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Question about regional airlines


(Clinton Ossai) #1

i plan on going to the atp in new york so i was wandering what regional airlines are available there after completing my atp program and gotten 1500 hours


(Eric) #2

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(Nicholas Houston Zahn) #3

What are the perks for flying in a regional airline? I know it doesn’t pay much


#4

Nicholas,

While the regionals don’t pay what the majors do, I would not say that the pay is bad. Starting pay is roughly $40k these days, sometimes with additional signing bonuses on top of that. Captains at a regional can easily make $100k. Perks also include pretty decent health insurance, retirement contributions, travel and perhaps most importantly, building the flight time and experience necessary to take the next step in your career.

Chris


#5

Nicholas,

I second Chris here. The single biggest “perk” is you’re getting paid to fly some pretty nice equipment and getting invaluable experience flight experience flying in a plethora of conditions around North America.

Adam


(Nicholas Houston Zahn) #6

Thanks guys that really further my view on regional airlines!