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Old 03-06-2011, 12:33 PM   #1  
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Default Wings of Alaska Hiring

I saw they are hiring, but not sure of the exact minimums, but from what I know about them:

-> at least 500 hours in Alaska
-> min 1000 hours
-> Caravan 208 & Cessna 207 experience a plus
-> knowledge of Chelton Capstone system a plus
-> starting pay was like $160 or $170 a day. You can fly as much as you want. Lots of passengers tip pilots, especially when you fly over the ice field when going to Skagway & Haines

They've had a recent turnover from the old management/ownership and things are looking better this year. My friends that work there are all happy, they aren't complaining. Said the rifts from the old guard and new guard and staff really made life miserable last year - but most of the complainers have all moved on.

email [email protected] - site listed Dave Williams as the contact, but not sure I'd recommend calling, he's probably out flying the line
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I worked there last summer, it was a blast. I got on with just over 1000 TT and some C-208 time. I would highly recommend spending a summer up there flying to anyone who is curious about flying in SE Alaska. It seems like things have stabilized there over the winter. There was a lot of funky stuff going on with management last summer, but it sounds like they've gotten it all straightened out now. I would go back up there in a heartbeat!
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VanDriver, they finally made people chose... which should make things more clear cut moving forward. Change is difficult, regardless of the size, and some were resistant to even small changes, like the copier at the pilots computer :P
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I flew for Wings in 2003. Some of the funnest and most challenging flying I have done. I too would go back there in a minute. Sorry to hear about the management issues. Is Steady still there?
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I think this would be a blast for a season. I think I just might go up to Juneau and hand-deliver my stuff. Considering its Juneau, I'd feel out of place showing up in a suit. Would some khakis and a collard shirt look more appropriate? And, does anyone know if they're willing to hire furloughed pilots? After all, its a seasonal job anyways.
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I think this would be a blast for a season. I think I just might go up to Juneau and hand-deliver my stuff. Considering its Juneau, I'd feel out of place showing up in a suit. Would some khakis and a collard shirt look more appropriate? And, does anyone know if they're willing to hire furloughed pilots? After all, its a seasonal job anyways.
Carthart pants, mud boots, flannel shirt and a Carthart coat. Or atleast that's how it's done out west

(I wore jeans and a collared button up shirt, nice leather shoes and a leather (Not like the pilot leather coats) coat to the first office I stopped at and basically got laughed at. I went back to the hotel and changed before going to the next company.) and got a job
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actually there may be a few full time jobs open.

Mike Steady is focused 100% on the Wings Airways operation (downtown) - after the sale to SeaPort most of the old timers decided to spend most of their time down there.

You don't need to show up in a suit & tie, however I'd dress for the occasion. You may be able to talk to the Chief Pilot down in Portland and interview there.
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You may be able to talk to the Chief Pilot down in Portland and interview there.
Been there, done that! He was actually very pleasant and accommodating, however, I had the "furloughed-pilot-plague" and he was candid with me, letting me know that he does not want to hire a furloughee regardless of experience or the fact that I already live in Portland. I did appreciate his honesty.
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For you guys that have done seasonal flying in AK... what do you do in the winter? I did several years of back country flying in ID, but now I'm 121 and want to get back to the fun stuff. SE AK especially appeals to me. Trouble is, I don't know how I'd pay the bills over the winter. It seems like full time jobs are scarce, especially for a guy new to the scene.
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If someone is looking for a job in Alaska, then you may want to send in a resume with Evert's Air Cargo. They are currently running a Flight Engineer class for the DC-6 and I would not be surprised if they start another new hire/FE class in a month or so. Along with the DC-6, Evert's has EMB-120s, C-46s, and DC-9s. There has already been one ground school for the DC-9 and it should begin proving runs in May. We currently own five DC-9-30s and they will need pilots to fill the seats. When it comes to upgrades they do look at seniority but they also base their decision on previous experience. In the last DC-9 ground school an Engineer who had only been with the airline for a couple months was given a slot. Good luck to all you job seekers and keep trying.
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