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Old 05-02-2019, 05:06 AM   #1  
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I have been reading some information about MAC and some of their changes to the company in the last year and I was wondering what they may be. I was reading that they quit doing in base living if I'm correct. (I may have put that wrong) what does that mean exactly?

Also while I'm here, I plan to possibly come to this company after flying regionals in a couple of years. Based on my flight hours and experience, how are part 121 pilots coming to the company treated? Is there any incentive for military helicopter pilots on top of that? Is it straight to the Caravans? Possibly ATR? I see they offer an additional 20K for moving to places like Duluth, buffalo and north Dakota with a one year commitment. Is this an additional 20k for the longevity of working at that base? Is it possibly to make more than say 65k or 45k for the year working on PTO weeks ? What does a FO schedule normally look like? Night shift? Off on weekends? Home everyday?

These are just some of the questions I have. The purple runway program looks attractive (I know it's not a guarantee to Fedex). But all the same cargo so far appeals to me. Thanks in advance.
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I plan to possibly come to this company after flying regionals in a couple of years. .
Dear God, WHY?


If you're at the regionals for a couple of years, you're probably a captain and half way into a flow through with a major.

Do you hate yourself?
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I agree with the post above! Dear God why?!?! Are you high or just drunk?
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Well I guess I should have expected that. Is it really that terrible? Is the jump from passengers to cargo that bad?do cargo people hate their lives? From what I've gathered most people that fly cargo seem happy and what i have gathered about MAC is that the people that work their are happy. Call it early researching if you want but you dont know until you ask.
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Well I guess I should have expected that. Is it really that terrible? Is the jump from passengers to cargo that bad?do cargo people hate their lives? From what I've gathered most people that fly cargo seem happy and what i have gathered about MAC is that the people that work their are happy. Call it early researching if you want but you dont know until you ask.
I donít think they are saying itís terrible, but more so judging you for basically making a lateral move without good reason. You will be going from pax regional to cargo regional. Why would you do this at a point when you could apply and most likely get hired to fly bigger planes at an ACMI for more money? (Not including Atlas they pay regional pay with crap schedules to fly big metal)
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I donít think they are saying itís terrible, but more so judging you for basically making a lateral move without good reason. You will be going from pax regional to cargo regional. Why would you do this at a point when you could apply and most likely get hired to fly bigger planes at an ACMI for more money? (Not including Atlas they pay regional pay with crap schedules to fly big metal)
I guess I was more so seeking it as a stepping stone to something like FedEx or UPS. Cargo industry from what I have researched seems to do pretty stable as far as how the economy is affected. I'm just starting out in all of this. I have plenty of time before I need to make a decision about my next move. If my thought process in all of this is jacked up well then I guess I'm about to learn something. Here to be educated. And yes what I have gathered about atlas is they basically suck. Employees seem unhappy.
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http://www.gojetairlines.com/careers...-to-GoJet.aspx

They have a flow to gojet. Thatís all you need to know about this operation. Some have actually flowed to gojet as the qol decreased at mac. Who seriosly needs a flow to a regional?

And people are not happy there. Massive turnover lately.

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Dude!! MAC has closed most of its bases in the last week... If you donít like money or QAL apply now to them before they are gone forever.. Hurry up Call them today!! tomorrow might be too late...
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I donít know what has really changed other than a new CEO just in the last few days. You could probably look at the financial records on the website and see one reason why he may have been set free. I am first year FO, transferred from a regional, and I love this job. I am a based pilot and I love it. The company can be disorganized and you have to stay on top of everything. I have no issues with pay, scheduling, etc. just basic communication is difficult but is bearable. I am going to double my salary this year or come very close for a first year FO on the ATR. I canít complain when I am sitting at home with my wife and kid every day. Are things worse than what they were in the past? From what I hear, yes. People have to work a lot to cover all the flying. That stinks. Itís hard to attract people here because there isnít a lot of flying. If you like good QOL as a based pilot, and by Based I mean make sure there is enough lines for you to hold that base and not float, then you would love it here. If you have kids and wife and you float, life wonít be easy.
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