How does it work?


New Member
If your a pilot for a regional or major how does it work?

Do you ride the same airplane everyday, how often do you ride a diffrent airplane?


'Tiger Team' Member
By the same plane do you mean the exact plane, like the registration number? or the same type like EMB145? Most of the time the company tries to keep you in the same plane all the day, but sometime you do have to switch, which makes for a hassle, b.c you have to gather all your gear and do all the setup checks all again.
At my company we fly three types of the EMB 145/140/135. It is possible to fly a 145 one leg an 135 the next.


Well-Known Member
Same TYPE of airplane? Yes (like Doug flies the MD88/90s).

Same EXACT plane everyday? Of course not! If a company has 100 MD80s, you could be flying any of 'em... it's all dependant on scheduling.

You can bid for a different plane assuming you have enough seniority, and no one senior to you bids for the spot (and gets it).


Island Bus Driver
Kingairer... I just saw you are from Loovull KY. I used to think that it was a different place from Louisville (sp). I worked for a brach office of IT company based out of there and when the home office would call and say "hey this is so and so from the Loovull office" I used to think we had another branch somewhere else.



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however to switch between different types i.e. 737 to 757 takes approximately 6 weeks of ground and sim instruction.


New Member
People from Kentucky know that the largest city in the state should be properly pronounced with only two syllables. It is "loo-vull", not "loo-eee-vill". Actually, I think that is how folks in Louisville spot out-of-towners!

Never lived there but once dated a Kentucky girl ... this is one of the many things I learned ...


New Member
Lol.. that's so funny u brought that up.. just over the weekend my gf' had family in from kentucky. right outside Brea I believe.... we had the same discussion.. !!!

Who woulda thunk it... " Loo-vull " .... lol


New Arizona, Il Duce/Warlord
Staff member
I fly the same aircraft occasionally. But we've got 120 MD-88's so chances are, I won't see the same aircraft for months.