Skywest Questions

GypsyPilot

Well-Known Member
I did it as a FO and CA for years and loved it! Really fun flying, great training, and good pilots to fly with. I only did it when it was specific to DEN, and left the program after “DMA” was incorporated as the schedules started going downhill.

Still, it’s excellent experience and is even good for the resume. The major airlines know about it, and look favorably on the DMA background.

I strongly disagree with the junior manning situation... Nobody should be flying up there unless they specifically want to. Not sure how it is now... But I recall that if you were junior manned, went through training, and still didn’t want to do it - you could tell them and they would release you from it.

I always felt perfectly safe doing it, just be very conservative and assume you’ll be doing a missed approach or balked landing every time. It was usually the nicest days that were the most screwed up weather/wind wise.
 

Fly4Lyfe

Well-Known Member
Junior manned into DMA? What? Thought we had enough people who wanted it....
Not in LA it seems. Two FOs (including me) junior manned this month with more to come as they get the requisite time in type.

There is no position freeze if you are involuntarily assigned, correct? My last interaction with this language was while it was still in draft form.
Correct.

I was in the program my last year at the company. The training was really good and the flying in general was a lot of fun for the most part. You’re guaranteed to have have some hairy moments at some point, but that just comes with the territory. On reserve they will try to keep you for DMA trips, but they can still use you for anything. They should send you training information beforehand, but get familiar with the briefing guide and all of the approaches and balked procedures. Captain or FO?
FO with 7 months on property :oops:
 
Reprehensible.
Everyone wins, or nobody does.

Oh right. SAPA.
You're like the college freshman, that graduated from high school the previous spring. But is home from college on Christmas break and rolls up to his old high school. To hang out with his old friends that were in lower grades.

You're in college now bro. You already graduated. Stop revisiting high school. You're not cool when you come back to campus.

:p
 

JDean3204

Well-Known Member
You're like the college freshman, that graduated from high school the previous spring. But is home from college on Christmas break and rolls up to his old high school. To hang out with his old friends that were in lower grades.

You're in college now bro. You already graduated. Stop revisiting high school. You're not cool when you come back to campus.

:p
Unless you bring the booze, then you’re a legend
 

Autothrust Blue

"I'll take your case."
You're like the college freshman, that graduated from high school the previous spring. But is home from college on Christmas break and rolls up to his old high school. To hang out with his old friends that were in lower grades.

You're in college now bro. You already graduated. Stop revisiting high school. You're not cool when you come back to campus.

:p
The continued non-representation of SkyWest pilots is a blight upon the remainder of the business.

(That is to be read in the same tone as Maury Chaykin's Nero Wolfe telling Inspector Cramer that "the acceptance of [his] salary is a fraud upon the people of New York.")

Carry on.

Unless you bring the booze, then you’re a legend
ALWAYS buy the first round!
 
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