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Old 06-13-2017, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by mike sierra View Post
Any news about hiring?
Saw this on their site:

Resumes will be put on hold for upcoming recruiting needs. Due to the outpouring First Officer applicants and successful interviews, we have currently filled all of our available 2017 Initial Ground School classes. We are diligently preparing the 2018 schedule for IGS.
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Old 06-13-2017, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by BravoPapa View Post
Saw this on their site:

Resumes will be put on hold for upcoming recruiting needs. Due to the outpouring First Officer applicants and successful interviews, we have currently filled all of our available 2017 Initial Ground School classes. We are diligently preparing the 2018 schedule for IGS.
Need street captains at this time. Not first officers I'm told.
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Old 06-13-2017, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by tctaeg View Post
Need street captains at this time. Not first officers I'm told.
Can't hurt to put in an app. Retention isn't so hot and when you have class dates 6 months out it's easy to lose a few along the way.
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by DarkSideMoon View Post
Can't hurt to put in an app. Retention isn't so hot and when you have class dates 6 months out it's easy to lose a few along the way.
I agree with this 100%. I myself did this early last year when there was no hiring going on for FO's. I was just stating that they are looking for PIC's readily right now. Absolutely get your app in and start the process.
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:44 AM
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Is Planesense offering any sort of bonus or increasing pay to attract street captains? Also in all their ads it says they have a favorable transition from the pc-12 to the jet. How long is it really for guys to transition to the jet side? Thanks
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:05 PM
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I'm just curious and was wondering if any current PS people can answer this. From what information I'm seeing it sounds like if you are in one of the new bases that were added last year (excluding PSM, ATL & MCO) your typical schedule works out as follows. Day 1, get airline out to your plane, possibly fly during day 1 if duty time allows. Day 2-7 flights as assigned. Day 8 airline home, possibility after flying a morning flight. If this is the schedule (not 100% sure) what is stopping PS from just allowing home basing from anywhere as long as you're within 100 miles of an airport with multiple carriers? It seems like by expanding this area they would not only have more applicants applying to chose from but maybe even be able to retain more people by offering the QOL of home basing and not having to uproot their families to move closer to one of these other bases? Is it just a financial issues to the company? Increased cost of the airline tickets flying someone from say PHX or DEN to the east coast?

DFW is currently the furthest west base. I've looked at ticket costs of airlining someone from DFW to PSM, ATL or even BOS and compared those to flying someone out of PHX or DEN and the price difference is negligible. So what's stopping this?

Aside from my potential and likely misunderstanding of the typical schedule, I'm sure there is something very logical that I'm missing or completely overlooking that would prevent this but I'm struggling to figure it out. Can someone clue me in?
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Metroaviator View Post
I'm just curious and was wondering if any current PS people can answer this. From what information I'm seeing it sounds like if you are in one of the new bases that were added last year (excluding PSM, ATL & MCO) your typical schedule works out as follows. Day 1, get airline out to your plane, possibly fly during day 1 if duty time allows. Day 2-7 flights as assigned. Day 8 airline home, possibility after flying a morning flight. If this is the schedule (not 100% sure) what is stopping PS from just allowing home basing from anywhere as long as you're within 100 miles of an airport with multiple carriers? It seems like by expanding this area they would not only have more applicants applying to chose from but maybe even be able to retain more people by offering the QOL of home basing and not having to uproot their families to move closer to one of these other bases? Is it just a financial issues to the company? Increased cost of the airline tickets flying someone from say PHX or DEN to the east coast?

DFW is currently the furthest west base. I've looked at ticket costs of airlining someone from DFW to PSM, ATL or even BOS and compared those to flying someone out of PHX or DEN and the price difference is negligible. So what's stopping this?

Aside from my potential and likely misunderstanding of the typical schedule, I'm sure there is something very logical that I'm missing or completely overlooking that would prevent this but I'm struggling to figure it out. Can someone clue me in?
You'll *never* pick up an airplane in PHX but you will occasionally be able to pick up an airplane in MDW or CLT or somewhere we base. There's also the (albeit slim) chance they can use you on day one if you're based closer. It's also more difficult to get you back by 8PM on day 8 if you're based in say, PHX. They're still working out the kinks of remote basing so it may move further west as staffing needs dictate.
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by DarkSideMoon View Post
You'll *never* pick up an airplane in PHX but you will occasionally be able to pick up an airplane in MDW or CLT or somewhere we base. There's also the (albeit slim) chance they can use you on day one if you're based closer. It's also more difficult to get you back by 8PM on day 8 if you're based in say, PHX. They're still working out the kinks of remote basing so it may move further west as staffing needs dictate.
I realized you wouldn't pick up a plane in PHX but didn't know they tried to get you back by 8p on day 8. Thank you for the response, I appreciate the insight
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Old 06-17-2017, 04:01 PM
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Just wondering how the personal days and vacation work and when do get to start using them?
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Old 06-22-2017, 03:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Metroaviator View Post
I'm just curious and was wondering if any current PS people can answer this. From what information I'm seeing it sounds like if you are in one of the new bases that were added last year (excluding PSM, ATL & MCO) your typical schedule works out as follows. Day 1, get airline out to your plane, possibly fly during day 1 if duty time allows. Day 2-7 flights as assigned. Day 8 airline home, possibility after flying a morning flight. If this is the schedule (not 100% sure) what is stopping PS from just allowing home basing from anywhere as long as you're within 100 miles of an airport with multiple carriers? It seems like by expanding this area they would not only have more applicants applying to chose from but maybe even be able to retain more people by offering the QOL of home basing and not having to uproot their families to move closer to one of these other bases? Is it just a financial issues to the company? Increased cost of the airline tickets flying someone from say PHX or DEN to the east coast?

DFW is currently the furthest west base. I've looked at ticket costs of airlining someone from DFW to PSM, ATL or even BOS and compared those to flying someone out of PHX or DEN and the price difference is negligible. So what's stopping this?

Aside from my potential and likely misunderstanding of the typical schedule, I'm sure there is something very logical that I'm missing or completely overlooking that would prevent this but I'm struggling to figure it out. Can someone clue me in?
Thats pretty much how it is. From what i've seen, remote bases definitely have the better end of the deal. It really depends on the base though, and their need for you. So far the majority of my time i've airlined Day 1 and Day 8 (sometimes even Day 7 home, score!) but if there's need for you at your base or close to base, you'll be starting Day 1 like you're supposed to. For example, three cycles ago I was not needed in MCO, but I was needed in Stuart (2 hours south of MCO) so they rented me a car and had me drive at 5am, for a 7am show in Stuart. Then I flew a full day after that.

Sometimes you get unlucky and have to do stuff like that, but PSM based folks pretty much work full days day 1 through day 8, so i'm certainly not complaining.

But yeah the rest of it basically has to do with duty time and airline tickets.
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