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Old 12-22-2005, 11:45 AM   #21  
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Old 12-23-2005, 11:25 PM   #22  
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I believe Lakes is currently flying 5 Brasilias, and they are currently looking at bringing another one on-line. Rumor has it that the Brasilia may be the workhorse of the flightline in the not-to-distant future. As the some of the 1900D's approach 25,000 hours (next couple of years), it will become financially prohibitive to perform the required maintenance inspections. At that time, the company likely will need to find a/c to replace them. With the operating costs of the 30-seat Brasilia very close to that of the 19-seat Beech, it seems like the logical replacement, allbeit a hangar queen.
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thats good news flyboymatthew do you work for Great Lakes?
 
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Flier2005- You should check out a site that has the interview gouge on it called aviationinterviews.com.. it is free. I have posted my experience on there from a August interview. I just had a friend upgade in the beech in 10months and my other friend is about to do the same. I know quite a few people there...all are flying the beech but one. Your interview is in front of two people and last only 15-20min. Study your jepp plates/charts and know EVERYTHING. The sim is in a pcatd and is a very simple profile. So practice on your Microsoft simulator in the baron. They like to see a lot of instrument time and letters of rec from anybody you might know that works there. Good Luck
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I am...as they say..."still living the dream" at Lakes.
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Old 12-26-2005, 06:10 PM   #26  
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I am...as they say..."still living the dream" at Lakes.



hey do you know if they are still hireing... any figures would be great. I sent in a resume about a month ago and all I got so far is a post card. I figure I have not heard much because of the holidays but who really knows?
 
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There wasn't one in December due to the holidays, but there is going to be a new hire groundschool in January. Since May 1, I believe there have been 5 new hire classes despite losing 5 Beech 1900s this past summer. Classes have been considerably smaller than in the past, and have averaged about 6-8 new hires per month. There is normally only one class per month, and it generally starts towards the beginning of the month. The demand for new pilots is driven solely by attrition at this point, so the number, frequency, and size of classes is determined by how many pilots are leaving.

If you want to get in, you pretty much need to know someone that works for Lakes and have them give your resume to the Chief Pilot. I hope this helps, good luck!

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Old 12-28-2005, 07:20 PM   #28  
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a quick rundown on the operations

scheduled 5 day trips, min 10 days off a month, airport reserve is 14hrs, first year pay is 15.32. perdiem is a $1 even. they just took away the crewroom so now the pilots hang out with the rampers in ops. but other than that if fun flying.
 
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FBMatthew,
I am looking for a pilot at lakes. I tried to pm you and am unable. Could you pm me? I will reply with his name.
Thanks
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Depending on were you want to live, i would look into Air mid west (mesa) the pay is alittle better the treatment is worse. but you will fly 100 hours a mounth. Upgrade in about 3 mounths. no kidding
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