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Seaport Airlines hiring 500hr mins

AZflyboy

Well-Known Member
Still too bad for everyone effected :(
Hey I was reading through this a little and sad to hear :/ I'm from PDX actually and looked into these guys as a time building opportunity but that never happened. Oh well it happens, but I did want to mention to you or anybody else here looking for places taking low time people...

Seriously look into Aerial survey if you haven't, the pay is actually really good and the flying is awesome, the downside is that you will be on the road for 6-7 months with maybe 2 weeks in there somewhere to go home but it goes by fast and you get your time and you're out. Just thought I would mention this for anybody looking for a low time hiring place, I'd love to help out as I have been in position desperately searching for work to the point where it feels like you should give up or take a job that pays you garbage. Anyways anybody reading this, if you would like more info on it please message me I'd be glad to help.
 

jon wilson

Pilot4Life
I'm in the same boat you are in. Im about to give up but I can't because I have worked so hard to get my pilots license. I can't throw it down the drain. I just got a call from seaport for an interview.
 

av8tr1

"Never tell me the odds!"
Do not move to PDX or MEM for this company. You will likely find yourself out of a job soon and have to move again. If you get based at MEM which you will most like be. Get a crash pad for a while until you see where the company is going. Do not under any circumstances go to PDX. They will be down to one single flight in 2 weeks (PDX to PDT). While they have plans for expanding the west coast it is very unlikely. They do not have the resources and the three routes they planned to add have now been taken by competitors.

If you are a FO you will likely not fly much and probably not for a long time. You should make minimum guarantee pay, which is 70 hours. But you will not see those flight hours just get paid for them. If you are trying to build hours for the airlines this isn't the place to do it.

People are leaving the company in droves. They just laid off their head of security because they could no longer afford him. Company is in the middle of a bankruptcy and is unlikely to recover. There have been a number of issues with payroll as of late and recently had a considerable amount of their money seized by the Feds for back taxes or fines. Quoting from a email sent by their new CEO, "we expected to receive EAS subsidy payments of approximately $690,000 for flights that SeaPort operated during January 2016. Those payments were not received, having been "intercepted" by the IRS because the Company did not pay Federal Excise Tax on tickets flown during the second, third, and fourth quarters of 2015."

I'll be honest I enjoyed "most" of my time there but things have definitely taken a turn for the worst (see my previous positive posts about the company). The company had a lot of potential but its all gone now. If anyone thought the management was bad before now its considerably worse. If I can go from being as positive as I was about the company to recommending anyone go anywhere else that should say a lot.
 

Trick83

Active Member
There are no secrets about SeaPorts recent downfalls. The management that caused much of it are all gone (and apparently one is now the CEO of Mokulele, and has magically ended up with two of the old SeaPort SoCal routes already.....headscratcher). PDX pilots are, from what I hear, on short-time lines, MEM pilots are getting good time. The new management seems to finally be understanding what was ignored before. There are still some kinks in the system, but contrary to all that chatter on here, there is no reason this company won't bounce back. Fast growth piggybacking on sudden success has been the fall of many airlines, and this is no different. That mixed with not treating pilots well is a combination that dug a hole right down the bankruptcy pipeline, but that hole was not so deep that it isn't reversible, and the way things are looking currently it seems that an upward trend is just around the corner.
 

Trick83

Active Member
Sure.....:rolleyes:

I know all the "new" management and with the exception of Noel they couldn't manage their way out of a wet paper bag.
Not a problem, you had your issues with management, the entire company knows about that. The data isn't lying though. The trimming of wasteful spending has allowed the company to begin an upward trend (must be the other side of the wet paper bag??). The new CEO has shown nothing but dedication to the company's employees, with open forums and transparency.

Plenty of people have left with nothing but positive things to say about the company, it may look bad with the negative folks continuing to be negative on public forums, but those that are happy have come to SeaPort, acquired the time they need, and moved on to bigger and better things. Those who are unhappy here generally put themselves in that position. That being said, as I mentioned in my last part, there are a lot of challenges and frustrating things still happening. Nothing changes overnight, positive change will always take time, but the trend is there. It is there in the data, it is there in the employees.
 

tcco94

Professional GTA V Pilot
Not a problem, you had your issues with management, the entire company knows about that. The data isn't lying though. The trimming of wasteful spending has allowed the company to begin an upward trend (must be the other side of the wet paper bag??). The new CEO has shown nothing but dedication to the company's employees, with open forums and transparency.

Plenty of people have left with nothing but positive things to say about the company, it may look bad with the negative folks continuing to be negative on public forums, but those that are happy have come to SeaPort, acquired the time they need, and moved on to bigger and better things. Those who are unhappy here generally put themselves in that position. That being said, as I mentioned in my last part, there are a lot of challenges and frustrating things still happening. Nothing changes overnight, positive change will always take time, but the trend is there. It is there in the data, it is there in the employees.
I don't think what I've read about Seaport to be negative...just realistic. I'd much rather have a realistic viewpoint for something that could cost my future a lot of money and time. Rather than one insiders perspective telling me he's in a tunnel that can see the end light over 2 miles away.

While I'm not saying they can't find the way out of the tunnel (because I don't know much about what they need to do to get out), it's probably best to not blame forums. This is the best and most accurate information to receive as a pilot, rather than guys going around probably talking up Seaport to be the next best thing since sliced bread....and never once mention the fact that they filed for bankruptcy.
 

Trick83

Active Member
Absolutely. Your points are spot on. SeaPort is not the best thing out there, in fact, there are many places that are better and better. My comments are in regards to the half truths that are posted on here. "Don't move to MEM or PDX". Well MEM FO's are getting 80-90 hours a month right now. Commenting that they are unlikely to recover....based off of what?

Let's be honest, it's a 135 EAS route carrier. QoL is not easy to obtain, and SeaPort hasn't found it yet. The reputation that SeaPort has, was/is well earned by themselves. I just see the upward trend, and laying out a long list of negatives isn't an entirely "realistic" picture. I personally have had a great experience with this company, and have been there longer than most, but that being said, I also believe that you make your situation what you want it to be. Those who sit back and allow themselves to fall in to a rut, are exactly where they should be. Those who take ownership of their career despite an unfortunate and avoidable situation (talking current employees) seem to have found new opportunities (and some good flying time).
 

av8tr1

"Never tell me the odds!"
Oh good grief. Trick83 is most likely Noel McDemont the former chief pilot and now director of operations of Seapot.
 
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