Anyways, I've been keeping my eyes on all the regional programs popping up. If I can find one that will base me out of Seattle then I'll consider applying. Otherwise, no thanks. I'd really like to stay in the rotary world, but I also really want to move back to WA. Tough decisions!!
Yeah, your only real options for that are Skywest and Horizon. There's...a lot of discontent in the Horizon ranks, to put it lightly and their current situation is not looking good. Cancelling dozens of flights a day and hundreds a month due to lack of pilots, yet their most recent pay package still doesn't put them in the top 50% of the new pay packages other regionals are offering. Plus rumor of them not honoring certain agreed-upon aspects of it. Skywest also recently came out with a pay package that some of their pilots are calling "embarrassing" and is locked in for the next 5 years, precisely during the time when all the other regionals will be fighting over new pilots and thus raising pay to entice them. The ironic thing is Skywest used to have the happiest pilots from what I can gather. Things are changing.