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Alaska New Hire Class

mach none

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The Alaska new hire class for July 8th:

(4) 737-700 SEA

(2) 737-400 SEA

(2) 737-400 LAX


The oldest is 39 and the youngest is 31. 4 Civilian, 2 QX, and 2 Military.
 

Simon Says

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Good info. Thanks
 

Simon Says

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Good info. Do you know if they were all "silver bullets"

Thanks
 

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Awesome! Question.....If you get a 737, I thought you're qualified in all of the different types of 737's; did the "differences" course go away and this is not true anymore? In a way, it would make life more simple. :)
 

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assignment

What you are assigned on day one as far as the 737 goes is strictly an indication as to what sim you will do training in. Ie: you get a 737-700, you will do sim training in the -700, then be given differences training and be qualified in all.

Mach: say "hi" to G.R. from the MT dudes.
 

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Any Alaska folks know how many Silver Bullets are in the chief pilot's stack?
 

AK737FO

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big stack of bullets

I heard yesterday that there were about 90 people on the call list right now. I am sure most of them are bullets. There is another stack that was refered to as the "continue to watch" pile. I assume these people will be called after all the bullets have been gone through.
Projected / rumored hiring for this year was 98 pilots, so it is probably a pretty good bet that most will be bullets.
Good luck to all.
 

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To answer the main question; everyone in the class had a silver bullet (internal recommendation). I believe that is all they are calling right now. The VP of Ops said today they have over 15,000 apps right now. WOW!

The company itself is planing on growing 9% this year. That works out to around 100 new hires this year. The growth after that is around 8% each year after that and retirements start kicking in around 04. That means bigger hiring in the near future.

We have the infrastructure in place for an airline twice the size we are now and the plan is to grow into that infrastructure. That is a quote straight from the VP of Flight OPS.

This is a first class operation! It is a good time to come aboard.

Mach
 

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Sounds pretty promising at Alaska. Thanks for the updates, and I have even quit my dearly beloved Skoal Wintergreen Longcut to come aboard.
 

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Pre-9/11 vs. Post-9/11 Silver Bullets

I heard a rumor that Alaska was only interviewing applicants that had expressed interest prior to 9/11 as they don't want the applicant who is targeting Alaska simply because it is the only major currently hiring. Any truth to this?
 

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That certainly seems to be the impression that Alaska and indeed most of the people on the board have been giving. It seems that if you were downloaded by AK from UPAS prior to 9/11 than perhaps that constitutes interest?
I know I was downloaded numerous times and I also sent in the cover letter to Alaska pre-attack but I'm not sure if that is enough. I do finally have a silver-bullet recommendation and I hope to hear from them soon.


Good luck to all interested, it is a great company.:cool:
 

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When Heidi called me to interview. She said I was on the approved call list since I had applied prior to 9/11.

I would guess that means a UPAS download.

The UPAS download and a Silver bullet is all they are calling, but I don't know if that is still going on? But never give up. If this is where you want to work, keep plugging away. You won't be disappointed.
 

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Alaska Hiring

Just some info on Alaska hiring. They have filled classes all the way through November. The next class is August 5th. The next two or three classes will again be 737, but that is subject to change at any time. Usually two or three QX guys in each class along with a mix of military and civ. Seven or eight seems to be the magical # in each class, but the November class has 13 slots. Good luck to all.

007
 

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If they have filled classes through Nov. how many of the ~94 new hires have already been selected for the year? Are they still interviewing?
 

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still going, and going and going...

As of last Friday, there were 87 people on the call list. These are the "silver bullets" who will be called in the next year.
Paul Majer has recently said that there would be 108 new hires from May 02 to May 03. He also said that is a minimum number and there would probably be more that 108 hired. The company seems to always underestimate the number of new hires they need, and usually end up hiring more than they expected to.
The class size seems to be about 6 to 8. The training department is going to be pushed pretty hard between now and Jan, do to a recent bid for about 50 new captains. That bid is effective Jan 1, so a lot of people need to go through the school house between now and then - hence the small new hire class sizes - they just can't train that many people that fast...
Good luck to all.
 

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Gents,

New to the board, so bear with me. I had my stuff downloaded from Alaska via UPAS right around 9/11 (I think the day before). I now have a SB, so is there a number I can call to see if I made that cutoff?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

AS
 

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alaska

Just curious if anyone on these boards is slated for the August 5th class? If so, drop me an email @ f28driver@aol. Thanks.

007
 

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Alaska August 5th Class

Talked with Heidi this morning. Asked her about the breakdown of the upcoming August 5th class. She was very busy but said it would be a mix of MD and 737 with mostly SEA slots.

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