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 Post subject: Skylink Express
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:18 am 
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Hi, looking for updated info on pay, schedule, moral.
Noticed they are hiring, anyone getting any calls?



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 Post subject: Re: Skylink Express
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:44 am 
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Got an email from the ops manager. I heard that they are looking for F/o's for the Vancouver and Hamilton base (B1900) Hamilton is a lot of flying. don't know the salary but overall i'ts a great company to work for, from what i've heard.

There is a bound so you may take that into consideration.



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 Post subject: Re: Skylink Express
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:48 am 
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CanadianPilotQc wrote:
Got an email from the ops manager. I heard that they are looking for F/o's for the Vancouver and Hamilton base (B1900) Hamilton is a lot of flying. don't know the salary but overall i'ts a great company to work for, from what i've heard.

There is a bound so you may take that into consideration.



They advertised like two weeks ago for first officer positions and they haven't filled them yet! I'm sure they can find 800 hours guys and gals to fly. Odd!



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 Post subject: Re: Skylink Express
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:58 pm 
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Word is salary just took a big step up in the right direction.


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 Post subject: Re: Skylink Express
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mmhmm i've heard great things about this company and the bases out West has solid pilots and mgmt. all their startin salaries went up. I got an email from their HR dept asking for detailed info about my stuff. Did a phone interview. guy on the phone was very nice. got stumped on a few though (IFR) but they seem like they vet their applicants well and thoroughly, which to be honest nowadays, not a lot do... Ended up not taking a position as I got an offer in the 705 world at the same time. good luck to them though!


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 Post subject: Re: Skylink Express
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:00 pm 
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Wait...

Are we talking about the same Skylink... the ones flying Caravans and B1900C?

LOOOOL! "Great company???" LOOOOL!



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 Post subject: Re: Skylink Express
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:17 am 
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bestrate wrote:
Hi, looking for updated info on pay, schedule, moral.
Noticed they are hiring, anyone getting any calls?


Good luck having a positive comment when asking anything in the avcanada forum.. you’ll only get bashing and negativity from butthurt loosing pilots. And that’s for a fact. Their career must be miserable to spray that kind of energy.

Best thing to do, check LinkedIn and try to send a message to people who actually work there.



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 Post subject: Re: Skylink Express
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:33 pm 
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Since it's cargo do they fly a lot of overnight legs?


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 Post subject: Re: Skylink Express
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:55 pm 
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Although I do not work for Skylink, it is my understanding that they generally do not work at night, all day trips (early departure, back around 5pm).

Someone who works there can confirm or deny this.



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 Post subject: Re: Skylink Express
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:47 pm 
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Depends on the base. YVR sched was particularly good with runs coming back at 1pm-ish or 4pm-ish. YHM and YMX get back later (7-9pm as I recall). There are some night runs out of YHM as well. The pay increased recently, which is a step in the right direction.

I spent almost 4 years there. YVR was the best base by far. MTC good, schedule pretty relaxed when base at full strength, no pressure at all to fly in wx. You could do a lot worse in the 703 world...



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 Post subject: Re: Skylink Express
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Myself and 3 friends (all with other flying experience outside of instructing) have gone through the phone interviews but not one of us has heard back.

has anyone received any offers yet?



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 Post subject: Re: Skylink Express
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:05 am 
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One of my co workers just got hired in Hamilton, got the call just over a week ago I believe.


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 Post subject: Re: Skylink Express
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:21 pm 
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Would anyone who works there like to share how much they pay their captains these days? Specifically interested in the YVR base-thanks!


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