Question of the Week: Commercial Hiring Requirements at Regional Airlines


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Last week, AVweb solicited reader opinions on the FAA’s revamped, internet-based WINGS program.

The largest segment of those readers who chose to answer our question were on the fence about "WINGS 2.0":  34% of you said you might try one or two of the online courses before making up your minds.  By contrast, another 27% of you applauded the change, saying it’s time WINGS was brought into the Information Age.

A complete breakdown of the responses can be viewed here.
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Regional airlines are currently struggling to fill new-hire classes, and some are being hired as first officers with the bare minimum of a commercial license with multi-engine and instrument ratings, meaning they could have as little as 250 hours TT.

What should be the minimum qualifications for a regional airline new-hire pilot?

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