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Hired By An Airline!

Wed Oct 01, 2003 3:19 pm

Hey everybody- First off, I apologize for my grammar tonight- it's late and my brain has shut down, so please bear with me...

Well, last wed. I went in for an interview with Pinnacle Airlines (Northwest Airlink)...11 people there total, was also going to be another group coming in on Thurs. Went through all the fun stuff that they put you through (written exam, interview with line captain/HR rep), then after that, the chief pilot and director of flight standards walked in and called my name...talked to me for a little while about myself, how I would handle training, and then offered me a job!!! Words cannot describe how happy I was. I'll likely be starting class in Nov. (will find out for sure here shortly)- will start out right seat in the CRJ- captain in 18-24 months. They've been my number 1 choice ever since i started looking at what airlines I'd like to fly for- just a dream come true.

So yep..that's my story! Good things do happen in hard flying times like this- just went in there with a positive attitude and had a great time.




[Edited 2003-10-01 08:29:59]
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Wed Oct 01, 2003 3:40 pm

Let me be the first to say "Congratulations"! Big grin
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Wed Oct 01, 2003 4:20 pm

And me the second!! Awesome news!!  Big thumbs up

Always good to see a Florida guy get hired. I don't think anyone in the forums much doubted that you'd get picked up.

Hopefully with a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck I'll be on an RJ somewhere in a few years myself...can't wait for that feeling!

Congratulations!!!!
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Wed Oct 01, 2003 4:48 pm

And I will be the third but not the last (hopefully) to congratulate you !  Big thumbs up

A.net member, that should be enough reason for airline to hire people, shouldn't it ?

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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Wed Oct 01, 2003 6:01 pm

Congrats!!

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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Wed Oct 01, 2003 7:40 pm

God bless you guy!!!
 
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Wed Oct 01, 2003 9:54 pm

Sooooo... The dream is over, you woke up and it is not a dream... it's REAL!

Congratulations.
 
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Wed Oct 01, 2003 9:58 pm

Nice one! Congratulations! Big grin
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Wed Oct 01, 2003 10:00 pm

Congratulations and good luck!  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Wed Oct 01, 2003 10:03 pm

Congrats.
Best of luck.
 
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Wed Oct 01, 2003 10:27 pm

Mate, that is just fantastic  Big thumbs up

Let me be the first from down under to tell you Congratulations!
 
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Wed Oct 01, 2003 10:33 pm

Congratulations!!
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Wed Oct 01, 2003 10:41 pm

Always glad to hear good news! Best of luck.
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:20 pm

Haha congratulations with your new job, I know how it feels Smile, I also got hired by an airline recently Big thumbs up
Have fun and good luck with your work
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 12:17 am

Denny,

Always like to hear some good news about the airlines. You were extremely lucky to get the position and that Pinnacle was hiring. Very lucky. With your very postive attitude, I'd like to congratulate you with your new career. Have fun and good luck with it and hopefully I'll see you in the skies.

very respectfully,

Kevin
 
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 12:22 am

Congratulations! Big grin.... You're definitely very lucky.. Smile.... Good luck in the future.
 
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 12:29 am

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy for you!  Smile  Smile  Smile
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Thu Oct 02, 2003 12:31 am

That's awesome news, Denny! I'm sure I don't have to tell you how hard it is to score a job in this economy -- even with oodles of hours. I do, however, wish we would have offered you a job first; you seem to be both a first rate pilot and person.

Do you think your dad's position favored your being hired?

Enjoy flying the CRJ around the South,

joe
 
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 12:33 am

Hey dude - congrats. I didn't relaize PCL was your #1 choice. Maybe I'll run into you someday in DTW, MSP or MEM. Please wear your hat and tie when you get it and no slow jokes about the BAc jet!! Only we're allowed to make fun of ourselves.

Not to burst your bubble - but I wouldn't count on 18-24 mo for an upgrade.
The latest vacancies over there don't even have capt positions on them.

Once again - congrats and see you in the hubs.


AZJ

 
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 12:43 am

I would also like to contribute to the crowd by saying congratulations! always a great achievement and you'll do great there! as you said it's a dream come true, so congratulations on reaching your dreams as well!

best of luck in the future, let us know how training goes!!

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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 1:40 am

Congrats, you are living my dream that I hope will come true to me in a few years. Maybe in the future I will be flying with you, and once again, congrats.

Tom
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 1:50 am

Congratulations, it must be a wonderful feeling. I wish you successful training! Keep us posted!

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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 2:33 am

Great news! Im glad you got the job  Big thumbs up
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 2:39 am

Very Well done indeed!!!!!  Big thumbs up One of my ambitions and dreams.

Best of luck!! Keep us all posted,

Regards,

JKW Big grin
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 3:32 am

Congrats buddy!! As stated earlier, please let us spotter visit when time permits!
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:03 am

Congratulations, and have fun!!!


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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:13 am

Congratulations! That is awesome news!  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
Hope to see you up flying up here to CWA sometime!

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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:14 am

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Well done! Best wishes.

 
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:23 am

Gongratulations and GO CANES!!!!!!
 
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:24 am

CWA as in Central Wisconsin Airport? That's my old home airport!
cool  Big thumbs up
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:55 am

Congrats !!!!!
I hope to join that club (the hired ones) in a short time.
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 5:40 am

Many, many congratulations!

Best of luck

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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 5:51 am

Remember you still have training to go thru and it is not cake. But if you can make it to IOE then it will be pretty smooth from there. I myself am interviewing and applying to many airlines out there and hope to get hired here soon. I remember getting the call from Comair about a month before they went on strike for my class date and then never got to my training because of the strike. I am hoping to get back with them or maybe even ASA. Congrats and enjoy the snow up in the North.



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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 5:57 am

I am very happy for you.

God bless through Jesus with lots of love,

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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 8:03 am

Congrats and good luck with the CRJ training Big grin
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 8:28 am

Excellent news my friend!

If you don't mind my asking, what are your totals & where did you build most of your time?

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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 8:36 am

Congradulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You lucky dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 8:39 am

Congrats,
May I ask what kind of experience and education do you have? Just to compare myself..... dream dream dream....
 
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 8:46 am

Congratulations!!!! You are living my dream, maybe someday we'll fly together! (Ignore the screename on that one...haha)
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 9:47 am

I got one question. How many hours do you have. I would expect 1500. Also want to know i would imagine you have your ATP already. Congrats and maybe with alot of hard work i will be in a CRJ or any commercial plane at 25. NW is a great one to fly for.
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 9:54 am

I have been reading and conversing with you off and on for quite a while now, and as a parent with a son who like you has done the flight instructor route, let me just add my sincerest congratulations on your new position. I flew for many years(though not as a pilot) and did indeed love it the whole time. I know you will do the same!! Best of luck and keep us up to date on your training progress.
 
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 9:59 am

Good job! and welcome to the industry!! BRACE BRACE BRACE, just kidding... It is a lifestyle that you will come to love and enjoy!
 
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 9:59 am

That's great news!! I hope that that CRJ flies as nicely as it looks! On another positive note for all you hopefuls. We've lost a few instructors to the regionals lately and almost all of my friends that recently graduated got jobs as CFIs. It's definately coming back around!
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 10:13 am

Congratulations!!!  Big thumbs up

I'm hoping to head that way myself. I can't imagine how good you must feel. I hear airline interviews are TOUGH to get through, I bet it took alot to stay calm and positive during it.


Do tell us about your interview! I'm interested, since hopefully someday I'll get one myself, I am curious as to how they go. Were you nervous?

At any rate, heartfelt congrats, this is a major step towards an eventual job flying a mainliner, best of luck in all interviews to come. You just got over an incredibly high hurdle.  Smile

[Edited 2003-10-02 03:20:39]
 
pilot727aa
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 10:28 am

That is great news! Good Job! How many hours did you have, and what was your training? I am at an aviation college and am working on my instrument rating currently... Seems like it will be a long time before I get to your place, but I can't wait! Congratulations once again!
-Brady
 
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 10:35 am

Congrats as well!!! Just wondering, what happened with the Piaggio Avanti job???

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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 10:42 am

Let me join the queue of congratulation!!!  Smile

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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 10:49 am

Congratulations!

The goals that one can accomplish with just a dream and some hard work is just incredible. I hope to one day follow your footsteps, for that is something that I myself have been dreaming of my whole life. Congrats again, and I am so happy for you!

Pilotman52
 
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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 11:01 am

Congratulations!

Soon you'll be making the big money! Best of luck!

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RE: Hired By An Airline!

Thu Oct 02, 2003 11:15 am

Hey man, good job on landin' the job...

You ever get a line that puts you through SCE, maybe I'll run into you. PCL just picked up one of the flights in here. They get an overnight here starting in Nov, its a fun town. I might be out of this town before you're done with training.

Question, when you come out of training, will you be holding a line or on reserve?

btw...sorry EmiratesA345, but no one makes the big bucks at the regionals

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