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Bags
09-24-2007, 09:19 PM
Anyone have any feel for next year's class plan? I spoke to PD in Sept, where they confirmed that the last class for this year is October 3rd. Said I was looking at 8-10 classes before I would be called, (Jul 19 Pool date), which could mean May, Jun,... even Jul of 08. She didn't know if they where going to run two classes per month starting in Jan, she speculated that they might. Anyone have any inside gouge?


Brown
09-24-2007, 09:26 PM
My buddy is in currently in class and he told me that a guy was pulled from the October 4th class because they called too many people. Apparently they told him that he would be the first one in the next class which was scheduled for the first week of May 2008.

stick shaker
09-24-2007, 10:04 PM
...they told him that he would be the first one in the next class which was scheduled for the first week of May 2008.
Are you serious? As for the guy they pulled, I hope he was able to go back to work at his previous employer with DOH. I find it hard to believe Southwest would do that to someone.


contrail67
09-25-2007, 05:23 AM
That hurts...so why doesn't SWA Type you when you finish training...instead of making you pay for your type out of your own pocket to get hired. Would the checkride be that much different?

328dude
09-25-2007, 06:21 AM
With the type, you only get 4 sim sessions and then the check ride. THe absense of the type ride and oral exam here allows them to get you out on line that much sooner.

fixy
09-25-2007, 08:00 AM
"My buddy is in currently in class and he told me that a guy was pulled from the October 4th class because they called too many people. Apparently they told him that he would be the first one in the next class which was scheduled for the first week of May 2008.Today 01:19 AM"


Do you know what his pool date is? Also, my buddy is in class right now. He has heard several times of a November class.

SamFoxpilot
09-25-2007, 10:12 AM
I wouldn't take May 08 as gospel. PD folks will tell you that nothing is set in stone until roughly 4-6 weeks prior. That's all the training dept needs to start up a class again. Nov? May? Who knows...my guess next class will be somewhere in between.

CALPilotToo
09-25-2007, 05:40 PM
My buddy is in currently in class and he told me that a guy was pulled from the October 4th class because they called too many people. Apparently they told him that he would be the first one in the next class which was scheduled for the first week of May 2008.

SW did that? Holy cow.

Murano
09-26-2007, 05:55 AM
All poolies should check out flightinfo.com. There is a ton of info on that board including rumors of two more classes this year in Nov/Dec.

Good luck and hang in there. It's worth the wait.

328dude
09-26-2007, 06:18 AM
My buddy is in currently in class and he told me that a guy was pulled from the October 4th class because they called too many people. Apparently they told him that he would be the first one in the next class which was scheduled for the first week of May 2008.


Total BS, just talked to Glo......

Bags
09-26-2007, 11:55 AM
Total BS, just talked to Glo......

Glo? (10 characters)

328dude
09-26-2007, 11:58 AM
Anybody that is here knows Glo...

Bags
09-26-2007, 12:07 PM
Anybody that is here knows Glo...

Here meaning SWA? Or here meaning APC?

mulcher
09-26-2007, 12:42 PM
Anyone at SWA.

WNdowseat
09-26-2007, 05:27 PM
Yep, talked to one of our instructors in DAL today, he checked and called me back and said this did not happen. Not really our style.

RobLAX
09-26-2007, 08:09 PM
All good things must come to an end my friends!