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LAX career fair on Sept. 17th and Skywest

FlyingToIST

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I am heading down there for the Skywest mainly. A buddy of mine with similar hours applied online and got "thanks but no thanks" letter. My application hasn't even been reviewed since June (at least that what it says online). So, I thougth personal contact would be a better choice..
 

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If you dont have any turbine or 121 experience its going to be tough. I dont know if its worth the 170 dollar registration fee if all you have is barely 1000 hours all in a recip. I am not trying to discourage you, just letting you know how it is with skywest.
 

FlyingToIST

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blackbox said:
If you dont have any turbine or 121 experience its going to be tough. I dont know if its worth the 170 dollar registration fee if all you have is barely 1000 hours all in a recip. I am not trying to discourage you, just letting you know how it is with skywest.

That was the impression that I got from some other people. I know a CAPT that used to be my CFI. Then when I was riding them last June I met a new hire based in SLC and he encouraged me to apply.

The interviews on aviationinterviews.com make it seem like you either have to know some people and/or attend these fairs.

Thanks for the warning though..
 

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blackbox said:
If you dont have any turbine or 121 experience its going to be tough. I dont know if its worth the 170 dollar registration fee if all you have is barely 1000 hours all in a recip. I am not trying to discourage you, just letting you know how it is with skywest.

That is an extremely inaccurate statement. You can get in just fine without turbine or 121 time. If you get an interview, the job is your so long as you make a good impression, fly the sim within the FAR's. I know plenty of people without turbine or 121 that have been able to get on with SkyWest.

Flying - Making the personal contact is probably a good bet. Just be sure you have the mins - 1000/100/100inst
 
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Most of the EMB new hires are pretty close to the mins. I'd go.
 

jetpig32

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If you know someone at SKYW, have them walk you res in. Save yourself the money. Interviews in SLC are 5 days a week now. About 8 per interview. Plenty of CFI's interviewing, as well as the turbine drivers. More % of those with 121/135 time being hired, but still around 2/5 of the most recent class is CFI's.
 

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Did they update their online job application recently? It looks different now and I can't find my info... How long ago did they do this?

Thanks for any info... Navin
 

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Their online application took a big nose dive if you ask me. I was able to login yesterday with 100s of tries and when i requested my password it was set to something that was never given by me. I think they changed HR vendors and that is messing it up.

Today I am having similar problems with it, that is the reason I decided to take the flight down to LAX and meet them in person.

BTW, is their requirement for 100 hrs instrument is for actual only or is it for actually + simulated.

Thanks..
 

TEXAN AVIATOR

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FlyingToIST said:
BTW, is their requirement for 100 hrs instrument is for actual only or is it for actually + simulated.

Thanks..
Actual & Sim total. Best of luck! SKYW is a great company.
 

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FlyingToIST said:
BTW, is their requirement for 100 hrs instrument is for actual only or is it for actually + simulated.

Thanks..

Yep. Texan is right. Be careful with shared flight time though. Many being sent home because they shared flight time.
I.E. Two pilots wanted multi time. Ones an MEI, the other a Multi Commercial. They rent an aircraft for 50 hours and each log 50 hours. Interviewers are frowning on this. They may look at it and only credit half to your actual time. It has happened to a few.
 
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I was hired right at 1000/100. There are several in my class that were hired right at mins so if you get the interview its your to lose. One guy walked his stuff into HR himself, got the interview 2 days later, and was in class within a week. also heard one day there were 11 interviewing and 8 were hired. good luck to you and maybe we will see you soon.
 

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They hire a lot of the guys they interview. Like kj6991 said, if you get the interview, it's yours to lose
 

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I am a current 121 pilot flying the CRJ200 and 701. I have been unable to get an interview with skywest and am wondering if there are any SLC based skywest folks on here who might be willing to help me get a resume into the right hands. I live in ORD and would like to work for a company where I don't have to commute.



Please pm me if you can help.

Thanks.
 
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