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Old 08-16-2006, 12:13 AM   #1  
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Default Skywest Mins?

I've heard a "rumor" (I call it a rumor because I've been unable to confirm it through any reliable source) that Skywest has "unofficially" lowered their minimum total time requirement to 850 hours.

I know there are a number of Skywest guys (and gals) here, so can anybody confirm or deny? Has anybody been offered an interview or class date with less than 1,000 hours? I know the web site still says 1,000 is the min for application.
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A friend of mine got picked up with something like 900/300, but 200-odd of that was 121 jet.
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I always thought thaat SKyWest prided themselves with not lowering their mins. they have always kept their mins at 100/1000 with 100 instrument. with all of the hiring going on it wouldn't suprise me.
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Nothing official, but if you have 121 turbojet experience you might as well submit your resume.
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When I attended the group interview there was a TSA furloughee who didn't have the 1000hrs and they told him thanks, but no thanks regardless of his 121 experience.

But, I have also heard of a bridge program with ATP so maybe that's where it's coming from.
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When I attended the group interview there was a TSA furloughee who didn't have the 1000hrs and they told him thanks, but no thanks regardless of his 121 experience.
If they called him for the interview, they were obviously interested in him, even if he wasn't at their mins. My guess is, this has more to do with his interview than his experience.
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I thought I saw something regarding mins of only 850tt/100me if you had done your training through ATPs.

I believe were having a real hard time filling classes right now. A group E-mail goes out to all of the pilots every several weeks asking for referrals. Additionally, the amount of group interviews and roadshows are at an all time high.

I guess $19.02 an hour to fly a CRJ900 just isn't enough to motivate people.
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I guess $19.02 an hour to fly a CRJ900 just isn't enough to motivate people.
Yea, all that good management BS won't make a difference if a CA is paid 60/ hour to fly a CRJ900.
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If they called him for the interview, they were obviously interested in him, even if he wasn't at their mins. My guess is, this has more to do with his interview than his experience.
It was a group interview, no invite necessary. After finding out that he (and a few others) didn't meet the mins, they were thanked for coming and told to keep their resumes updated for future hiring.
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It was a group interview, no invite necessary. After finding out that he (and a few others) didn't meet the mins, they were thanked for coming and told to keep their resumes updated for future hiring.
Ooh, okay. That does make the difference.
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