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Attn. SkyWest pilots.

O.K. so lots of our guys at Mesa and at least some of your guys have heard what could be a rumor or a fact. I am searching for the truth for us all.

Rumor or Fact: SkyWest has a program that was approved by the FAA last week to transition Mesa pilots onto their certificate with a reduced amount of training than initial training. Like a week of ground and 3 simulator lessons and then IOE.

I am wondering if any of you have seen any type of e-mail or GOM revision that would make this more than a rumor.

Do any of you have anything written from your company of info from your training center about this?
 
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I cannot imagine this is true. A week of ground and three sims is less then we do at ASA just to switch aircraft within the same type, much less company procedures, policies, and who knows what equipment you were on or will be on.
 

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this rumor goes back awhile, but I think it is just that-a rumor.
 

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Nothing was ever released officially from mngmt but something like that was approved I think early spring this year to cut down on the training. I don't know the details but that seems a bit low. I think I heard like 1 week indoc. 2 weeks systems and then half the sim sessions. Not that I think we will be hiring any time soon though....
 

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I cannot imagine this is true. A week of ground and three sims is less then we do at ASA just to switch aircraft within the same type, much less company procedures, policies, and who knows what equipment you were on or will be on.

How on earth can transitioning from a CRJ-200 to a 700 or vice versa take more than 3 sims?

edit: I asked one of my ASA friends. It's 2 sims and a PC. I knew there was something screaming of retardedness in the post i quoted..
 
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O.K. so lots of our guys at Mesa and at least some of your guys have heard what could be a rumor or a fact. I am searching for the truth for us all.

Rumor or Fact: SkyWest has a program that was approved by the FAA last week to transition Mesa pilots onto their certificate with a reduced amount of training than initial training. Like a week of ground and 3 simulator lessons and then IOE.

I am wondering if any of you have seen any type of e-mail or GOM revision that would make this more than a rumor.

Do any of you have anything written from your company of info from your training center about this?
True or not, ASA furloughed pilots should be the first hired at SkyWest!







eP.
 

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True and not true.. They did look at a shorted course about 2 years ago for a event like what you are talking about.. But as it stands now, they say we could take on 30 aircraft without adding pilots.
 

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O.K. so lots of our guys at Mesa and at least some of your guys have heard what could be a rumor or a fact. I am searching for the truth for us all.

Rumor or Fact: SkyWest has a program that was approved by the FAA last week to transition Mesa pilots onto their certificate with a reduced amount of training than initial training. Like a week of ground and 3 simulator lessons and then IOE.

I am wondering if any of you have seen any type of e-mail or GOM revision that would make this more than a rumor.

Do any of you have anything written from your company of info from your training center about this?
I've heard that it is true that Skywest has a reduced training program in place already approved by FAA incase Mesa was to instantly go under. Skywest supposedly has an agreement with U.S. Air to take over the flying with very little disruption. The Mesa pilots who got hired by Skywest though would only be SIC qualified with this 2 week shotgun program. The interview would basically be a meet and greet instant job offer and considered a new hire at the bottom of the senority list.

What hasn't been addressed is would Skywest let those new Mesa hires stay in PHX and basically bypassing the bidding process for that new base. I'm sure the Captains would be reserves send there until permanent Captains could be transferred in.

I agree that ASA pilots should get first dibbs on this.
 

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I heard this was in place 6 months ago when I went for my last PC
 

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Where is the naked lady?
 

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I too was waiting for the naked lady
 

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Where is the naked lady?
It was a trick to get you into here. I was thinking more along the lines of SkyWest buying Mesa. If there is a program it means that someone at SkyWest has at leas thought of it but no program means no purchase. I guess we will all find out early next year.
 

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Skywest buying Mesa would be the same deal as buying ASA as far as the pilot seniority list is concerned. Mesa's ALPA You aren't. How's that going to work?
 
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Skywest buying Mesa would be the same deal as buying ASA as far as the pilot seniority list is concerned. Mesa's ALPA You aren't. How's that going to work?
Why would it be a problem since one airline is ALPA and the other isn't? That being the case, I think it would be easier. Something along the lines of "We bought you, you're stapled".
 

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There will be no seniority list integration with MESA, not to be a huge jackass but allot of mesa pilots went to mesa because they could not go anywhere else. In light of all the pilot blunders this year, I dont think anyone wants to take that turd boat on. Now an asset transfer, with mesa pilots needing to apply and going through the weed out process and to the bottom of the list would be a whole different deal.
 

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There will be no seniority list integration with MESA, not to be a huge jackass but allot of mesa pilots went to mesa because they could not go anywhere else. In light of all the pilot blunders this year, I dont think anyone wants to take that turd boat on. Now an asset transfer, with mesa pilots needing to apply and going through the weed out process and to the bottom of the list would be a whole different deal.
I think the "9" and company koolaid has gone to your head good sir.
 

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but allot of mesa pilots went to mesa.....

Just to help you not seem like a 3'rd grader in the future, that word is actually spelled a lot. 2 words - 1 L.

Carry on................
 

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There will be no seniority list integration with MESA, 1. not to be a huge jackass but allot of mesa pilots went to mesa because they could not go anywhere else. In light of all the pilot blunders this year, I dont think anyone wants to take that turd boat on. Now an asset transfer, with mesa pilots 2. needing to apply and going through the weed out process and to the bottom of the list would be a whole different deal.

1. No problem, but you're more than just a Jack Ass.

2. Ah yes, because they only hired the elite pilots like yourself, Maverick!
It's a 3 Step Program. 1) Close mouth. 2) Place head back into buttocks. 3) Get off your high horse, you're a regional puke like the rest of us. Don't think otherwise.
 

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Yea I know. The stapler worked out well for USAPA didn’t it. Some people here have apparently never read anything regarding the USAPA trial. In the event; be it unlikely or not; Mesa would be entitled by law to a fair process by which to determine the new list.

O yea just letting you know we have a merger fund.

Anyone who thinks that Mesa would just get stapled is …. O.K. never mind just run a search on USAPA.
 
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