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JetSuite (SoCal Phenom 100 Operator) Updates?

On Your Six

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I believe they said it will be a bid put out with groups of days split up through out the month. Some one asked if it would be 14 in a row and was told "They did not think so." I also heard some one say prob be 4-8 days on with some days off and so on. I don't think it is all worked out yet.

No one in my group asked about FO pay. I believe everyone hired will be trained single pilot so not sure if there is an FO pay scale. Again I'm not sure on this one.

Single pilot in a Phenom flying around SoCal would be a handfull but fun. Sounds like an interesting model - that said, I hope they can figure out how to drum-up charter business in this economy because I know others are struggling... I am guessng the low-cost Phenom would help them break even at lower rates even after the owner payments and crew costs, etc. They would certainly need high-volume flying to succeed. Should be interesting to watch.
 

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Still no word about interview results? Anyone hear anything (positive or negative) yet?

Echo, echo, echo....

PMs welcomed and encouraged.
 

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Usually with interviews they tell you pretty quickly if you are successful, but not for a long time if you are unsuccessful. I assumed they would meet and make decisions early next week and notify successful candidates by Wednesday.

It's possible the people who were successful don't come here or have chosen to remain silent. Or maybe they are taking their time to decide. I know the company reads this from things said at the interview.
 

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A guy I know who interviewed said he thought they were going to get back to people in 2-3 business days. I guess he heard wrong...

Let's hope they don't stretch it out too much longer.
 

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They told our group we'd hear something within a couple weeks. I'll really start to worry if some of us don't hear something by the end of this week.
 

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They told our group we'd hear something within a couple weeks. I'll really start to worry if some of us don't hear something by the end of this week.

There's a big difference between 2-3 business days and a couple of weeks.
 

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I heard about this job opportunity. Sounds like a nice airplane and an interesting model. The fact that they haven't gotten back to you could be symptomatic of their start-up phase - they sound a bit disorganized. They should have set consistent expectations but they probably feel that they don't have to in this economy. Not surprising.
 

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I was in the group that interviewed on the 1st. I'm hoping to get a call soon.

It sounds like it will be a great company.
 

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I heard about this job opportunity. Sounds like a nice airplane and an interesting model. The fact that they haven't gotten back to you could be symptomatic of their start-up phase - they sound a bit disorganized. They should have set consistent expectations but they probably feel that they don't have to in this economy. Not surprising.

If they can't follow up on their commitments in a timely fashion, makes you wonder if they would pay you on time.... I agree that startups tend to be disorganized, but they should at least communicate when they can't meet commitments (i.e., how soon they expect to get back to people). Delays happen. I guess I would expect something different from a company that claims to be responsive and unique.

Hope you guys hear something soon.
 

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In this economy you have to expect the unexpected. I cant tell you how many leads I have followed only to see them slip through my hand or simply vanish....

That said...I certainly hope that JetSuite is a HUGE success. We all could use some good news about hiring. I cant imagine how much farther down this industry can go and I think the VLJ fractional and charter model makes sense as people downscale. I also think that the Phenom is a wonderful airplane, VERY pilot friendly and at any other time they wouldnt be able build them fast enough.

I would be a little patient with the disorganization. Its hard to have any forward visibility these days and you cant blame people for running slow. I would certainly enquire about your status in the near future.

Too all those interviewed..I hope you all have jobs real soon and hopefully I will get my chance as well in the future.
 

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I called CAE and the sim won't be up and running until june 15th. So I doubt that they will call until another couple of weeks. I was in the friday group and haven't heard nothing. Good luck to all of us.
 

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Jeez-wonder if they looking for people who aren't TOO experienced?
 

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I think you needed to do really well on the TMAAT mterview. From that group they probably favored those with recent quality captain experience.
 

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Sorry to hear that guys. One of the guys I know got the no answer as well and I haven't talked to the other guy who interviewed on the 2nd day. I would say that we should give JetSuite 6 months to show it can work and grow and then you guys reapply again if you are not already gainfully employed. They have quite a few Phenoms on order...

I really like the JetSuite model and I hope it works. I'd love to hear from the guys who get hired (experience, hours, location, etc.). Is there a certain profile they were looking for? That would be good to know since I am certainly considering applying down the line myself. Kudos to those people who were hired.
 
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Does anyone have a better idea of when they are expected to officially start up? Are we talking mid July?
 
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