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Sloneckozzz
03-24-2019, 01:44 PM
Hey all,

Currently finishing up my ratings in a accelerated part 141 program that takes me through a optional CFI course and have been curious about the conditions flying the 90 in California for dynamic, I believe itís California medfly who are the operation out there.

I havenít been able to find much relevant info other then you fly a lot and youíll be hitting atp mins quick.

Can anybody shed some light about pay, conditions and schedules for a first officer and upgrade time as well.

Thanks!


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smc2020
03-28-2019, 11:35 PM
Hey all,

Currently finishing up my ratings in a accelerated part 141 program that takes me through a optional CFI course and have been curious about the conditions flying the 90 in California for dynamic, I believe itís California medfly who are the operation out there.

I havenít been able to find much relevant info other then you fly a lot and youíll be hitting atp mins quick.

Can anybody shed some light about pay, conditions and schedules for a first officer and upgrade time as well.

Thanks!


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I believe pay is fairly low (around $10-15/hour); flight time equates to maybe 500 hours per year (?). It's a 5 day a week operation (which could include weekends) starting around 7am flying precise lines to drop sterile medflies over SoCal. I believe upgrade is 135 mins (even though they are Part 91) 1200TT.

Good opportunity if you want to build time....cost of living is high, need to take that into consideration.

b3181981
09-02-2019, 10:22 PM
What's the pay once you've upgraded to Pic?


DrSmacFum
09-05-2019, 02:54 PM
any idea how to get Dynamics attention? I applied but haven't heard anything

hansinla
09-15-2019, 02:21 PM
ditto, not a peep.

EKO99999
11-04-2019, 06:57 AM
Have you heard anything back from
Dynamic ?

taylordlarson
01-29-2020, 11:40 PM
I just quit from there I wouldnít recommend it they have a very high attrition rate because they donít care for their pilots. They keep giving raises to everyone else but the pilots. FOs are paid 11 in the air and 13 on the ground and captains are paid 14 in the air and 12 or so on the ground. Not to mention their insurance package is terrible super high deductible and the insurance finds any way to not pay it. Just avoid there are better places ro work. Also upgrade time is at least 2 years


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JohnBoote
02-01-2020, 07:35 AM
The Medfly program out of Los Alamitos pays more than has been posted above.

Upgrades usually happen when one reaches the 1000 - 1200 hour total time in the airplane. Crews there have been getting up to 120 hours a month of flight time.

Low time FOs (i.e. those that are starting at 250 - 300 hour level) are upgrading to captain in six to eight months there.

Word on the street is that Dynamic has plenty of applicants for FO spots at Los Alamitos which may explain why no one is hearing back from them on those positions.

Finally, different folks will have different opinions on how the pilots are valued and treated at Dynamic...

kaputt
02-01-2020, 07:59 PM
If you were fortunate enough to be hired into the Med Fly program as a low time FO, is it eventually possible to move up within the company to other types of flying?

In other words, will they hire from within to fill Dash 8/King Air ISR roles?

GoneMissed
02-01-2020, 08:12 PM
Yes, they will promote and hire from within if there are openings on the ISR side. I think it is just waiting for the security clearance that will take time. Plus they do some interesting aerial data acquisition work all over the world.

Itís a good company. Yeah, pay may be on the low side at medfly but once you upgrade so does pay.

Great group of people work there (at least when I was there) and I doubt that has changed. The base manager left and from what I have heard the previous base manager came back. Both of them are AWESOME individuals. I think itís a good company with good folks and base managers (previous and current) who care about their employees.

taylordlarson
02-01-2020, 08:34 PM
Yes I would agree with both of those comments that california would be the place to upgrade the fastest to captain however you would have to then switch over to a different segment to be upgraded to the 200 and after about three more years of being captain you may be selected to upgrade to the Dash 8 but youíd also need to be able to do a security clearance so when i was working there a few months ago The California base was swamped with applications florida had a few opening for similar work but not as much flying and the segment i was in ada is always hiring because they donít treat their pilots too well in my opinion but yes i have flown in the California bases and florida and the people there are awesome im talking about upper-management not treating the pilots well for the most part.


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kaputt
02-01-2020, 08:41 PM
Nice, good to know. Iím currently Active Duty, so hopefully the clearance side wouldnít be an issue for me.

taylordlarson
02-01-2020, 08:53 PM
Nice, good to know. Iím currently Active Duty, so hopefully the clearance side wouldnít be an issue for me.



Oh military wise they fast track you to the dash 8s or 200s


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