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sandiegowannabe
11-28-2018, 07:36 AM
I start CPT 12/7 and E175 12/28. From what I've read here it sounds like I will go to LGA at first which will be brutal as I'm in San. Hopefully it won't last too long. After SAN what should my second choice be to get closer to the west coast ASAP?


Tippy
11-28-2018, 07:54 AM
SAN has a few openings every month. Most junior is a 4/2018 hire so shouldn't take way too long to get after IOE. Most junior ORD hire is 6/2018 hire. So might look something like a couple months in LGA then a couple in ORD then SAN eventually before too long.

baronbvp
11-28-2018, 08:38 AM
Iím in the same 12/28 class and also hope for SAN. Is there an option to sit reserve in SAN instead of holding a line somewhere else before SAN becomes available?


hawk21
11-28-2018, 12:52 PM
Iím in the same 12/28 class and also hope for SAN. Is there an option to sit reserve in SAN instead of holding a line somewhere else before SAN becomes available?


You can volunteer to sit reserve or pick up trips but you can't just swap out of your normal pairings with your original domicile *usually*. You can try to trade but often times CS won't let you.

baronbvp
11-28-2018, 01:38 PM
You can volunteer to sit reserve or pick up trips but you can't just swap out of your normal pairings with your original domicile *usually*. You can try to trade but often times CS won't let you.



Thanks, I have no idea how this works. CS would be...?

domino
11-28-2018, 08:42 PM
Thanks, I have no idea how this works. CS would be...?

Crew scheduling. Used to be called crew support but that stopped after people realized they werenít supporting crews. Youíll learn to hate them pretty quickly once you are on reserve. Thatís a special kind of hell at Skywest

rickair7777
11-29-2018, 05:10 AM
Iím in the same 12/28 class and also hope for SAN. Is there an option to sit reserve in SAN instead of holding a line somewhere else before SAN becomes available?

To hold a line or reserve schedule in SAN, you have to be awarded SAN as your domicile. They might let you sit reserve at home sometimes since it is a base, but it depends on their needs. If you're of more use in the west, then maybe. But they can't let all of the LGA reserves hang out on the west coast obviously hard to cover a 0300 sick call for a 0500 show.

rickair7777
11-29-2018, 05:15 AM
SAN has a few openings every month. Most junior is a 4/2018 hire so shouldn't take way too long to get after IOE. Most junior ORD hire is 6/2018 hire. So might look something like a couple months in LGA then a couple in ORD then SAN eventually before too long.

In the interim you can start moving west as seniority allows... ORD, DEN, SFO/LAX. Those are better commutes than NY.

ninerdriver
11-29-2018, 09:56 AM
0300 sick call for a 0500 show.

You can get called at 0300 on short call? That's kind of obscene. What hours are your shifts there?

amcnd
11-29-2018, 10:24 AM
Bids are still being processed. But so far SAN ERJ is at 7/18 hire. They probably finished October some time. So maybe 2 months is all they did at another base.. like i said they are still processing bids. It could go more jr.. will see.

rickair7777
11-29-2018, 01:02 PM
You can get called at 0300 on short call? That's kind of obscene. What hours are your shifts there?

AM was pretty early, 0330 or 0400 IIRC. But you got done early too.

zondaracer
11-29-2018, 01:22 PM
The earliest AM reserve that I have seen is 0400-1600. Maybe there is one that is earlier but I am not aware of any.

baronbvp
11-29-2018, 02:42 PM
The earliest AM reserve that I have seen is 0400-1600. Maybe there is one that is earlier but I am not aware of any.



Makes sense - isnít the first takeoff usually not before 0600?

MarineFly
11-29-2018, 03:04 PM
Hey San Diego Wannabee - am thinking of joining the 12/28 class too. No openings otherwise till Feb. Do you know the schedule itself for that crazy first week, or for the rest of the training? Have they sent you the basic plan of different phases of tng and the wait times between them? Like for example when does that get you out on IOE? Thanks! Ed

rickair7777
11-29-2018, 05:48 PM
Makes sense - isn’t the first takeoff usually not before 0600?

Depends on the city. SAN is 0630, but that's often a 0600-ish gate departure to get in front of the conga line.

baronbvp
11-29-2018, 06:27 PM
Depends on the city. SAN is 0630, but that's often a 0600-ish gate departure to get in front of the conga line.



Too funny. I used to say I didnít want to fly for the airlines because I didnít want to be dash 10 at the hold short and do hours of 1G straight and level flight. But now Iím older and up for it. Flying off carriers and violent high G ACM is a young personís game. That game is solidly in my past.

baronbvp
11-29-2018, 06:32 PM
And call me crazy, but Iím actually looking forward to talking to the folks as they deplane. This is gonna be cool.

domino
11-29-2018, 10:31 PM
And call me crazy, but Iím actually looking forward to talking to the folks as they deplane. This is gonna be cool.

Um, between quick turns, loading the data for the next flight, getting the walk around and MAYBE having time for a quick bathroom break, you wonít have time for that. 😂

TouchandGo
11-30-2018, 02:43 AM
Um, between quick turns, loading the data for the next flight, getting the walk around and MAYBE having time for a quick bathroom break, you wonít have time for that. 😂

Plus as folks stand up (bent) and shuffle sideways off the ole 200 they just look at you as if you've violated them in some sort of unsavory manor anyhow

MarineFly
11-30-2018, 06:38 AM
Too funny. I used to say I didnít want to fly for the airlines because I didnít want to be dash 10 at the hold short and do hours of 1G straight and level flight. But now Iím older and up for it. Flying off carriers and violent high G ACM is a young personís game. That game is solidly in my past.


Amen. Was rotors but the end result is the same.

baronbvp
11-30-2018, 07:03 AM
Amen. Was rotors but the end result is the same.



Absolutely. Iíll bet you can still feel it in your body.

sandiegowannabe
11-30-2018, 09:40 AM
Hey San Diego Wannabee - am thinking of joining the 12/28 class too. No openings otherwise till Feb. Do you know the schedule itself for that crazy first week, or for the rest of the training? Have they sent you the basic plan of different phases of tng and the wait times between them? Like for example when does that get you out on IOE? Thanks! Ed

They sent me a sample schedule: 6 days indoc 4 days CBT 10 days ground, then on to the sims. How days off will work out for that I'm not sure as the sample started on Wednesday and the 28th is a Friday.

baronbvp
11-30-2018, 10:35 AM
They sent me a sample schedule: 6 days indoc 4 days CBT 10 days ground, then on to the sims. How days off will work out for that I'm not sure as the sample started on Wednesday and the 28th is a Friday.



I think the Denver staff gets off for New Years Day, MLK, and Presidents Day so they are starting us early. Just my guess though.

V22Plopter
11-30-2018, 10:46 AM
This is living the [regional] dream! And if you miss the approach a L 20 degrees 1/4 mile and 100#s gets you to your alternate on the missed!



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