Originally Posted by Thedude
The only thing you really need to know about the 135 freight world is...get [...] out as soon as you can....there are many thieves in the biz at that level and they are always trying to get you to fly clapped out airplanes or do illegal things or saying we will have enough to pay you if you just fly this next trip.
I don't think you know what your talking about. Freight companies get a lot of flak from pilots who haven't experienced it. Is it true that freight companies make you fly through thunderstorms, or with more weight than the airplane can handle? Yes, but there are very few places like that. If you fly for a part 135 cargo company, just remember; YOU are the PIC and have full responsibility of the operations of the aircraft you are piloting. No one is going to strap you down in an unworthy airplane 1000lbs over weight, start the engine, apply full power lock it there, and say "good luck!"
If you follow the regs and use common sense it is not a dangerous job.
YOU are the PIC!!!