Written test @ SkyWest

Bunney

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Any body else screw up on the written at SkyWest today? Apparently, I didn't follow directions because I answered 1-50.

Maybe I can try again in 6-12 months!
 

CaptBuzzard

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What was the deal? I am attending on the 20th in Portland. Any insight on how the day went. Were people getting interviews scheduled?
 

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Nope. . . Just a couple of SkyWest videos and a bio of where the company expects to be in 2004.
 

Andy Neill

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put out at the pilots' session was that those who met minimums and got a passing score on the tests would be called for interviews in accordance with the relative strength of their resume' among those attending the fairs. In other words if you passed the test and have 4000 hours of recent Part 121 turbine time, you would get an interview call before someone passing with the bare minimums. Both would get called but the stronger resume's would get the calls earlier.
 

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Andy,

Any word on how many people actually took the test? What is the percent of people who typically pass it? I think I did well, but I'm just at company minimums, so it looks like it will be awhile yet!

Thanks!
 

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HOW LONG TO GRADE THOSE SUCKERS

ANDY, ANY IDEA HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO GET
NOTICE ON HOW WE DID ON THE WRITTEN? AND IS
THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS TT HOURS? HOW ABOUT
COLLEGE, OR MULTI TIME? THX JOPILOT
 

CaptBuzzard

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I am going on the 20th. Did you guys bring all of your info, or just logbook and resume? How was the test?
 

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Test results (pass/fail) should be out in 1-2 weeks after each of the testing dates. Things that matter on getting the callbacks are TT, Part 121/135, recent, tubine, multi, crew, ATP, letters of recommend from SkyWest pilots, and actual instrument. College does not have an effect on the score but is a nice thing to have.
 

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CAPT BUZZ MAN

WRITTEN WAS STRAIGHT OUT OF ATP BOOK, PRETTY EASY
IF YOU HAVE YOUR SH..TOGETHER. MECHANICAL WAS NOT
TOO BAD. JUST TAKE YOUR TIME AND MAKE SURE TO ANSWER
Q'S THEY WANT ON 1-50( Q'S IN PERENTHSIS) EX. #1(3) MEANS ANSWER
#3 IN ANSWER BLANK #1....I THINK A FEW PEOPLE JUST TOTALLY
BLEW THIS! TAKE ALONG AN UPDATED RESUME AND A BIG STICK
TO BEAT YOUR WAY IN THE DOOR I WOULD GUESS OVER 180 PILOTS SHOWED UP IN SLC SO IF YOU R LOW TIME LIKE ME
IT COULD BE A WHILE, GOOD LUCK MAN.
 

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Thanks, I have been studying the ATP book like crazy. I feel pretty confident about the tests, and despite being low time, an interview make my day, even if it means waiting a while. Gives me more time to keep flying and to prepare.
 

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Andy,

So you are saying that even low time guys like myself have a chance at getting called if I pass the writtens?
 

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From what was put out yesterday, as I understand it, a pilot who meets SkyWest minimums AND passes the tests, will get a call for the rest of the interview (tech and sim) before someone with better qualifications who did not attend the fairs.

What is different from the last time is that the first into the interview pool is not necesarily the first out of the interview pool.
For instance, a well-qualified pilot attending the PDX fair on the 20th who passes the test will be called before a minimally qualified pilot who passes the test at the SLC fair yesterday.
 

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hello all and andy-

what was the clothing attire like. i would rather not come over dressed.
 

Andy Neill

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Nearly wall-to-wall dark suits.

The interview team was in company polo shirts.
 

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Andy,

A couple questions. I'm a little above minimums, have 500 turbine, 100 multi, and the rest single engine, for a total of 1400. I'm just about to start a part time gig flying a Citation. I'm prepared to go to the LAX fair next Wednesday. How many possible slots is SkyWest going to fill this year? And with my time, do you think I would have decent chance of getting on? I'm also 44 by the way, meaning that I'll want to retire with Skywest. Is that something else they consider when hiring pilots? Sorry for all the Q's.

Thank you,

Av8ter
 

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We talked about hiring 200 this year including the 80 in the pool. Looking at the jet deliveries and the turboprops turn ins scheduled, that looks about right.

Your time (quantity and type) puts you in a decent position to get hired if you attend the fair. If you don't, it would probably be quite a long wait before we would call you. Your age is no factor either positively or negatively as long as you are between 21 and 60.
 

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Andy,

So what you're saying is that SkyWest plans on hiring about 120 as a result of these fairs?

What about a CFI-I/MEI with 1100 hours (120 ME)?

Thanks!
 

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I answer this post with great hesitation lest I get into a "What about me, boss?" scenario as seen in the Bugs Bunny cartoons.

Someone with minimal qualifications who passed the test should be getting a call for an interview. That call may come in late summer or fall, but it will come. Someone with minimal qualifications who didn't come take the test would wait a considerable amount longer (next year?) if we have to get through all those more qualified (higher scoring resume's) available to SkyWest on its online application site.
 
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