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Old 02-26-2007, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by undsioux1
Any info. on training? I believe it is still in Billings, MT. Any chance of staying in the west or is pretty much everyone heading to the east? Do they pay for housing during training as well? Thanks.
Groundschool is in Billings... Big Sky pays for the hotel but you will be rooming with another trainee. SIM is in Denver, used to only be at the sim near Centennial Apt. now I guess they're using a SIM in Greeley, CO also. Hotel payed for there also. Pay isn't much from what I can remember, $750 every two weeks but don't quote me on that. As far as new hires, expect to go East for sure... I don't know one guy with any bit of seniority that wants to leave Billings/Boise.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:29 AM
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Nick or any other Big Sky pilots,

Would you still recommend calling HR. Just filled out the online app. again. It says on the website no calls please, but what's the worst that could happen? If you think calling would be a good idea do you know who the person to contact would be and at what number?
I have no clue if calling HR works or hurts your chances Guess I wouldn't recommend it but who knows. Best way I know of is to know someone and have them talk to the CP or better yet come to the airport and introduce yourself in person. Guess they're struggling badly to find pilots so you'll probably get called sooner than later Sorry i'm so clueless on this subject, guess I prefer to go to work then come home and forget about everything I can
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Old 02-26-2007, 12:47 PM
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any idea if big sky will be getting any delta bennies (non rev for parents wife etc.) with the new flying out of boston?
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:29 PM
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I Submitted their E-resume form for CA from their web site last night at 11:30pm EST and was called for a March Interview/class, today at 06:30pm EST. Less than 24hrs later.
Thatís a record for me. No internal help either. But do have lots of turboprop time.
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:11 PM
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are they hurting for CA a lot more than FO's?
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:54 PM
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are they hurting for CA a lot more than FO's?
Yes, noone is willing to commute to Boston...
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Old 03-01-2007, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Nick
Yes, noone is willing to commute to Boston...
Oops . . . putting cart before the horse. Apparently your CEO things he can hire a tone of BE 1900D street captains in Bostons for minimum wage. NOT! I bet if you quiz these new guys, you might be surprised that they will be making more $$$.

Looks like Big Sky is on the slow path to destruction.
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Old 03-02-2007, 01:33 PM
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I agree with Ellen. The slow circle around the rim of the toilet bowl has begun. Unfortunately, Fred and Craig will taking some very good people down with them.
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Old 03-02-2007, 02:10 PM
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Here's how i see how this all might pan out. I tend to think there's more to Nick's comment about them wanting to move everything to the northeast, although it was said as a very passive comment. It does almost seem like they are freeing up planes so that as soon as routes open up they can swoop in and take over. Look at colgan getting the Q's and ridding themselves of the 1900's has to mean that there are certain routes of theirs that will open up.

I know it sux for guys that are from MT and the northwest and thats what appeals to them about Big Sky. But on a bright note, say that Big Sky does end up moving into the northeast, they will be a better replacement than Colgan. Just simply comparing their payscales, you get paid better workin for Big Sky.
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Old 03-02-2007, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by mccube5
Here's how i see how this all might pan out. I tend to think there's more to Nick's comment about them wanting to move everything to the northeast, although it was said as a very passive comment. It does almost seem like they are freeing up planes so that as soon as routes open up they can swoop in and take over. Look at colgan getting the Q's and ridding themselves of the 1900's has to mean that there are certain routes of theirs that will open up.

I know it sux for guys that are from MT and the northwest and thats what appeals to them about Big Sky. But on a bright note, say that Big Sky does end up moving into the northeast, they will be a better replacement than Colgan. Just simply comparing their payscales, you get paid better workin for Big Sky.

It will be interesting to see what Colgan does, but I can definately see someone else taking over some of the existing 1900 routes.
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