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BarrySeal
09-29-2018, 01:15 PM
May seem "obvious" answer but maybe not, now that Skywest has a DFW base. I live in Dallas, as does my family (wife, kids) and parents, who are in declining health. As such, I am trying to "target" companies with Dallas Pilot bases, even tho I may need to wait a while to get back to Dallas as a base, at least the chance is there, versus work for Horizon, etc.


With that said, would you go Skywest, or Envoy ?



Thank you


pangolin
09-29-2018, 01:27 PM
May seem "obvious" answer but maybe not, now that Skywest has a DFW base. I live in Dallas, as does my family (wife, kids) and parents, who are in declining health. As such, I am trying to "target" companies with Dallas Pilot bases, even tho I may need to wait a while to get back to Dallas as a base, at least the chance is there, versus work for Horizon, etc.


With that said, would you go Skywest, or Envoy ?



Thank you

Why discount Mesa? You’ll get your 121 PIC time faster and live in base.

hawk21
09-29-2018, 01:41 PM
All my friends that went to Envoy for the DFW base are on permanent reserve, stuck in Chicago, and/or getting forced into LGA as captains.


N1CEandEZ
09-29-2018, 01:49 PM
May seem "obvious" answer but maybe not, now that Skywest has a DFW base. I live in Dallas, as does my family (wife, kids) and parents, who are in declining health. As such, I am trying to "target" companies with Dallas Pilot bases, even tho I may need to wait a while to get back to Dallas as a base, at least the chance is there, versus work for Horizon, etc.


With that said, would you go Skywest, or Envoy ?



Thank you

For both Skywest and Envoy anticipate having to commute for at least a few months before being able to get DFW. As somebody said earlier you might want to consider Mesa if you want DFW right away.

amcnd
09-29-2018, 01:49 PM
Whats your main goal? Major, easy route (maybe not DFW for awhile but at somepoint), = Envoy.. DFW quick, no forced upgrade to LGA, = SkyWest. Oh then there is Mesa there...???.. only go there to get in. Get the time. Get out...

BarrySeal
09-29-2018, 01:53 PM
Whats your main goal? Major, easy route (maybe not DFW for awhile but at somepoint), = Envoy.. DFW quick, no forced upgrade to LGA, = SkyWest. Oh then there is Mesa there...???.. only go there to get in. Get the time. Get out...


Primary Target = SWA. #2 = AA. Envoy offers AA flow as a "backup" in SWA does not call, and in the event AA does not pick me up as an OTS hire.



So....

amcnd
09-29-2018, 03:02 PM
Tuff call SWA takes a ton for SkyWest folks... im worried if you go envoy you won’t be going for DFW in reality.... good luck..

zondaracer
09-29-2018, 08:27 PM
The most junior FO at SkyWest just got awarded to someone with 4 months on property. So he probably commuted for 1-2 months before holding DFW. 2 years 10 months to hold captain.

word302
09-29-2018, 09:04 PM
Why discount Mesa? You’ll get your 121 PIC time faster and live in base.

Because Mesa. Upgrade is under 1 year at OO.

TheFly
09-30-2018, 01:58 AM
Skw.........

SpringLanding
09-30-2018, 11:35 AM
My priority with a regional airline is to get flight time. Can I fly 85 hours per month or more at SkyWest if I live in NYC?

How long from starting ground school until flying a full schedule? Thank you for the replies.

word302
09-30-2018, 02:45 PM
My priority with a regional airline is to get flight time. Can I fly 85 hours per month or more at SkyWest if I live in NYC?

How long from starting ground school until flying a full schedule? Thank you for the replies.
LOL. You'll fly that much and more. Likely 3 months start to finish. Give or take.

Is offline
10-01-2018, 05:44 AM
There will be 20 planes in DFW for skywest. They have around 30 crews now so in the next 6 months or so it is going to grow by 90 crews. New hires and jr captains will be hitting dfw soon.

BarrySeal
10-01-2018, 04:46 PM
There will be 20 planes in DFW for skywest. They have around 30 crews now so in the next 6 months or so it is going to grow by 90 crews. New hires and jr captains will be hitting dfw soon.


Thank you, good info to hear