I’m looking to become an airline pilot. I’m currently a senior in high school and will attend ATP after I complete an Associates Degree program with ERAU, but my question today deals with aircraft upgrading at the majors.
Once you go through the regionals, get hired by the majors and get placed on one of their smaller aircraft I presume, what is the process for you upgrading to a larger aircraft? Does it require you to become captain on your current plane? Do you get to choose the next plane you’re placed on?
I ask this after seeing the diagram of career progression on Envoy’s career page: http://www.envoyair.com/pilot-career-compensation/
Now, that diagram shows you becoming an American 777 Captain only 18 years after being hired by a regional. Is that really possible?
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