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WIPilot

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Does anyone know what the deal is with skyway currently? IE how are they doing. Whats life like there. Etc. I havent seen much info posted about them since the whole Skyway/delta thing.

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Delta deal went thru and they are hiring 300 hour pilots. Loads are good pay is $hitty. Pretty soon SYX will be flying the MD-80's for Midwest...
 

WIPilot

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Riiight okay anyone have a serious answer for me please?
 

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Life at Skyway is about the same - pretty quiet. We've had some pilots leave for Midwest which has caused others to be upgraded into the left seat of both planes. We did hire about three 400hr pilots but that was a special situation. Company mins are 700TT with 50ME but I believe competitive is 1000/100. True, the pay isn't the best but remember we fly a 32-seat jet and 19-seat turboprop. We aren't going to receive 50-seat pay.

We have dropped Lansing and LaCrosse (both were 1900's) while MSP will be upgraded to all 717's. Loads are good but that is irrelevant if yields are not producing enough revenue. Leases on the 1900's start expiring next year, ending 2008. There is talk of obtaining additional jets, mainly to replace the Beech and potentially expand MCI.

Skyway is what you make of it. There are approximately 200 pilots and 45 F/A's on property which makes for a family-type environment, where everyone knows everyone else. Personally, I've worked for Fortune 100 and 500 companies - bigger isn't always better.

Hope that answers your questions.

Peace

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greenpickle

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Propsfullfwd said:
Delta deal went thru and they are hiring 300 hour pilots. Loads are good pay is $hitty. Pretty soon SYX will be flying the MD-80's for Midwest...
Remember the golden rule - no posting after a 3 day drinking binge. Propsfullfwd? Should be Propsfullofsh!t.
 

WillFlyFoCookie

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Skyway is what it is

Love the people but the pay and schedules could always be better. I'm not one to complain much however. As stagnant to some people as this place seems sometimes, things will undoubtedly change at some point. I'm just hoping I won't be the the right seat forever. I'm banking on that at some point I will either upgrade or be out on the street looking for a job if the whole place tanks. I really hope it turns out to be the former and not the latter.

Fairly low time pilots have just as good if not a little better shot at getting in here as any other place. They seem to be continuing to interview and hire fairly steady. If you want to live in the Milwaukee area, I think Skyway is a pretty good choice.
 

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ShadowFlight said:
We did hire about three 400hr pilots but that was a special situation. Company mins are 700TT with 50ME
So, what was special about it?

Nepotism, race, sex, etc., had to fill some diversity slots???

Tell us: What was so special that the company cut their mins nearly in half???
 

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I believe those "special" 400 hours pilots were people that were already working for the company as ground instructors. They were initially hired to help ramp up the training department for all the pilots that were supposed to be pushed through for the Delta deal. They had already been working for Skyway for at least a year and had substantial knowledge on the aircraft because of course they were teaching the stuff. When the Delta deal didn't go through and they wouldn't be needed as ground instructors anymore the company needed pilots. So instead of hitting the street they can now fly the line. That's the way I took the situation and I think these are the people being referred to.
 

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they call me this morning for an interview. they had an old resume that showed approximately 900tt and 70 multi.
 

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The hiring at Skyway is continuing. There is a class starting October 17th and rumored to possibly be another in November. Thanks to Midwest, attrition is continuing at a good pace right now. They have been hiring some lower time pilots recently but they don't have much to choose from right now. The guys on the bottom of the list are moving up very quickly around here. Hopefully we get some more airplanes around here soon so us guys in the middle can move around some as well.
 

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saviboy said:
they call me this morning for an interview. they had an old resume that showed approximately 900tt and 70 multi.
Guess its time to start making up entries in the ol' log book till we have at least that much time then huh? :)

Good luck! Study why gyroscopic precesion makes the left engine critical. I heard they ask tough questions like that for the interview. Luckly they never asked me that, thats why I was hired.
 

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WillFlyFoCookie said:
I believe those "special" 400 hours pilots were people that were already working for the company as ground instructors. They were initially hired to help ramp up the training department for all the pilots that were supposed to be pushed through for the Delta deal. They had already been working for Skyway for at least a year and had substantial knowledge on the aircraft because of course they were teaching the stuff. When the Delta deal didn't go through and they wouldn't be needed as ground instructors anymore the company needed pilots. So instead of hitting the street they can now fly the line. That's the way I took the situation and I think these are the people being referred to.
you are correct sir!!
 

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WillFlyFoCookie said:
I believe those "special" 400 hours pilots were people that were already working for the company as ground instructors. They were initially hired to help ramp up the training department for all the pilots that were supposed to be pushed through for the Delta deal. They had already been working for Skyway for at least a year and had substantial knowledge on the aircraft because of course they were teaching the stuff. When the Delta deal didn't go through and they wouldn't be needed as ground instructors anymore the company needed pilots. So instead of hitting the street they can now fly the line. That's the way I took the situation and I think these are the people being referred to.
Most of the pilots new to the company had between 900-2500 hrs- 50% local
 

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pilotmyf said:
Most of the pilots new to the company had between 900-2500 hrs- 50% local

and flaming gay!!! (especially if they live in West Allis)


C LOCK
 

pilotmyf

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no training contract
 

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is a commute from chicago doable (driving, not flying out of ORD/MDW)? are there many pilots at skyway that do this?
 

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It is doable if you live close enough. With good traffic it's a one hour drive from ORD to MKE. There are a number of people that live in northern IL and commute here. I don't know how practical it would be on reserve with just a 90 minute call out though. Might be kinda tight. You could hang out at Gurnee all day waiting fora call. Give you a head start. Thats about a 45 min drive. Good luck.
 
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