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New Mesa Airlines Cadet Program

I was looking at Mesa Airlines website and it seems they have created a program with Southern Airways Express that advertises only needing 200-250 hours total to be employed with SAE and begin gaining flight hours and experience that is more beneficial than instructing.
I was just wondering what anyone thought about this program and if that direct experience (for extremely low pay) is more valuable and a a faster way to get to the regional jets?

Thanks for any feedback!

Mitchell,

There is actually a rather recent thread that discusses this very thing and has some good inside information. Take a look at it here:

Beat me by seconds Chris!

Interesting, thanks for the feedback!