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Alaska Airlines PIC

KCPilot

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I know that Alaska is not hiring right now, but does anyone know if the 750 PIC min requirement is Part 1 or Part 61?
 

Singlecoil

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Actually they are hiring right now. Interviews will commence near the end of the month. I can't answer your question though, sorry.
 

GuppyPuppy

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Singlecoil said:
Actually they are hiring right now. Interviews will commence near the end of the month. I can't answer your question though, sorry.

Hey Singlecoil -

First of all, GREAT avatar! Purple haze for everyone!

Do you think you could get Capt. Majer to lower the PIC turbine requirement to allow a former bush pilot to get an interview???

Still hoping that one day I can operate an Alaska jet into my hometown - JNU.

GP
 

KCPilot

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Thanks Singlecoil, I'll toss my app in and see what happens!
 

Delville

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Singlecoil,

Do you know if interview calls have gone out? Has anyone out there been called for an interview yet?
 

flx757

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To those of you considering applying, your first move should be to find someone that is willing to provide you with a recommendation. Alaska hasn't interviewed in years, so it only stands to reason that they will be very selective. I have heard directly from those involved in the process that they have "set a bar" as far as what qualifications they will require for interviews. While I couldn't get out of him exactly where this "bar" stands (yet), I plan to keep trying. They also will require the magic recommendation. As far as interview calls going out, I'm not sure. I am sure that they haven't started interviewing yet, but they will need to get going on this very soon if they plan to have people ready for classes in Nov and beyond.

So, things are starting to move just a bit here, however even though we are beginning a new hiring push, the numbers aren't going to be huge. Maybe 150 between now and the end of next year. While it's better than it has been in the past several years, they still aren't hiring in such numbers that they can't choose exactly who and what they want. And who and what they want are the types of applicants that have been successful in the past. Successful in the interview, in training, and on the line. This is part of that "bar" I was told about. Read into that what you will.

Good luck to those that are interested.
 

Baze

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Thanks for the info flx757. Every bit helps...

Thanks for the PM Singlecoil!
 

Singlecoil

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GuppyPuppy said:
Hey Singlecoil -

First of all, GREAT avatar! Purple haze for everyone!

Do you think you could get Capt. Majer to lower the PIC turbine requirement to allow a former bush pilot to get an interview???

Still hoping that one day I can operate an Alaska jet into my hometown - JNU.

GP

Since our pay is down in the bottomfeeder range now I would think something would have to give to fill the ranks. Being a former bush pilot definitely helps, though. It seems they like to have several sources: military (about half), Horizon/other regionals, and guys/gals with bush experience. If your experience touches more than one of those, that could be a plus.
 

TreeTopFlyr

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Does anyone on the inside have the specifics of how the new process will work? I have a silver bullet and a LOR, but it seems to be a mystery since the PM took over the hiring process. Anyone getting calls yet?
 

GuppyPuppy

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Singlecoil said:
Since our pay is down in the bottomfeeder range now I would think something would have to give to fill the ranks. Being a former bush pilot definitely helps, though. It seems they like to have several sources: military (about half), Horizon/other regionals, and guys/gals with bush experience. If your experience touches more than one of those, that could be a plus.

Thanks SC-

A few years ago before I was furloughed from United I was talking with a friend of mine at Alaska. He told me that with my background of being a United pilot I could pretty much kiss my chances of flying for Alaska goodbye.

Any thoughts?

Still hoping...should have the PIC by this time next year.

GP
 

Singlecoil

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GuppyPuppy said:
Thanks SC-

A few years ago before I was furloughed from United I was talking with a friend of mine at Alaska. He told me that with my background of being a United pilot I could pretty much kiss my chances of flying for Alaska goodbye.

Any thoughts?

Still hoping...should have the PIC by this time next year.

GP

I don't think that's true anymore. You just have to say something like, "All I ever wanted to do was fly for Alaska but I was having a hard time getting an interview. United called and I had to think about feeding my family and sending my kids to college so I elected to take the position even though in my heart I always pictured myself being an Alaska Airlines pilot". Or something along those lines. They used to ask, "How are you going to make ends meet on what we pay you? I have a friend at (XYZ) Airlines that makes thousands more than me. Why would you want to work here rather than there?" I wouldn't be surprised it that one comes back. We have a couple of guys leaving for FedEx apparently.
 

ferlo

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We have guys leaving for Fedex, SWA, UAE, Boeing, and corporate. I also know of one that is leaving aviation all together to tend to their own business. This on top of the dozen or so guys that would rather be in Iraq than working for the Eskimo.
 
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Jeepman

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Does anyone know when the medical bennies start? 3 months, 6?
 

av8instyle

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It's been a while but I seem to remember something about the 1st of the following month after you've been on the property for 30 days.
 

semperfido

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Singlecoil said:
Since our pay is down in the bottomfeeder range now I would think something would have to give to fill the ranks.

doen't look that bad once you make capt...A plan, B plan, profit sharing. better for airline longevity. however a career as a FO doesn't look too promising.:)
 
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