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Old 02-21-2007, 08:11 PM   #1  
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BILLINGS, Mont.-(Business Wire)-February 22, 2007 - Big Sky Airlines announced today that it will be hosting pilot recruiting sessions this weekend as part of its efforts to hire more than 70 pilots for its new Delta Connection operation. Big Sky Airlines will begin operations as a Delta Connection carrier from Boston Logan International Airport on April 8, 2007 using a dedicated fleet of eight 19-seat Beech 1900-D aircraft.
"We are thrilled to be part of Delta's growing operation in Boston," said Big Sky Airlines President Fred deLeeuw. "Operating as a Delta Connection carrier is exciting and we're confident that this new service will create even more employment opportunities as we grow our operation into the Northeast."
Open house recruiting sessions will be held on February 23rd and February 24th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Boston Logan Airport, 225 McClellan Hwy, Boston, MA, 02128. Main phone for the hotel is (617) 569-5250.
Candidates must bring an updated resume, logbooks, FAA certificates and ratings, valid passport, FCC license, and a current medical. Captain candidates must have minimum qualifications of 1500 hours, ATP written test completed, and turbo-prop or jet experience. Preferred experience includes ATP, 2500 hours, BE-1900D Type Rating, and previous FAA Part 135 or Part 121 experience.
About Big Sky Transportation Co. Big Sky Airlines currently serves 20 cities in Montana, Idaho, Illinois, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Wyoming. Big Sky Airlines operates as a code sharing and frequent flier program partner with Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air, Northwest Airlines and America West/USAirways, which allows customers the convenience of traveling with one ticket, through baggage checking and economical through fares to destinations throughout the world. Big Sky Transportation Co. is a wholly owned subsidiary of MAIR, Holdings (NASDAQ:MAIR). For more information on Big Sky Airlines please visit our website at www.BigSkyAir.com.
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Explain to me again why anyone with 1500 hours and turbine experience would want to fly a 1900 for 16 bucks an hour?
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Explain to me again why anyone with 1500 hours and turbine experience would want to fly a 1900 for 16 bucks an hour?
Perhaps so that they could get their turbine PIC time and move to the majors? Without having to wait for an upgrade. Not to mention that captains make $34 first year, not $16.
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Just FYI... heard they hired 14 mechanics in Boston and then, after they hired them they were told they would be based out of Watertown. 14 out of 14 QUIT, now that's laughing material. Watch out pilots, they might try and pull the same crap with you... have you sign a training contract and then drop the Watertown bomb on you.
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Perhaps so that they could get their turbine PIC time and move to the majors? Without having to wait for an upgrade. Not to mention that captains make $34 first year, not $16.
Where'd you hear that number Shaun?
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You mean first year captain pay?

http://airlinepilotcentral.com/airli...l/big_sky.html
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$ 20.00 FO 1st yr
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Explain to me again why anyone with 1500 hours and turbine experience would want to fly a 1900 for 16 bucks an hour?
They are hiring street captains with close to ATP mins. With 1500 hours and turbine experience, you could be getting captain pay.

That is all I was saying.
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I thought they were having problems and reducing service?
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I thought they were having problems and reducing service?
Any truth to this?
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