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New Alaska/Virgin pilot mins

Discussion in 'Airline Pilots' started by Cherokee_Cruiser, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Cherokee_Cruiser

    Cherokee_Cruiser Well-Known Member

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    * 2,000TT fixed-wing aircraft (or 1,200 hrs total high performance military aircraft)
    * High School Diploma


    **** Preference given to 1,000TPIC and college degree


    **** 50% of rotor-wing flight time up to 1,000 hours may be counted toward total flight time.


    Hiring window is now combined for both Virgin and Alaska, opens Monday November 13 and ends 1159pm PST November 23.
     
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    JDean3204 Well-Known Member

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  3. NWpiloté

    NWpiloté Well-Known Member

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  4. Cherokee_Cruiser

    Cherokee_Cruiser Well-Known Member

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    Morning All,

    I wanted to give everyone in the group a heads up about a recruiting campaign we are launching next week to recruit qualified and experienced First Officers.

    As you know, it’s important that we have a pipeline of qualified pilots to help us fulfill our future growth needs. To bring the requirements of the FO position more in line with the rest of the industry, we have made a couple of changes. From here on out, FO candidates will need at least 2,000 hours total flight time in a fixed-wing aircraft and a high school diploma. Preference will be given to candidates with a 1,000 hours of turbine PIC and a college degree.

    For those of you with folks interested in joining AAG with military flight time, the following will apply:
    A minimum of 2,000 hours total flight time in a fixed wing aircraft or 1,200 hours total flight time in a high performance military aircraft.
    50% of rotor-wing flight time up to 1,000 hours may be counted toward total flight time.

    The hiring period officially begins this Monday, November 13 and ends at 11:59 PM PST November 23, so be sure to spread the word and get your referrals lined up and ready to go. As you may or may not know, flight ops leadership on both the Virgin America and Alaska side, as well as the recruiting team take you referrals quite seriously and are a valuable tool in helping us select the right individuals to join our wonderful group of pilots.

    If you have any questions, please let me know.

    Thanks and have a great day!

    Captain ****************
    System Chief Pilot
     
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  5. NWpiloté

    NWpiloté Well-Known Member

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    Sweet!!
     
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  6. jtrain609

    jtrain609 I'm a carnal, organic anagram.

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  7. av8tr1

    av8tr1 "Never tell me the odds!"

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    Crap....SO close! But i'll never make the last few 100 in the window.
     
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  8. alaskadrifter

    alaskadrifter Noob

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    Me too. @Cherokee_Cruiser any idea when another window might open?
     
  9. ASpilot2be

    ASpilot2be SF340 CA

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    Monday
     
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    alaskadrifter Noob

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    I saw that one. Was asking when the next one, after this November window, might happen.
     
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    ASpilot2be SF340 CA

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    Ah. Dont know about that one.
     
  12. Inverted

    Inverted My captain doesn't have a degree, I'm scared....

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    The new combined window with lowered mins hits the 13th. Yesterday was the last VX side interview, it is all Alaska now.
     
  13. Inverted

    Inverted My captain doesn't have a degree, I'm scared....

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    We are hearing 400 new hires next year so expect the window to be open a bit.
     
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    Cherokee_Cruiser Well-Known Member

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    Yes, 120 on Airbus side and 280 on Boeing side = 400. Current size 2,700 so if all this hiring happens as planned, we will be 3,100 total pilots by end of next year.
     
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    Skåning Well-Known Member

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    Also the first week of indoc will be combined in SEA and then guys will go off to Virgin or Alaska training from there. Not sure how they'll determine who gets what, 737/A320.

    Combined we only have a net single digit increase in aircraft, so not sure what the hiring is for - although rumor has it it's because of the largely unproductive Alaska way of scheduling.
     
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    Box hauler Well-Known Member

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    I hear if you have a A320 or 737 type and experience it helps a lot, any truth to that?
     
  17. Inverted

    Inverted My captain doesn't have a degree, I'm scared....

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    No
     
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  18. Inverted

    Inverted My captain doesn't have a degree, I'm scared....

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    I think they ask you if you want to fly a super awesome jet that is really roomy, and easy to eat food in, or if you wanna fly a 737...
     
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    Inverted My captain doesn't have a degree, I'm scared....

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    I have heard 2 different people say that they are hearing rumors of 25 A321s being the plan. But yes as of now, 10 NEOs, and Alaska scheduling is what is doing it I think. Get ready for that super awesome line bidding that everyone loves!!!! Oh wait...
     
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    Skåning Well-Known Member

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    [I think] what helps the most is if you can go to a job fair and meet them face to face. Also, if you have someone on property to bug the HR lady and advocating for you it will help! It seems that this is one of the last places where they really do take pilot recs seriously (for now).

    The thing with that A321 rumot is that the NEOs are hot , cant just get 25 at the drop of a hat, I think there's several years back log before a company can get them now. Just watch their guys flip with the SLI...:rolleyes:
     
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