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Old 05-23-2011, 03:29 PM   #1  
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I know Skywest is on a hiring spree right now but what the average TT for a new hire over there?
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In the last few months we have hired UAL furloughs to 1000 hr CFIs. Average would be hard to say but if you meet the mins you definitely have a shot.
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In the last few months we have hired UAL furloughs to 1000 hr CFIs. Average would be hard to say but if you meet the mins you definitely have a shot.
I just got hired with SkyWest and I have 4700 TT with 2 type ratings and there were some there that just meet the min and I am pretty sure out of 18 interviewed 16 were hired.. So if you meet the min GO FOR IT..!!
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Has anybody been hired with less than the minimums?
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Has anybody been hired with less than the minimums?
No, SkyWest is strict on the mins. Even during the hiring spree of 06/07 they hung tight on the 1000/100. There is an 850 hour exemption (or is it 800, I forget) if you have 121 time but most who have 121 time far exceed our mins.

The nice part about SkyWest's interview is once you have the interview it's all about you and NOT your time, it's your job to lose.
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No, SkyWest is strict on the mins.
I know someone who was hired with 700 TT. Granted, said person had the RIGHT connections...
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No, SkyWest is strict on the mins. Even during the hiring spree of 06/07 they hung tight on the 1000/100. There is an 850 hour exemption (or is it 800, I forget) if you have 121 time but most who have 121 time far exceed our mins.
Thanks for the info. I will have to try and catch the next wave since I don't even have half of the TT mins.
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No, SkyWest is strict on the mins. Even during the hiring spree of 06/07 they hung tight on the 1000/100. There is an 850 hour exemption (or is it 800, I forget) if you have 121 time but most who have 121 time far exceed our mins.

The nice part about SkyWest's interview is once you have the interview it's all about you and NOT your time, it's your job to lose.
They wouldn't interview me after I had 200 hours accrued from a 121 carrier when I was at 900 hours unless I had gone to ATP......I had a degree, and training from an aviation university and 121 time, but unless I had learned how to fly at ATP, they wouldn't even let me interview
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I know someone who was hired with 700 TT. Granted, said person had the RIGHT connections...
Maybe with the RIGHT connections being family in HQ or something with just as much weight. In all my years I’ve flown with 100’s of FO’s and all of them met the mins. Not saying it can’t happen, anything’s possible but SkyWest is one of the more strict airlines out there.
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They wouldn't interview me after I had 200 hours accrued from a 121 carrier when I was at 900 hours unless I had gone to ATP......I had a degree, and training from an aviation university and 121 time, but unless I had learned how to fly at ATP, they wouldn't even let me interview
That’s a new one to me. I've never heard ATP thrown around in any emails from CE nor have I ever heard it from anyone in the training department. Were you trained on the CRJ? That might have been what they were talking about. Regardless I'm not too sure what their reduced min requirements are since they're not published.
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When I was there the only people hired with less than 1000hrs were those poached from Mesa. Skywest deliberately targeted those who went through the Mesa training program. Those pilots had to have 800 hours. Most of which were in the crj. These folks wanted out of Mesa, knew the rj, and were easy to train. They really didn't have too much experience but were trainable and a known entity.

Of course there were a chosen few who were skywest gate agents, rampers and flight attendants that had SGU blood in them. These folks were given interviews with lower flight times. Most had friends in the training center and had flown the Brasilia and RJ sims in the wee hours of the morning. Their total times were lower but they had been groomed by all of us since they started dumping lavs for flight time. All of them were excellent employees and turned out to be great pilots too.

I had a friend with connections who was hired with 1000/300. I had no connections, applied with the same hours, but didn't get interviewed and hired until I had 2300/1000. This was back in the late 90's. I do miss cocktails at Lofty's when SGU (CE) was paying the bill!!!!
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