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Southwest Corner

October 6th was another good day in the lives of HPA and our 737 grads.  When Southwest opened the hiring window again, we were able to get an email out to our grads about this application opportunity.  One pilot was in Afghanistan when he got the word, was able to apply and got the invitation […]

Posted in 2011 Vol III, Aviator | Tagged | Comments closed

Southwest Corner

Talk at Southwest these days centers on the merger of AirTran and Southwest seniority lists. We will remain neutral on this issue but we are so thankful for our graduates at both airlines whom we believe are strategically placed to make a positive impact. Our mission to train leaders in aviation is more than a […]

Posted in 2011 Vol II, Aviator | Tagged | Comments closed

Southwest Corner

Christmas arrived early for all pilots with Southwest Airlines employment goals. The new-hire pilot pool will soon be drained, classes begin in January 2011, the AirTran acquisition continues, new cities have been opened, code share partnership announced and the 800s will be added to the fleet.  Can you hear the bells on Santa’s sleigh yet? […]

Posted in 2010 Vol II, Aviator | Tagged | Comments closed

Southwest Corner

We would like to thank Southwest Airlines for their gift of B737 training panels for our classrooms. SWA has switched to the B737-700 as the initial base aircraft and generously offered to HPA three huge B737 training panels for the -300, -200 and even –700 models. These panels are so large that a trailer was […]

Posted in 2010 Vol I, Aviator | Tagged | Comments closed

Southwest Corner

Airline losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars, furloughs, pay cuts, bankruptcies, unemployment at 10%, Dow drops close to 6000! This is the constant barrage of headlines thrown at us at every turn. How are we to ever find a sliver of hope with all the negativity in the world? Sometimes the solution to […]

Posted in 2009 Vol IV, Aviator | Tagged | Comments closed

HPA helps grads land jobs with SWA

In this section, we intend to update our graduates on the latest news at SWA where more than 2,000 of our grads have been offered employment. Currently, SWA is not interviewing as they have hired a number of pilots into a pool from which they will draw their next classes. Congratulations go to so many […]

Posted in 2008 Vol IV, Aviator | Tagged | Comments closed

Southwest Corner

Hey SWA Poolies! HPA realizes this has been a long swim, but we expect that your attitude has remained positive. For example, one HPA poolie said he did not regret his choices or timing one bit. You will have low times when you think of the possibility of interviewing again, but SWA has said the […]

Posted in 2009 Vol III, Aviator | Tagged | Comments closed

Southwest Corner

HPA welcomes Tina Clanton who officially joined Southwest Airlines Flight Ops Team in July ’08 and has begun visiting our B-737 classes. She is new to the team, but not to SWA. While in college, her roommate started working for Southwest as a Ticket Agent and of course loved her job plus Tina had flown […]

Posted in 2009 Vol II, Aviator | Tagged | Comments closed

Southwest Corner

As you may know, Southwest is not interviewing at this time, but this does not mean there is no progress at Love Field. By the end of the year, SWA will have entered seven of the top 20 metro areas and this has all happened in the last five years. As the Dallas Morning News […]

Posted in 2009 Vol I, Aviator | Tagged | Comments closed