kaputt Posted January 31 Share Posted January 31 (edited) I realize most on here haven’t had to deal with the regionals, or at most made brief stops there, but I know there’s also a few of us floating around that are prior mil career changers who are in aviation now and doing it the civilian way to 1500 hours. So along that line, I’m looking for a little advice from the airline guys on here. Unfortunately, the music has essentially stopped right now at the regional level in terms of 1500 hour FO hiring. The regionals have a huge Captain shortage and newbie FOs are pretty much worthless to them right now being at least 1,000 hours away from the left seat. As such, the hiring has ground to a halt unless you are a direct entry Captain or can quickly become one. I got my apps in at Endeavor and the AA wholly owned as I was approaching my mins and it was radio silence. Decided to try some of the “lower tier” regionals as well like CommutAir, Air Wisconsin, etc… and it’s been nordo from them too. Several coworkers are getting the same lack of response too so it’s not just me. I currently teach at one of the IFT programs for the mil, I’ll not say which one to keep this somewhat anonymous. So the job is enjoyable and stable, but I have to imagine packing on piston engine time past 1,500 hours doesn’t do too much for the resume. Should I be looking at other opportunities like FedEx feeder cargo or similar, or just keep playing the waiting game for a regional to call? Edited January 31 by kaputt Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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