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SWA Destination 225° Program

HAL Pilot

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New SWA training program to grow future pilots. Good for helo and plotter guys.

 

RedFive

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Thanks HAL, this is awesome. I dropped my application with them. Will let you guys know if anything comes of it!
 

HAL Pilot

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We're starting a sort-of flow through at Hawaiian. We have a turboprop service called Ohana manned by Empire pilots. If you're interviewed by Empire for Ohana you can say you want to work for Hawaiian (or any time after you're hired by Ohana). You will get a Hawaiian interview and if you pass (for lack of a better word), after 2 years at Ohana you will move on to Hawaiian. But you don't get any Hawaiian seniority or longevity until after you actually start at Hawaiian. Hawaiian will pay your way to Hawaii and provide a hotel for the interview.

But you'll take a pay cut for the first year.... We still give the same $35/hour to first year pilots that we've paid for the last 19 years. It won't raise until pilots quit accepting the job. Lowest 2nd year pay is over $100/hour though.
 

Mirage

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After browsing the site, I feel like I'm missing something. Their military program seems to provide no financial assistance to transition (RTP style), and sounds like you still have to go to one of their planned partner regionals for 3 years before being eligible to go to SWA, at which point they'll interview you and decide if you are a good fit? Where is the advantage to this program over just doing an RTP, flying for a regional until you meet minimums, and applying to SWA and others in the traditional way?
 

scoolbubba

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Mirage, I thought the same thing once I read through their website, i.e. what exactly are the benefits to this program?
The only benefit I can discern is there will probably be a SWA person watching your progress all the way through this program. I am 99% sure when it comes interview time, that person will have input on whether you get a job or not.

It's not designed as an RTP, or even for anyone with any 91/135 flying. It's designed to be zero-hero, but on the cheap, unlike most ab-initio programs of places like B6.

My opinions are worth what you paid for them. Unless this was my only option at a major, I would look elsewhere if I were a low time guy. No one on this board is a low time guy.
 
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