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rjfo

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What kind of time did recent skywest pilots get hired with?
Experience? Anyone know how many they might be hiring this year?
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I interviewed in October and was hired with about 1400tt and 135 multi. The other guys that got hired that day had about the same total, but one guy had about 600 multi. There was also a TWA guy there that I think got hired and he had a ton of time.

I haven't heard anything about their hiring plans. In October they made it sound like they planned on hiring a whole lot of pilots.

Has anyone heard anything about ground school dates? I know the one on Jan. 2nd is on, but there are some rumors about when the next one might be.
 

rjfo

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thanks

Thanks for the info, do you know how many are in the pool?
 

Chico

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Last I heard there were about 90 in the pool, and the Jan. 2nd class would be lowering that number. I don't know how reliable my source is though (it was not directly from the company). Good luck to you if you apply, SkyWest seems to be one of the best places to be right now.
 

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Thanks, I have my application in there now, and just waiting for a call hopefully. I fly at a regional now but would like to get back to the west coast and skywest seems like one of the best regionals to work for. How was the interview? What did it consist of?
thanks again
nick
 

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What ever happened to people getting called for an interview based on the Skywest point system? You can't tell me that someone with 1400 tt and 200 multi has gained more points than someone with 1800 tt, 800 multi, to include 700 121 turbine ME..
 

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I too am curious if the point system is still in use at SKW. I don't really think its going to help me out at 1200/600 but it's always good to understand how a company operates. If not the point system then I am sure we are all curious as to the new modus operandi . Perhaps Andy can shed some light on this for us if he is around.
 

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from what i've seen lately, the point system is still in use..... but, you've got a lot of high time ex-skywester's coming back to interview after being furloughed elsewhere. also, a couple letters o' sunshine from current employee's help's a bunch to get called. happy new year to all and best of luck.. -sr. :cool:
 

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When someone gets wind of the newhire domiciles, can you pass it along.

Tailwinds...
 

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Response to chperplt

It looks like the AVERAGE time for the new class in session now is just short of 2400 with 1070 in multi. That would put chperplt a little below average for the class. We have several with solid military experience as well as those with experience from other regionals.

No word on domiciles for this class for a while yet.
 

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Thank Andy

Thanks for the info.

I was simply responding to Chico's post of 1400tt and 135me.
 

eddie

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Does anyone know how much weight the point system puts on recency of experience?

I would love to get an interview, but I'm at a loss. I have more time than the average noted on the previous post, including some Part 121 PIC. If anyone wants to speculate as to what it takes, or in that case wants to throw a letter of recommendation my way.;), let me know.
 

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Has anyone heard of any new classes in the coming months? A buddy in CRJ transitioning said that the plan is 400 new pilots this year. Hopefully more classes will mean more hiring!!!

Also, I saw today that American Eagle is going to start flying some Delta stuff out of LAX in the slaabs...what's up with that???
 

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I think a good ballpark figure would be 200-300 in 2002. We have a newhire class in session now.

The Delta-Eagle thing has been going on. I think there is a provision of our agreement with United that keeps SkyWest from doing the Delta Connection work at LAX. I think you will find that on those Eagle flights at LAX, there are other code shares on board the same aiplane as Delta passengers - that is, it is not a dedicated Delta Connection flight.
 

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Thanks Andy! That should put the DFW talk to rest for a while.

Brgds! Rider
 

g159av8tor

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Andy,

Any new news on the supposed EMB-120 on 27 Feb class?

Tailwinds...
 

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What I hear is the class may or may not, it all depends on what United is going to do with us and with thereselves. I know the stuff out of PDX is getting less and going more to FAT crews. The rumor around the airport is that LAX could be a RJ base along with DAL by the end of the year, and the smaller bases will be shutting down to make mega bases like Comair or ASA has. So the picture could like LAX, PSP, FAT, and DEN for United and SLC, DAL for Delta. But who knows this stuff changes daily. Good luck coming to SkyWest it is worth the wait. There is no better Regional out there!

KFFA
 
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