Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

Welcome to Airline Pilot Forums - Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. Join our community today and start interacting with existing members. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free.


User Tag List

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-03-2018, 03:26 PM   #1  
On Reserve
Thread Starter
 
Joined APC: Aug 2018
Posts: 14
Default Class Dates?

Hey folks,
Trying to get a feel for how far out Skywest is scheduling class dates. I know there have been lots of delays industry wide.

For reference, my interview is in two weeks. If they like me, how far down the road would a class date be?
Thanks!
Glasswing is offline  
Old 10-03-2018, 03:48 PM   #2  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Mar 2011
Position: RJ FO
Posts: 2,408
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Glasswing View Post
Hey folks,
Trying to get a feel for how far out Skywest is scheduling class dates. I know there have been lots of delays industry wide.

For reference, my interview is in two weeks. If they like me, how far down the road would a class date be?
Thanks!
We are not experiencing the same delays the rest of the industry is. If you take the CRJ, you'll be given a class as soon as you want. You may have a little bit of a wait for the ERJ.
word302 is offline  
Old 10-03-2018, 07:33 PM   #3  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Apr 2018
Posts: 306
Default

This is the one area most people at OO heavily respect: the training department.

They do their job and do it well. Classes run approximately every two weeks. I haven't heard of any sort of delay in training unless it was due to a training failure. Even then, the delay is minimal (1 week tops) I'm told.

Most folks I know at 9E finished training 1-2 months after a new hire at OO was already out on-line.
savedbythevnav is offline  
Old 10-04-2018, 07:26 AM   #4  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Mar 2018
Posts: 149
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by savedbythevnav View Post
This is the one area most people at OO heavily respect: the training department.

They do their job and do it well. Classes run approximately every two weeks. I haven't heard of any sort of delay in training unless it was due to a training failure. Even then, the delay is minimal (1 week tops) I'm told.

Most folks I know at 9E finished training 1-2 months after a new hire at OO was already out on-line.
You really cannot understate this enough... this is one of the biggest pulls...
I would rather be done with training (at a respected training department) and be flying the line while my buddy hasn't even started class yet. If it means not getting a signing bonus, then so be it.
My priorities are elsewhere.
Claxstarr is offline  
Old 10-04-2018, 07:29 AM   #5  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Mar 2018
Posts: 149
Default

I've actually got one friend at PSA that took 8 months to get a class date, and another at envoy that took 4 months to get a class date and after 10 months after starting... he's still not broken 200hrs.
Claxstarr is offline  
Old 10-04-2018, 09:36 AM   #6  
On Reserve
Thread Starter
 
Joined APC: Aug 2018
Posts: 14
Default

I agree, the training is a huge attraction to Skywest.

Thanks for the input everyone! Interview in 2 weeks, I am also finishing up a bachelors online; trying do decide if I should sign up for the next 8-week semester of classes. Would put me in classes until December 10th. I fully intend to devote my attention to training and not be trying to finish up a college class.

If training dates come that quickly i will probably hold off on college work just in case I get lucky with Skywest.
Glasswing is offline  
Old 10-04-2018, 10:07 AM   #7  
Line Holder
 
Joined APC: Nov 2017
Posts: 28
Default

I am just curious. With whom are you completing your online degree with?
DBLA831 is offline  
Old 10-04-2018, 11:38 AM   #8  
On Reserve
Thread Starter
 
Joined APC: Aug 2018
Posts: 14
Default

I am using Liberty University Online.

I researched UVU and a few of the others but it worked out best to go to Liberty because I have a bunch of credits not related to Aviation so I'm doing a Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies with a dual focus in Aviation and Religion.

Pretty happy with the program so far.
Glasswing is offline  
Old 10-19-2018, 12:28 PM   #9  
New Hire
 
Joined APC: Oct 2018
Posts: 9
Default Quick to train

I interviewed Tuesday (16 Oct), got called yesterday (18 Oct) with the CJO and to choose class start date. I chose 6 Dec for the ERJ. There were earlier dates, but I'm getting the family settled during November. They are very accommodating for your start dates.
shrekviper is offline  
Old 10-19-2018, 02:58 PM   #10  
On Reserve
Thread Starter
 
Joined APC: Aug 2018
Posts: 14
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shrekviper View Post
I interviewed Tuesday (16 Oct), got called yesterday (18 Oct) with the CJO and to choose class start date. I chose 6 Dec for the ERJ. There were earlier dates, but I'm getting the family settled during November. They are very accommodating for your start dates.
Thanks! I Interviewed yesterday so hopefully I'll get a call soon.
Glasswing is offline  
 
 
 

 
Post Reply
 



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Class Dates from 10/18 interview? flygirl556 Southwest 14 11-18-2017 09:53 AM
UAL Pilot Deadhead Language gzsg Delta 102 08-29-2017 06:12 PM
Chautauqua class dates OldSF3Dude Hiring News 4 06-06-2011 09:43 PM
NetJets Class Dates Flaps20 Fractional 15 07-14-2008 08:16 AM
UPS March Class Dates: Freight Dog Hiring News 0 02-23-2005 08:31 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:35 AM.