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skypilot35
02-14-2014, 01:02 PM
I've been at Skywest for about 7 months now. In that short period of time my number has gone up about 80 spots. I am curious where guys/gals are going? If to another airline, specifically a major, what are their quals? Did they have the TPIC? Did they have an internal recommendation? Type of equipment they were on, etc? I know there is a similar thread on the Major link, but I am curious about the SkyWest movement.


buddies8
02-14-2014, 01:15 PM
if you are a pilot at SKW as you say and for only 7 months then you should know they, the 80 above you who left had better qualifications than you did to get to SKW.

thats what i would say if i was to answer you.

skypilot35
02-14-2014, 01:18 PM
Well thats really nice of you Captain Obvious, but you have no idea where I was before Skywest, nor do you have any idea of my qualifications. Next time try to contribute something of use.


HermannGraf
02-14-2014, 01:28 PM
I've been at Skywest for about 7 months now. In that short period of time my number has gone up about 80 spots. I am curious where guys/gals are going? If to another airline, specifically a major, what are their quals? Did they have the TPIC? Did they have an internal recommendation? Type of equipment they were on, etc? I know there is a similar thread on the Major link, but I am curious about the SkyWest movement.

They are going to UA, Spirit and JetBlue

Most are FOs with no TPIC

skypilot35
02-14-2014, 01:41 PM
That is what I have heard. I am curious why the FO with no TPIC? Longevity?

CaptainNameless
02-14-2014, 02:00 PM
XJT lost over 80 pilots in the first 5 weeks of 2014. Just sayin'

SKYWCRJCA
02-14-2014, 02:12 PM
XJT lost over 80 pilots in the first 5 weeks of 2014. Just sayin'


Hopefully your leaving too. Judging by the last conference call management is going to start scaling back the airline.

yimke
02-14-2014, 02:42 PM
XJT lost over 80 pilots in the first 5 weeks of 2014. Just sayin'

81 and counting. I already know about 10 people from CRJ side alone that got offers. Not sure of the date they are leaving though.

g-code
02-14-2014, 06:36 PM
Won't matter CRJCA, on the ERJ everyone is heading for the door. Our attrition is sky high and is only going to accelerate. 3 year FO and I'm climbing 20-40 numbers a month.

atpcliff
02-14-2014, 06:56 PM
Atlas has a few direct from SkyWest...I think some of them had 0 TPIC.

bcpilot
02-14-2014, 09:13 PM
Won't matter CRJCA, on the ERJ everyone is heading for the door. Our attrition is sky high and is only going to accelerate. 3 year FO and I'm climbing 20-40 numbers a month.

Yeah but the OP's question still remains, where all these people going??

JetBlue isn't hiring so many that could absorbe 20 a month, every month, from every regional or are they????

Turboprop
02-14-2014, 09:26 PM
XJT lost over 80 pilots in the first 5 weeks of 2014. Just sayin'



and they are saying, they hired 160 for JAN and FEB already... could this be true? anyone?

viper548
02-15-2014, 07:50 AM
Several guys have retired recently too.

Fetzervalve
02-15-2014, 11:16 AM
Just read on another board that the most junior Capt at Spirit was hired in Sept 2011. Now that's a fast upgrade! Not surprised many SKW pilots used to the left seat would be attracted to Spirit with that movement... I think JB's upgrade time is 7-10 years depending upon fleet and base. Still faster than any major. SWA has a 15-20 year upgrade.

Stinsat7
02-15-2014, 11:30 AM
Couple of us are in the pool at DL, 5 guys to SWA who i know personally. Also it seems like every week I hear of a couple guys whos names i recognize leaving to UAL. I'm on the bro so my sphere of awareness is pretty small though...

Van Dude
02-15-2014, 03:41 PM
Your data on the Mig is inaccurate...

I mean data on the Majors. US Airways has 1 1/2 year CA's, understand it is on the 190. New hires can get the 75/76 and make over 100k second year with 16% 401K contribution.

I know American and US Airways both have new hires every few weeks.

I bet a few are going there.

Paid2fly
02-15-2014, 06:00 PM
Atlas has a few direct from SkyWest...I think some of them had 0 TPIC.









Do you know if Mike Rearden is still there?

atpcliff
02-15-2014, 06:27 PM
name sounds familiar...

CandlerKid
02-15-2014, 10:53 PM
The only Skywest guy I've flown with at Atlas was ex-military. Not many of you are here. That being said, come on over!