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Old 06-14-2011, 05:05 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Anyone know if 1000TT standard now for a jump job?
1000TT is usually the standard for turbine operators. 500TT is generally the requirement for a 182 or 206 but it depends on the drop zone. As rick mentioned above he got hired with 270TT so it never hurts to drop off your resume.

As for pay, I'm still trying to figure out what the average is right now. I fly a 182 and I'm paid $5 per tandem. It sucks when I only take 1 tandem up, but that doesn't happen too often. From what I've seen so far $10-$15 per load in a 182 seems to be the going rate.
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1000TT is usually the standard for turbine operators. 500TT is generally the requirement for a 182 or 206 but it depends on the drop zone. As rick mentioned above he got hired with 270TT so it never hurts to drop off your resume.

As for pay, I'm still trying to figure out what the average is right now. I fly a 182 and I'm paid $5 per tandem. It sucks when I only take 1 tandem up, but that doesn't happen too often. From what I've seen so far $10-$15 per load in a 182 seems to be the going rate.
My information is OLD, but it provides a (sad) comparison between 1989 and 2011. I was hired with 260+TT and was paid $10/load flying a -206. It amazes me that pay for flying jumpers has not really increased in over 20+ years!

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Old 06-14-2011, 07:53 PM   #33 (permalink)
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In 1989 I was making $5 a load for the first five and $15 a load there after. That was in a C-182 and a 206.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:59 AM   #34 (permalink)
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No such thing as a 'standard' for a jump pilot job.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:29 AM   #35 (permalink)
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about 10 years ago I would make about 35-50$ a day for 8 hours of flying. C-205/PC-6. lots of fun but no money and the planes didnt have insurance. Got hired the same day I got my Comm. about 250hrs TT.
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Many places pay $400 a week salary for a Cessna if they are a busy place, but your only days off will be rain days, and you need to manage the 182 usually.
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I get $50 for the first 3 loads, whether we fly or not, and then $10/load after that; C182.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:28 AM   #38 (permalink)
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$50 to walk in the door, then $15 a load. Van.
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a question for jump pilots...do you guys log the time as 'solo' in your logbook? if you have a solo column in your logbook that is. And if you have to leave one airport to go to another airport to conduct your jump operations, would you count that as cross country (less the 50nm, but still works for 135 and ATP requirements)? i know it a small amount of time, but over the summer it would add up to a decent amount to cross country time.
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a question for jump pilots...do you guys log the time as 'solo' in your logbook? if you have a solo column in your logbook that is. And if you have to leave one airport to go to another airport to conduct your jump operations, would you count that as cross country (less the 50nm, but still works for 135 and ATP requirements)? i know it a small amount of time, but over the summer it would add up to a decent amount to cross country time.
Yea, if I'm the only one in the airplane coming down, I usually log about .2-.3 solo if the total run is .7. I had to do some thinking the first time I put that down.
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