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Old 11th Apr 2019, 19:52
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Originally Posted by XJTE3 View Post
Im not sure if i responded already. PPRuNe is not my cup of tea.
Well, it is occasionally useful, right ? Just have to separate the wheat from the chaff.

You offered a very useful bit of info about XJT.

Your countrymen will appreciate being kept informed about another regional opportunity.
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 08:10
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Kind of interesting. Haven't seen the fine print but it looks a bit different from the norm:

Ravn Air, UAA Announce Paid Internship Program For Alaskan Pilots | Aero-News Network
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ExpressJet announces a new rotor-transition program:


https://worldairlinenews.com/2019/04/23/expressjet-airlines-a-united-express-carrier-introduces-flexible-option-rotor-transition-program/


https://www.expressjet.com/careers/p...utm_medium=rtp

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L3 Airline Academy is offering scholarships now to females, in parternship and partly funded by SkyWest Airlines.
https://www.l3commercialaviation.com...s-scholarship/

At L3, we are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse future on the flight deck. L3 Commercial Aviation’s Airline Academy has joined forces with SkyWest Airlines to enhance its L3 Pilot Pathways Women Aviators Scholarship. SkyWest will offer an additional $25,000 of funding, increasing the scholarship offer up to $50,000 for one successful applicant.

The Women Aviator selected for this scholarship will be accepted into the SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program and the $50,000 scholarship will go towards the training costs of L3’s Professional Pilot Program in Florida.

L3 will also be providing one (1) scholarship worth up to $25,000 and eight (8) additional scholarships worth up to $12,500 to help a total of 10 aspiring female pilots begin their pilot training journey at L3 in Florida.

The Women Aviators Scholarships are open to all female U.S citizens and female U.S. permanent residents who successfully enroll into L3’s Professional Pilot Program. This scholarship is only the first of L3’s Pilot Pathways initiative, which is a broader commitment to improving the accessibility of training to aspiring pilots from all backgrounds.

Applications Due: June 30th
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Southern Airways Announces Strategic Minority Investment by SkyWest

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-r...Companies.html

POMOANO BEACH, Fla., April 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Southern Airways Corporation, the parent company of Southern Airways Express and Mokulele Airlines, has announced a strategic minority investment by SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW).



Southern now has more than 200 pilots in its combined pilot corps, many of whom are looking to advance their aviation careers to regional and mainline carriers. SkyWest is the largest regional carrier in the world as measured by fleet size, number of passengers carried and cities served. This strategic investment by SkyWest will enhance Southern’s recruiting capabilities by providing a career pathway from flight school through Southern’s cadet program and ultimately to SkyWest. Those interested in applying to Southern should visit the Careers tab on the company’s website, www.iFlySouthern.com.



"The airline marketplace is incredibly competitive, and we are pleased with this opportunity to firmly cement our brand alongside the most respected regional industry giant,”said Stan Little, chairman and CEO of Southern Airways. “Southern Airways is committed to remaining the most reliable and economical carrier in our class and to working with our partners to create win-win solutions like this one.”



“SkyWest is pleased to acquire a minority equity interest in Southern Airways,”said Wade Steel, chief commercial officer of SkyWest, Inc. “Putting a pilot pathway program in place with Southern enhances our pipeline of future Part 121 professional aviators.”


Southern, with operational footprints in the Gulf South, the mid-Atlantic and South Florida, recently acquired Mokulele Airlines, a carrier providing service throughout the Hawaiian Islands and in Southern California.



Southern began service in 2013 by offering flights from Memphis, Tenn. to Destin, Fla. using a total of four pilots and three aircraft. In 2015, Southern acquired Executive Express Aviation, an Illinois-based charter company that was previously contracted to operate the Southern flight schedule. In February 2016, Southern acquired Sun Air Express, an airline operating Essential Air Service (EAS) routes in the mid-Atlantic. Three years later, in February of 2019, Southern acquired Mokulele. Following the integration of the two airlines, expected to be complete by mid-summer, the new Southern Airways will operate 1,380 weekly flights, more than any other carrier in the 50 states.


For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Todd Smith ([email protected] 615-202-7944) or Southern’schief marketing officer, Keith Sisson ([email protected] 228-313-9920).



Founded in 2013, Pompano Beach, Florida-based Southern Airways Express has quickly grown to become one of the largest commuter airlines in the United States. Operating a fleet of Cessna Caravans and Grand Caravans, Southern, along with its new subsidiary, Mokulele Airlines, serves 30 cities with more than 220 peak-day departures from hubs at Baltimore, Dallas/Ft.Worth, Honolulu, Kahului, Kona, Memphis, Palm Beach and Pittsburgh. For more information, go to http://www.iFlySouthern.com or visit us on all major social media sites.
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Old 6th May 2019, 21:13
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This from GoJet. The bit about referral bonus is telling. Not sure what "successful pilot candidate" means. Finish IOE perhaps ?:

"$10,000 PER PILOT REFERRAL BONUS We know that great pilots know other great pilots. That's why we pay GoJet pilots a $10,000 bonus for each successful pilot candidate they refer to the company. And there's no cap on referrals, which means that pilots have the opportunity to earn a lot of extra cash."

DIRECT ENTRY CAPTAIN PROGRAM

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Old 9th May 2019, 11:34
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I don't know where you sit in the system, but I have had 30 years as an airline captain and am now involved in Part 135 management. I can assure you that there is a shortage of qualified pilots. I advertise hard and rarely get someone who meets my most basic needs, and usually someone else with deeper pockets poaches him before I can even start his training or he will have some shortfall such as no multi turbine time but I will take him and train him and when he has 250 hours multi turbine he leaves to a better job. Usually to the freight companies where he can fly a 747. The stats are clear; the number of pilots in this country have dropped by a large amount at the same time as the airlines need more, creating a vacuum which cannot be filled by legislation. It needs qualified, experienced and trained people at all seat positions and there is simply no supply. Why is that? Poor planning of course, not seeing this threat coming, of course, greed at the top maybe, complacency, whatever, but you have to realise it will take 8 to 10 years to create a SIC and 12 to 15 to create a PIC for the airline level. Those pilots who took those jobs used to have to prove themselves by flying small airplanes, in the bush or whatever, building time that counted, and getting ratings or quals that had a connection to what the employers wanted. Because of the shortage, if a person can climb the stairs to the HR department without collapsing he is qualified. I know guys who I would not employ to wash my car being given jobs as SIC on second-level and regional airlines, or even some in the top airlines merely because they had the required 1500 hours. Or even came close, with promises to put them in company sponsored jobs to build their time. The airlines are desperate and they will pay whatever they need, which is way more than I can pay at my level.
Nothing is being done to fix this problem. It will only get worse and the entire industry is in peril.
There is no work ethic any longer as the liberals have done their best to build the entitlement society, but the biggest hit has been the 1500 hour rule. A rule that had nothing to do with reality, was not driven by the Colgan accident as claimed in fact it makes the causes of the Colgan accident more prevalent. I can only conclude that, as it is usually done in this country, some special interests paid to have it pushed through. And it is supported by ALPA. Look no further.
Now a young'un who wants a career is faced with years more training, years more flying as a CFI or bush pilot in rough conditions, huge increases in debt, merely to have an ability to knock on a regional airline's door and ask for a low paying job as a SIC. No guarantees, no real career prospects, a risk that might not pay off. Why would anyone want to do that? So the youngsters are staying away in droves. There are not enough driven wannabe pilots out there to make it up, as the FAA itself will tell you. It was a crazy idea and it is predictably ruining this industry.
Those of you who are already at the top of course don't know or care, and you seem unable to look ahead to 5 years down the road when your airline too will be reducing flights, losing big money and going into at least Chapter 11. Many bigger airlines will fail as the smaller ones are doing already and suddenly there will be plenty of pilots available for me as they struggle to find jobs to pay back their huge financial liabilities but I fear it will be too late. My jobs will have gone way before that. At the lower end of the scale I am already hurting. I don't know how much longer small operators like ours can last. Probably not 5 years. And it is not due to salaries, it is due to the fact that there are simply no qualified pilots looking for work. So long as they can go directly to the bigger outfits why waste their time?
That must inevitably reduce the standards and it must lead to an uptick in incidents and accidents and it has already caused the loss of many lower-level aviation businesses including Part 135 and airports, and even mechanics are now in short supply.
Just a question to you as a manager in 135 company: does it possible to find a job with 250 hours for foreigner on M-1 visa?
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Old 9th May 2019, 12:29
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I will say this again. ALPA new that the 1500 hour rule would make the regionals up pay and conditions. Paying an SIC $18 an hour to crew a Dash 8 was not only stingy but dangerous. People sleeping in crew rooms after commuting from Arizona to New York (becasue they cant afford to live in domicile) is awful. Something had to be done.

Cutting the supply of 250 hour pilots who work for food stamps was the only option at the time.
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Old 10th May 2019, 11:05
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Boofhead,
I will say this again. ALPA new that the 1500 hour rule would make the regionals up pay and conditions. Paying an SIC $18 an hour to crew a Dash 8 was not only stingy but dangerous. People sleeping in crew rooms after commuting from Arizona to New York (becasue they cant afford to live in domicile) is awful. Something had to be done.

Cutting the supply of 250 hour pilots who work for food stamps was the only option at the time.
honestly I can say there is a noticeable difference in the skill level of my FOs that have the 1500 unrestricted ATP and the bare bones restricted ATP of 750 hours or whatever is. The 1500 hours while not without the usual new to 121 issues, their SA is far better than the 750 hour guys
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Exactly. It's the ability to maintain the big picture and multi-task that comes from having "been there" before. The experienced pilot will knock out 5 tasks while the low-time one is feeling saturated just flying if there's something unusual going on. It's not remotely a knock on low-timers (we were all there), but it just takes lots of reps in a dynamic environment.
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Old 13th Jun 2019, 21:35
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Another flow-through program announced from ACC to ABX Air:

“Air Cargo Carriers, LLC has announced the signing of a Flow-Through Program with Wilmington, Ohio-based airline ABX Air, Inc. “

“…can bypass the interview process and obtain a training class opportunity at ABX Air…”

https://www.kentuckynewera.com/news/...4ca7af27d.html
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Old 22nd Jun 2019, 11:09
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Interesting small-scale program for bridging the university-industry gap. Not sure what "...on their way to Frontier cockpits..." means. They would still need r-ATP flight times and surely a formal interview. Still a few questions in my mind:

“The Purdue-Frontier-Airbus team has conducted a small-group trial and successfully demonstrated that A320 Type rating can be integrated in the traditional collegiate program. Two Purdue students who completed such training are already on their way to Frontier cockpits.”

I suppose Frontier could reconsider their total flight time hiring requirements for such students or perhaps it means they'll just provide outcome data from this program to the FAA to make the case for changing the 1500-hour rule ? If it's the latter case, good luck with that:

"In addition to the inclusion of an A320 Type rating, Frontier Airlines will provide resources to re-evaluate quality and quantity of the current total flight time requirements under the Airline Transport Pilot certification rules."

https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/newsr...ssional-flight
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Update on Horizon Air hiring issues. Scroll down to "Overcoming A Pilot Shortage":

https://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/...232747187.html
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Beatin' the bushes:

“Part 121 airliners will not hire pilots over 65 because of federal laws. But, I was assured, they are hiring ATP-qualified pilots in their late 50s and early 60s. 'If you left aviation 20 years ago because of that lost decade, it’s time to come back,' declared Air Wisconsin Director of Pilot Recruitment Timothy Genc.

One regional airline recruiter told me that they had recently hired pilots in their mid-50s with the minimum requirements to start airline transport pilot certificate training—and the airline will reimburse their costs of earning the ATP.”

https://www.avweb.com/features/caree...rement-career/
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This from Sliver Airways. I don't see a date on it but word is they started up their Emerging Aviators Program again:

"Pilots who enter at the Cleared Direct phase are eligible for paid ATP-CTP training (transportation and housing also included), and if selected to join the Silver Airways team as First Officer, will receive a $12,000 sign-on bonus. And, once on board as First Officer, employees are eligible to receive $2,500 for each and every pilot referred who interviews and is selected to join the Silver Airways team too."



https://www.silverairways.com/pilot-...tment#programs
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I couldn't find a CFI thread that fit this job posting but it's related to Mesa so I'll put it here. Maybe it's my imagination but I can almost smell the desperation. Disregard the date in the title...it appears to be a typo:

https://www.jsfirm.com/job/Pilot-Fix...a/jobID_537279
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Haven't seen the actual program language yet but ‘Ohana by Hawaiian now has a flow through to Hawaiian Airlines. I assume this is more than a guaranteed interview ?:

"Starting this fall, pilots interviewing for a position at ‘Ohana by Hawaiian will have the opportunity to also apply to Hawaiian’s Flow-Through hiring program. Candidates accepted to the program will be able to transition to Hawaiian after flying with ‘Ohana as Empire Airlines pilots in good standing for two years and achieving certain required qualifications."

https://newsroom.hawaiianairlines.co...eases-20190727

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Commutair's latest offering for DEC. Not too sure about the stated time to reach United Airlines:

CommutAir Increases Pilot Sign-On Bonuses | Aero-News Network
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Just got an email, Apply at Trans States and you may get a $100 gift card. I should get typing!
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Delta just announced that they are consolidating the regionals. Compass and GoJet contracts will not be renewed and the flying will be redistributed between SkyWest, Endeavor, and Republic. SkyWest announced that they will have the majority or all of the Delta Connection flying out of LAX, SEA, and SLC. Republic announced that they will add 30 aircraft to their fleet.

Compass currently flies 36 E175s for Delta and GoJet flies 20 CRJ700s and 9 CRJ900s. The CRJ900s are up for expiration in 2023 but Delta is talking to GoJet about early removals.

Delta has said that the remaining three airlines will realign their geographical flying to be more focused and have less overlap.

SkyWest has offered preferential hiring and longevity match for pay to GoJet and Compass pilots.
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