Go Back   Airline Pilot Central Forums - Find your next job as a Pilot > > >
 

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-08-2018, 09:17 AM   #1  
Line Holder
Thread Starter
 
Joined APC: Mar 2016
Posts: 67
Default Hiring habits.

For the current swa guys, where does southwest get most of its pilots aside from the military?
surfpilot1414 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2018, 10:24 AM   #2  
Gets Weekends Off
 
CA1900's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jul 2008
Posts: 305
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by surfpilot1414 View Post
For the current swa guys, where does southwest get most of its pilots aside from the military?
Generally other airlines. In my class of 28, we had 5 military guys, 2 corporate/fractional guys, and the rest came from various smaller and regional airlines.
CA1900 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2018, 11:03 AM   #3  
Line Holder
Thread Starter
 
Joined APC: Mar 2016
Posts: 67
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CA1900 View Post
Generally other airlines. In my class of 28, we had 5 military guys, 2 corporate/fractional guys, and the rest came from various smaller and regional airlines.
Any regional they “prefer” to hire from or they do not care??
surfpilot1414 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2018, 12:53 PM   #4  
On Reserve
 
Joined APC: Feb 2018
Posts: 13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by surfpilot1414 View Post
Any regional they “prefer” to hire from or they do not care??
For what it’s worth, when I interviewed last June, the retired chief pilot doing my logbook review said that they like to hire from SkyWest. I do not recall how or why that subject came up as I have never been affiliated with SkyWest aside from when I worked at ASA.
Flight Deck Ape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2018, 01:16 PM   #5  
Gets Weekends Off
 
at6d's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Mar 2015
Position: Noob on the bottom
Posts: 1,089
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by surfpilot1414 View Post
Any regional they “prefer” to hire from or they do not care??
At this level, they want to see not only the competitive flying minimums, but experience in leadership positions. Chief pilots, department managers, check airmen, etc.

We do have many Skywest, but a lot of former Eagle/Envoy, CoEx, and Horizon folks were in my class as well.
at6d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2018, 06:33 PM   #6  
On Reserve
 
Joined APC: May 2007
Posts: 15
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by at6d View Post
At this level, they want to see not only the competitive flying minimums, but experience in leadership positions. Chief pilots, department managers, check airmen, etc.

We do have many Skywest, but a lot of former Eagle/Envoy, CoEx, and Horizon folks were in my class as well.
For 2017 hiring it was roughly 1/3 military and 2/3 civilian. Concur with this^^^^. We had almost all regionals represented in our class of 28. Volunteer work, check airmen, well rounded are important parts as well.
squirtinvert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 05:10 AM   #7  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Jul 2013
Position: 175 CA
Posts: 1,254
Default

In 2016 about 38% of people that left SkyWest went to LUV, only Delta had more. Obviously united didn’t hire much last year and AA is mostly flow / military so it’ll shift a little this year as UA hires more. I’ve heard from a LUV recruiter that they like SkyWest people, that being said I wouldn’t base my regional choice on that.
Squallrider is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 05:47 AM   #8  
Line Holder
Thread Starter
 
Joined APC: Mar 2016
Posts: 67
Default

Thanks guys. I appreciate all the replies.
surfpilot1414 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 06:32 AM   #9  
Line Holder
Thread Starter
 
Joined APC: Mar 2016
Posts: 67
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Squallrider View Post
In 2016 about 38% of people that left SkyWest went to LUV, only Delta had more. Obviously united didn’t hire much last year and AA is mostly flow / military so it’ll shift a little this year as UA hires more. I’ve heard from a LUV recruiter that they like SkyWest people, that being said I wouldn’t base my regional choice on that.
I was told the same, apparently their cultures are similar and SWA likes OO’s training. I know swa dropped their PIC turbine from required to preferred, is LUV scooping up FO’s like delta is??
surfpilot1414 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2018, 08:33 AM   #10  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Jul 2013
Position: 175 CA
Posts: 1,254
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by surfpilot1414 View Post
I was told the same, apparently their cultures are similar and SWA likes OO’s training. I know swa dropped their PIC turbine from required to preferred, is LUV scooping up FO’s like delta is??
My understanding across the board hiring at the majors is that captains are the majority of new hires the most especially if you subtract FOs that get mainline jobs based on other boxes ticked such as military.
Squallrider is online now   Reply With Quote
 
 
 

 
Reply
 



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mainline airline pilot hiring to increase av8tordude Major 41 09-12-2018 05:55 PM
Shortage or Just Hiring Wave- Analysis PilotAnalyst Major 64 06-09-2012 12:29 PM
Phoenix Job Fair-Pilot Hiring Update for 2012 AeroCrewSolut Hiring News 2 01-26-2012 09:49 PM
American Eagle Hiring Mins Lowered to 500 hrs edavis Hiring News 22 06-29-2011 04:38 PM
What airlines are hiring? stbloc Hiring News 13 03-09-2011 03:56 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:59 PM.


vBulletin® v3.9.3.5, Copyright ©2000-2019, MH Sub I, LLC dba vBulletin
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Website Copyright ©2000 - 2017 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1