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Old 25th Oct 2017, 21:11
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There's also Bluejet who turns grocery clerks into airline pilots too....

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ks-into-pilots

"clean up on runway four"

"price check on seat 13F"
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Old 26th Oct 2017, 19:03
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Horizon Air Update:

See ? It's all gonna work out

“Horizon Air Chief Executive Dave Campbell, also on the conference call, said that though he's now hiring about 30 pilots a month, 'it's going to take us another 90 days to really catch up on the backlog of training' of newly hired pilots.

'It's really now about catching up on the training,' Campbell said.

In an internal message to Horizon Air employees Wednesday, also obtained by The Times, Campbell said the airline is on track to meet its 2017 hiring goal of 300 pilots and will double the size of its pilot training department.”

Alaska Air stock falls sharply on difficulties with Virgin, Horizon Air
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Old 26th Oct 2017, 23:07
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I was raised in the states, but my Dad never applied for us all to get permanent residency (despite having correct visas) at the time. I'm desperate to come "home".

Now working for a major international legacy, thousands of turbine hours, happy to come and do my time, what do you think the chances of regionals opening up for Europeans? (I know this is a delicate topic, not looking to come in and undercut US pilots here)
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Old 27th Oct 2017, 15:40
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I was raised in the states, but my Dad never applied for us all to get permanent residency (despite having correct visas) at the time. I'm desperate to come "home".
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Perhaps a chat with a US immigration lawyer to assess your chances ? Not sure how one does that from Over There. I assume the US embassy as a starting point would be a waste of time ?

This immigration stuff gets complicated in a hurry.

P.S. FWIW, I've not heard of any US carrier taking Europeans straight off the boat the way they do Aussies. Not saying it hasn't happened somewhere, somehow, but I haven't heard of it.

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Old 3rd Nov 2017, 11:25
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Commutair update. I guess you'd have to get into the fine print to see how good this deal actually is but they're working to attract/retain pilots. As much head "keeping" as head hunting:


CommutAir Extends Captain Pay to First Officers | AviationPros.com
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Old 6th Nov 2017, 12:08
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Little bit of headhunting from Delta's wholly-owned regional, Endeavor. Get 'em while they're young.

This is a bit of a bold statement considering how few Endeavor pilots actually get hired by DL. The contract LOA stipulates interviews...not necessarily hiring:

"Consider this your first “step” to flying at Endeavor, and eventually, Delta Air Lines."


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Old 7th Nov 2017, 11:39
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A bit more effort by Horizon Air:

“The program has also gotten some help for Horizon Air. The regional airline donated a $10,000 flight simulator to the school last year, and offers $7,500 stipends to 17 students who, when they graduate, will have guaranteed jobs with Horizon.”



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Old 9th Nov 2017, 16:59
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For two years I worked in the same building as Key Lime. They definitely are feeling the hiring crunch but so are many part 135 operations.
Speaking of Key Lime, here's their latest offering. Sure hope a "pay period" is two weeks vs one month:

Pilot-Fixed Wing job at Key Lime Air, Inc. - First Officer
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 19:35
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I was raised in the states, but my Dad never applied for us all to get permanent residency (despite having correct visas) at the time. I'm desperate to come "home".

Now working for a major international legacy, thousands of turbine hours, happy to come and do my time, what do you think the chances of regionals opening up for Europeans? (I know this is a delicate topic, not looking to come in and undercut US pilots here)
Send a mail to Air Wisconsin's recruiters
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 21:13
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Why Air Wisconsin for RHS's particular circumstances ? Is AW cheating on the Aussies and somehow taking non-Aussie expats ?
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Old 17th Nov 2017, 09:38
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Not much detail in the article but the DOT is getting involved in the effort to fill the regional ranks. Hard to know just what this means:

"...an innovative research program aimed at supporting the country’s military veterans with airline pilot career preparation and training..."


Regional Airline Association Supports DOT's "Forces to Flyers" Initiative


OK...shoulda consulted The Google since it knows everything so we don't have to. Still not 100% clear on details:

“This is a three-year demonstration program with two main objectives: First, to assess the level of interest among our military veterans in becoming pilots. And second, to help American veterans who are not already military pilots to receive the training they need to become commercial pilots.

After the Department’s Volpe National Transportation Systems Center puts the finishing touches on the design of this program, it will provide financial support for training interested veterans.”

https://www.transportation.gov/brief.../forces-flyers

A few more comments from A4A and DL:

https://www.transportation.gov/brief...rch-initiative

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Old 21st Nov 2017, 17:02
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Not anything new in this article about Forces To Flyers, but at the bottom is a link to sign up to receive updates if interested. Look for this at the end:

"Sign up here [Email links icon] to receive updates regarding the Forces to Flyers research initiative."

https://www.transportation.gov/brief...rch-initiative


A bit more info on this program. It appears similar to the GI Bill but the quote below adds details but not enough to fully understand the criteria for entry:

"Aviation analyst Bob Mann of R.W. Mann & Co. expressed skepticism about Forces to Flyers, noting that veterans can already get paid flight training under the GI Bill. This year, veterans can receive up to $13,000 under the Post-9/11 GI Bill to attend a vocational flight school.

In a statement, a DOT spokesman said that the department anticipates that the program will cover training costs beyond what is offered by the GI Bill."


http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-N...pilot-shortage

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Old 27th Nov 2017, 15:23
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Efforts to get more RW pilots into the regional world. Not enough detail to understand how they're doing it...but they're doin' sumpthin':

"Seeking to permit pilots of military helicopters and tiltrotor craft to claim civilian credit for hours spent behind the controls while in uniform, the agency on Friday formally proposed revising current regulations spelling out experience requirements for new commercial captains and copilots.

The goal is to help alleviate shortages of entry-level pilots, an undersupply that particularly is dogging certain regional carriers
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FAA Tries to Ease Pilots’ Path From Military to Airlines - The Wall Street Journal

Normally, Googling the article title will get to a WSJ link circumventing the pay wall but it didn't work this time.
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Old 27th Nov 2017, 16:51
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Endeavor Air contract extension

Endeavor Air has a new pay scale. Starting Jan 1 2018, new-hire FOs will make $50.16 per hour and there is an additional $10K bonus available. The company also improved benefits.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/en...pay-2017-11-22
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Old 30th Nov 2017, 09:04
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While TP freight feeders aren't technically "regional" airlines, I think their pilot recruitment/retention issues sorta/kinda fit the general entry level headhunting issue. This on FedEx:

Not a lot of detail but a pretty big carrot to dangle to entice people to join FedEx's freight feeder system.

“…FedEx also announced it had signed an agreement to be the launch customer for the new ATR 75-600 production freighter, under which FedEx will purchase 30 of the freighters with options to increase the order to 20 more. The purchases are part of FedEx’s strategy to modernize its feeder fleet and develop a pilot training program…”

"...thanks to a collaborative training program we are planning, will create a reliable pipeline of well-qualified pilot applicants for FedEx Express pilot jobs, leveraging the experience they will gain in our feeder system..."


https://aircargoworld.com/allposts/f...kycourier-408/

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Old 6th Dec 2017, 09:22
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Pen Air looking for Saab street captains. Ad posted Dec. 6:

https://www.latestpilotjobs.com/jobs/view/id/10748.html
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Old 9th Dec 2017, 13:24
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UAL and Expressjet ?

Maybe this would help pilot recruiting...maybe not:

"United, which has a minority stake in CommutAir, is the only one of the three largest U.S. carriers that doesn’t own a regional airline outright. That can put United at a disadvantage in recruiting pilots."


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ine-expressjet
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Old 19th Dec 2017, 10:36
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This is an interesting turn and encouraging for current (?) and prospective Horizon Air pilots:

"In a new effort to attract and retain pilots at Horizon, management separately announced Monday a new program setting up an easier career path for Horizon pilots to move up to the better-paid jobs at Alaska Airlines.

Pilots joining the program will be offered the opportunity to interview with Alaska early in their career at Horizon, regardless of flight time or experience.


When Alaska has openings, it will hire without any additional interviews from a pool of experienced Horizon pilots in the program whose record at the regional carrier is sufficiently good, with offers based on seniority."

https://www.seattletimes.com/busines...troubled-year/

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Old 19th Dec 2017, 13:04
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Delta Air Lines is now exploring a program where employees with 5 years of service, a private pilot certificate, and 100 hours of flight time can take a leave of absence to complete their commercial pilot certificate and build time towards an ATP and return to Delta as an airline pilot.
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According to the latest statement, DL has decided to go ahead with this program (along with a couple of other initiatives). Response to the "survey" of current employees was pretty strong. Appears to involve CFIing and time at an unnamed regional.

Details to follow next year.
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Old 19th Dec 2017, 21:12
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UPS shepherding resources:


“Successful completion of the 12 month UPS mentoring program will result in an interview with UPS Airlines subject to its hiring needs and requirements.”


Ameriflight, UPS Airlines Finalize Phase Two Expansion Of Gateway Program | Aero-News Network
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