Every rotor-to-airline transition journey is unique, with its own specific challenges, decisions, and pathways. Mine is no different, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer. There is however, a common denominator that MUST be a part of every successful journey, and that is the importance of understanding how a given RTP pathway differs from another, how the regional & airline industry works, doing your due diligence, and purposefully quantifying exactly what each choice will cost you. These are not separate actions, but a single interconnected view you must have of your new career choice.

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When beginning your transition to the airlines usually you will compare several different R-ATP programs, map out domiciles with the various regionals, and have a good understanding of the steps involved. However, a largely overlooked part of this planning is getting a FAA first class medical certificate.

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This post will attempt to highlight the typical GoJet Airlines interview. Our goal is to learn about you and it is your opportunity to learn about us to see if we are the right choice for you. To facilitate that goal, we want to make the interview experience as enjoyable as possible. Preparedness is a key to success, never hesitate to reach out to your recruiter leading up to the interview should you have questions.

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Well, well, well…so, you’ve done it. You’ve officially decided that you want to go fly jets for the airlines. It’s a big step, and quite a difficult choice to make, especially if you will be getting out of the military before retirement. That is how I did it, so I decided to help out fellow #RTAGers by putting together what I learned during my transition, providing a rough timeline that could help you decide what steps to take, and in what order. If you’re still on the fence, it could also give you some clarity for what to expect if you decide to pull the trigger. Some of this may not apply if you are retiring, but a lot of it goes for everyone making the leap.

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