I heard of a guy going there because he didn't feel like going through an actual interview somewhere else (they hire over the phone after some 20 min phone thing)....I think he had a rich dad or something.
Just become an instructor and take 1 year to build your time. These are scams. You're putting your QOL in the dump for multiple years. Plus, you're in the king land of instructing. You could get the best QOL, money, and hours out there.
Plus you can never predict the future and if something happens you can fall back onto a CFI certificate, at least. It's not worth signing a contract to be stuck at Mesa. The money you'll lose and the QOL you'll lose isn't worth it.
Lol... the more things change the more things stay the same....
A lot of routes flown by Southern airways express were in house Mesa routes flown by Air Midwest in the late 90's early 2000s. Now it appears Mesa has outsourced them to another carrier...
(Yes. I know it's just another upstart EAS carrier taking over after colgan and mesa got out of the EAS business)
Actually I think the pilots that do this program coming from southern probably have to take a pay cut to "flow" to mesa and go from part 135 single pilot pic to flying 121 sic at mesa. Any pilot at southern would probably do better staying at southern flying 135 pic and getting on directly with a LCC as the requirements for 121 sic is not much more then 135 pic