S5 E-170 upgrade @ 6/04

SF340Guy

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 26, 2004
Posts
148
Total Time
+8000
Shuttle America has pilots in the next upgrade class with a 6/22/2004 DOH. Seems kinda quick compared to XJT 3+ years, or AE 7+ years, but hey...I guess we only make a few dollars more than your 50 seat rates, so I guess it all evens out.
 
Last edited:

FL280

Active member
Joined
Jan 16, 2005
Posts
33
Total Time
9000
All you CFI 1200hr wonders all want the fast track to the left seat, just remember the pilots at ACA and Air Wisconsin got bent over by ua, so you can "upgrade"

Injoy it while it lasts because in 5 years ua will be coming back to you to cut costs again.
 

kngarthur

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 26, 2004
Posts
348
Total Time
1850
FL280 said:
All you CFI 1200hr wonders all want the fast track to the left seat, just remember the pilots at ACA and Air Wisconsin got bent over by ua, so you can "upgrade"

Injoy it while it lasts because in 5 years ua will be coming back to you to cut costs again.
OH SNAP!!!! TURBINE PIC BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By then I'll be going to FEDEX!
 

SF340Guy

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 26, 2004
Posts
148
Total Time
+8000
kngarthur said:
OH SNAP!!!! TURBINE PIC BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By then I'll be going to FEDEX!!
EXACTLY!!!! The quicker the upgarde the quicker the mins are met for the Majors when they start hiring.
 

nimtz

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 5, 2001
Posts
1,442
Total Time
?
SF340Guy said:
EXACTLY!!!! The quicker the upgarde the quicker the mins are met for the Majors when they start hiring.
Yeah good luck with that! Five hundred hours of Turbine PIC will put you right on the top of Fedex and Southwest's 20,000+ applications. Gonna be hard for the majors to hire when many narrowbodies are heading to the desert and being replaced by lucky you in the 170. Oh well at least you are a JET CAPTAIN! That will get you laid!
 
Last edited:

OPECJet

1700
Joined
Nov 7, 2003
Posts
2,312
Total Time
5K
Originally Posted by kngarthur
OH SNAP!!!! TURBINE PIC BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By then I'll be going to FEDEX!
Go to hell junior......
 

kngarthur

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 26, 2004
Posts
348
Total Time
1850
nimtz said:
Yeah good luck with that! Five hundred hours of Turbine PIC will put you right on the top of Fedex and Southwest's 20,000+ applications. Gonna be hard for the majors to hire when many narrowbodies are heading to the desert and being replaced by lucky you in the 170. Oh well at least you are a JET CAPTAIN! That will get you laid!
Oh I'm in--as soon as I get the 1000 Turbine PIC
 

SF340Guy

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 26, 2004
Posts
148
Total Time
+8000
nimtz said:
Yeah good luck with that! Five hundred hours of Turbine PIC will put you right on the top of Fedex and Southwest's 20,000+ applications. Gonna be hard for the majors to hire when many narrowbodies are heading to the desert and being replaced by lucky you in the 170. Oh well at least you are a JET CAPTAIN! That will get you laid!
Yeah, cause FED EX just announced they are getting rid of their fleet to replace it with an all express 170 feeder, but hey, your 3500 hours of right seat jet time should put you right up there.

When you know someone to walk your resume in, it helps if you meet the time requirements, and one of those major time requirements is Turbine PIC. Like I said, a quick upgrade will get you to those requirements a lot faster, never did I say that that would get you to the top of the pile.

But you do have to meet the minimums to be put in the pile in the first place, so it helps.
 

On Your Six

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 8, 2004
Posts
4,509
Total Time
9,500
Good for them....

Give these guys a break - I am sure you would be happy too if you were in their position... They've been flying the SLAAB 340 for awhile and deserve a good break - and that E170 is an awesome airplane.
 

BenderGonzales

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 3, 2005
Posts
859
Total Time
xxxxxx
It's astounding that the kids jump at this stuff as if they're the first ones that thought of it.

They either forget or were never taught that ten years ago there were a group of kids who did exactly the same thing.

Shortly after 09/11 those 7000+ were furloughed.

What makes these kids think that they're going to be any more succesful than those who preceeded them?
 

kngarthur

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 26, 2004
Posts
348
Total Time
1850
BenderGonzales said:
It's astounding that the kids jump at this stuff as if they're the first ones that thought of it.

They either forget or were never taught that ten years ago there were a group of kids who did exactly the same thing.

Shortly after 09/11 those 7000+ were furloughed.

What makes these kids think that they're going to be any more succesful than those who preceeded them?
Timing!!!!
 
E

E170Guppykiller

Here, Here. I can't wait to upgrade and start putting out apps to FedEx and UPS. Forget SWA, i'm not about to pay for a type with my hard earned money. It is all about timing and the timing for us junior types is looking pretty good now with FedEx and UPS hiring in droves.
 

kngarthur

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 26, 2004
Posts
348
Total Time
1850
Wait! I should be ashamed to upgrade! Triple my salary and improve my resume? I don't get it why people are such sore losers.
 

Bdfg1

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 10, 2005
Posts
347
Total Time
.
kngarthur said:
Wait! I should be ashamed to upgrade! Triple my salary and improve my resume? I don't get it why people are such sore losers.
Go to bed junior
 

viper548

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 30, 2004
Posts
2,090
Total Time
6800
E170Guppykiller said:
Here, Here. I can't wait to upgrade and start putting out apps to FedEx and UPS. Forget SWA, i'm not about to pay for a type with my hard earned money. It is all about timing and the timing for us junior types is looking pretty good now with FedEx and UPS hiring in droves.
Get in line behind every other regional captain, furloughed mainline guy, and military pilot that has 1000 turbine PIC
 
Top