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Skyykingg
04-30-2018, 08:57 AM
What regional does Southwest usually pull from?


WHACKMASTER
04-30-2018, 09:00 AM
SkyWest is the most common regional. Also a lot of Expressjet. Also, US........never mind.

rickair7777
04-30-2018, 09:17 AM
Yes, skywest. Formal flow through if you have a Brasilia type.


Skyykingg
04-30-2018, 10:10 AM
So Skywest is a good one. Is there really a flow?

Squallrider
04-30-2018, 10:41 AM
So Skywest is a good one. Is there really a flow?

No flow...but they do seem to like the culture

at6d
04-30-2018, 06:56 PM
Lots of former Eagle, some Envoy, CoEx.

Skyykingg
04-30-2018, 07:06 PM
I live in the Baltimore/Washington area. The regionals that are non commutable are PSA, Republic, Trans States AMS Air Wisconsin....how about those?

rightseat
04-30-2018, 07:12 PM
I donít know if it is a recent phenomenon but according to the Teamsters in the first 11 months of 2017 Southwest hired 60 Republic pilots; 58 Captains and 2 FOís. Republicís second highest alumni club went to Spirit with 36 in the same time period, followed by Jet Blue with 34 and then Delta with 33. It fell off pretty quickly after that with Atlas hiring 22, Fedex 13, and American & Allegiant each with 11. United only took 5, which is a huge change from days gone by.

Maybe it was just a good year for the Republic alums, but that has to give Republic a pretty high share of Southwestís 121 hires last year. Keep in mind, they do not have a flow or guaranteed interview with any major.

moflyer
04-30-2018, 08:12 PM
I donít think it really matters that much. My class had people from Republic, both sides of Express Jet, SkyWest, Gojet, and Trans States.

at6d
04-30-2018, 09:28 PM
We hired over 600 last year I think.

WHACKMASTER
04-30-2018, 10:46 PM
We hired over 600 last year I think.

Actually we hired over 900 in 2017.

at6d
04-30-2018, 10:52 PM
Bit chiní! I was finally right about something!

SideFlare
04-30-2018, 11:55 PM
Lots of AWAC guys going to SWA... But seriously, no regional guarantees you a trip to LUV. Get your mins and apply. They take folks from all backgrounds. Unless youíre rotor trash, in which case you are doomed.

armypilot
05-01-2018, 08:46 AM
Unless youíre rotor trash, in which case you are doomed.

Ouch!! That one hurts a bit!

TheBlueBaron
05-01-2018, 09:10 AM
Actually we hired over 900 in 2017.

And 335 through the first 4 months of this year.

DJIA
05-01-2018, 10:16 AM
What would be a better move for points on the SWA app?

Check airman position at a Part 135 operator on a super midsize corp jet?

Or

A new type rating (super mid
size) at a Part 91 operation?

at6d
05-01-2018, 11:17 AM
Unless you have the check airman box already checked, I would think it trumps a type.

WHACKMASTER
05-01-2018, 11:21 AM
What would be a better move for points on the SWA app?

Check airman position at a Part 135 operator on a super midsize corp jet?

Or

A new type rating (super mid
size) at a Part 91 operation?

Check Airman.....definitely.

Laramie
05-01-2018, 12:16 PM
A Jetstream type is the ticket. Everything else is just window dressing.

ZapBrannigan
05-01-2018, 01:22 PM
A Jetstream type is the ticket. Everything else is just window dressing.


This [emoji115]

The very last day as a Jetstream pilot, your skills are more finely honed than they will be at any other point in your career. If you fly for 40 more years, you will never be that good again.


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SlipKid
05-01-2018, 01:37 PM
This [emoji115]

The very last day as a Jetstream pilot, your skills are more finely honed than they will be at any other point in your career. If you fly for 40 more years, you will never be that good again.


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Flying that thing 7-8 hours a day was a lot of work, especially in the northeast where you're in IMC for days at a time.

It really polished the up flying skills though. I thought that the motion was off on my first session in an ATR sim after leaving the Junkstream. :eek:

Hobbit64
05-03-2018, 07:46 PM
Ouch!! That one hurts a bit!

You are not doomed.
Get FW time and you will have some great stories (RW) for your interview.

Don't give up.