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Skywest Questions

Discussion in 'Airline Pilots' started by flyingbum, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. trafficinsight

    trafficinsight Well-Known Member

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    Then I think you can rule the suit out.
     
  2. WAtreefifekaybeck

    WAtreefifekaybeck Well-Known Member

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    I am also SFO based but on the CRJ.. I still don't know how I let them talk me into th Barbie jet when I interviewed. Every RSR report gets more depressing. Welcome aboard!
     
  3. tcco94

    tcco94 Professional GTA V Pilot

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    They're cutting the CRJ out there aren't they? Seems like almost 6 months ago I read it was the fastest place to hold a line...
     
  4. BEEF SUPREME

    BEEF SUPREME Well-Known Member

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    Hey thanks. I'm sitting around at SFO again today trying to knock out the next 2 observation flights. I'm guessing it will be a bit of a nightmare again with this WX.


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  5. trafficinsight

    trafficinsight Well-Known Member

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    I sat reserve for 3 months non consecutively a year ago (one month in MSP, one month in DEN and one month at SFO) and that was it, one of those months was a composite line.
     
  6. Ayork62493

    Ayork62493 Well-Known Member

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    Just shows you how fast things change. If you are in a United base, your best bet is to go ERJ at this point.
     
  7. BEEF SUPREME

    BEEF SUPREME Well-Known Member

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    Odd because the ERJ seniority list at SFO is shrinking


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  8. tcco94

    tcco94 Professional GTA V Pilot

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    In hindsight, I maybe should have picked the ERJ for a west coast base. Thankfully it hasn't covered SLC yet. I figured I'm going to upgrade on the CRJ so may as well take the CRJ on the FO side. The reserve time sounded longer on the ERJ but really back in September there was arguments for both jets. Oh well, still can't complain. I'm enjoying life.
     
  9. GypsyPilot

    GypsyPilot Well-Known Member

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    Well, I would imagine someone doing an observation flight will have some questions. Might be kind of nice to ask those questions during the flight? I would think it was pretty weird to do an observation flight and not bring a headset myself.
     
  10. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    Gotta watch out for those Japanese tailors. They can get carried away!

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  11. WAtreefifekaybeck

    WAtreefifekaybeck Well-Known Member

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    When I was interviewed (July 2016) they told me picking the CRJ would not be a problem for a west coast base. Within a month Delta announced more ERJ's in Seattle, PDX closed as a CRJ base, and United started shifting crj's out east. So now SFO lost like 20 lines for April compared to March. Most of the 700 flying is gone. At this point I am really wishing I picked the ERJ. It will still take 5-6 more months to get SEA. By that time the CRJ might be dead there as well.

    I've heard that the seat lock isn't exactly non negotiable, and it is based on company need. I'll try to talk to them at the 1 year mark to see if I bid ERJ. I almost feel like transferring to ORD just to get a line, but I do not think the SEA-ORD commute will be fun times. For now I will just be dying on reserve in SFO.
     
  12. BobDDuck

    BobDDuck Gone whale watching...

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    I wasn't aware that the observer's pair of headphones didn't have a mic. Most places they just toss an extra DC/Telex back there and call it a day.
     
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  13. B767

    B767 Well-Known Member

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    Key phrase. "Most places."
     
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  14. trafficinsight

    trafficinsight Well-Known Member

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    I'm not even sure the observer seat has a mic jack, but I might be thinking of a different airplane.
     
  15. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    Odd. We have a full set of Telex 750's at each jumpseat. That way when they get fried, it's handy just to grab a backup.

    I use my own headsets. Ain't nobody got time for no Herpes Simplex.
     
  16. tcco94

    tcco94 Professional GTA V Pilot

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    It's in the small area where you put your jacket
     
  17. Autothrust Blue

    Autothrust Blue "We cannot afford it."

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    Well, this isn't SJI, so that wasn't why.
     
  18. Zondaracer

    Zondaracer Well-Known Member

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    Hey at least we are adding a CRJ destination this summer from SFO to Sonoma County
     
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  19. Autothrust Blue

    Autothrust Blue "We cannot afford it."

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    The -200 wasn't meant to go much farther than that...
     
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  20. Zondaracer

    Zondaracer Well-Known Member

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    lol seriously. It's the new Brasilia now, thank goodness.
     

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