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odinstink
04-23-2018, 03:01 AM
I am approaching 1500 total hours to get the restriction off my ATP and starting to look at cargo companies to transition from military contracting to cargo. I know I can get on with Atlas since numerous guys got picked up in my company from a different location but I am looking at K4 or Omni with UPS or FedEx being the end goal. Looking at minimum pay, Atlas would never catch up to my current pay; K4 and Omni would take over 10 years but retirement is better. I am in my low 30s, have almost all ME turboprop time and less than 200 hours 121 turbofan between military time and contracting. Has anyone else had a similar experience that can shed light on if I am wasting my time doing ME turboprop and need to bite the bullet and go to Atlas or is K4/Omni known to hire guys with low turbofan time?


gollum
04-23-2018, 03:19 AM
I am approaching 1500 total hours to get the restriction off my ATP and starting to look at cargo companies to transition from military contracting to cargo. I know I can get on with Atlas since numerous guys got picked up in my company from a different location but I am looking at K4 or Omni with UPS or FedEx being the end goal. Looking at minimum pay, Atlas would never catch up to my current pay; K4 and Omni would take over 10 years but retirement is better. I am in my low 30s, have almost all ME turboprop time and less than 200 hours 121 turbofan between military time and contracting. Has anyone else had a similar experience that can shed light on if I am wasting my time doing ME turboprop and need to bite the bullet and go to Atlas or is K4/Omni known to hire guys with low turbofan time?

If are you are woking for who I think you work for, then its not as long as you think to catch back up at K4. I made the jump last year and will gross over 130K this year on first year FO pay. By year 3, you could be close to 160-180K without working too hard. Dont let the raw numbers fool you. PM if you want to talk more.


have almost all ME turboprop time and less than 200 hours 121 turbofan between military time and contracting.

I am a little confused by this statement. Did you get your 121 time at a regional? Military and contracting would not count as 121 time.

HercDriver130
04-23-2018, 04:05 AM
I am approaching 1500 total hours to get the restriction off my ATP and starting to look at cargo companies to transition from military contracting to cargo. I know I can get on with Atlas since numerous guys got picked up in my company from a different location but I am looking at K4 or Omni with UPS or FedEx being the end goal. Looking at minimum pay, Atlas would never catch up to my current pay; K4 and Omni would take over 10 years but retirement is better. I am in my low 30s, have almost all ME turboprop time and less than 200 hours 121 turbofan between military time and contracting. Has anyone else had a similar experience that can shed light on if I am wasting my time doing ME turboprop and need to bite the bullet and go to Atlas or is K4/Omni known to hire guys with low turbofan time?

About 2500 hours is probably the absolute minimum K4 will consider.


odinstink
04-23-2018, 04:11 AM
Thanks for the information on K4.

I was military then went to regionals for a short time while I was waiting on a contracting slot to open.



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