Titanium Necked Bandit
- Jan 20, 2002
- Total Time
Did guys start hiring again?
pilotyip said:You must live within 7 miles of YIP while in as duty status. Pager call out 24/7 except days off, when paged must be in the bldg. in 25 minutes, block out in 45 minutes.
Dumbluck said:Kalitta has another class coming up in the next month or so, not sure if its full or not. There are rumours about more initial classes spring '06.
pilotyip said:That is right we do not let the lack of a 4-yr degree stand in the way of hiring the right pilot, however most of our new hires have college degree because everyone has one now days. And if you stay at USA Jet 10 years you are a DC-9 Captain making $100K per year, if you want to. It is a great place to get the training you need for your next job. Priority in hiring is given to local residents and former military is preferred.You gotta pay your dues someplace, why not a place you get good training in the 121 airline. Many move from the DA-20 to the DC-9 in about 9 months. But we know, it is not for everyone, and try to make sure prospective pilots understand this business. And in my case when you are 53 years old and your airline goes out of business, this is a great! job!
embpic1 said:When I went through ground school in June they said they plan on seven more classes in 06. Just finished my first month online here and I am lovin it! I was in Oscoda yesterday and crawled around our new 747 from UPS. They said it should be online here by the beginning of November. I also heard a rumor that Connie wants 10 more 747s in the next few years.
I think this is a great time to get on. Upgrade is quick (just flew with a captian that upgraded in 17 months).
pilotyip said:Yep we are having a class in December, 4 DA-20 F/O's. We are drafting from our pool to fill that class, but that will pretty much take the pool down. We are interviewing to put about a dozen in the pool for a couple classes early next year depending upon turnover. As far a QOL goes, I don't think we have any of that I checked all of our ground school records and we do not have any QOL in any of syllabuses. You must live within 7 miles of YIP while in as duty status. Pager call out 24/7 except days off, when paged must be in the bldg. in 25 minutes, block out in 45 minutes. Schedules destinations, loads crews change on a moments notice. Load your own cargo. No allowance for commuting difficulties. Typical on-demand business.