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Old 01-07-2020, 05:23 AM   #1  
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Default Regional level Cargo jobs?

The regional side of the job options is pretty straight forward. Biggest deciding factor being where you want to live as pay and benefits are fairly close. The cargo side is a way different animal from my studies. I see companies like ACO and the likes that fly turbo props on short out and back flights where you aren't building a lot of hours. On the other end you have 767 jobs requiring 2500+ TT for longer trips. Are there any cargo companies with Regional level requirements and multi day trips? Cargo ops as of right now appeal to me more than regional jobs however, I am about to enter this fray at 35 years old so I can't sacrifice the hours of experience just to do cargo.

I have several friends at PSA/Mesa/PDT that enjoy their jobs, make great money for starting regional jobs, and are building jet pic at 80-90 hours a month. Just curious if there are any cargo operations that are in the same ballpark?
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The regional side of the job options is pretty straight forward. Biggest deciding factor being where you want to live as pay and benefits are fairly close. The cargo side is a way different animal from my studies. I see companies like ACO and the likes that fly turbo props on short out and back flights where you aren't building a lot of hours. On the other end you have 767 jobs requiring 2500+ TT for longer trips. Are there any cargo companies with Regional level requirements and multi day trips? Cargo ops as of right now appeal to me more than regional jobs however, I am about to enter this fray at 35 years old so I can't sacrifice the hours of experience just to do cargo.

I have several friends at PSA/Mesa/PDT that enjoy their jobs, make great money for starting regional jobs, and are building jet pic at 80-90 hours a month. Just curious if there are any cargo operations that are in the same ballpark?
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The regional side of the job options is pretty straight forward. Biggest deciding factor being where you want to live as pay and benefits are fairly close. The cargo side is a way different animal from my studies. I see companies like ACO and the likes that fly turbo props on short out and back flights where you aren't building a lot of hours. On the other end you have 767 jobs requiring 2500+ TT for longer trips. Are there any cargo companies with Regional level requirements and multi day trips? Cargo ops as of right now appeal to me more than regional jobs however, I am about to enter this fray at 35 years old so I can't sacrifice the hours of experience just to do cargo.

I have several friends at PSA/Mesa/PDT that enjoy their jobs, make great money for starting regional jobs, and are building jet pic at 80-90 hours a month. Just curious if there are any cargo operations that are in the same ballpark?
Sure there are. Ameriflight. Mountain Air Cargo. Key Lime Air. Even Southern is hiring at ATP mins for the 737.
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Key Lime Air? Are they still suing their own pilots over gear collapses for a ton money?
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Sure there are. Ameriflight. Mountain Air Cargo. Key Lime Air. Even Southern is hiring at ATP mins for the 737.
All of those are your typical TP out and back carriers that only get 3-500 hours a year. I know those exist, I was hoping there was an operation that operates smaller jets with regional hiring mins. I know QOL and all that holds value but unless something keeps me from joining the regionals when I hit my mins in a few months I can't see a reason to go any other route.

I see Southern does have pretty low minimums but I imagine in this environment hire at their Preferred or higher levels which is +500 hours of Turbine. After digging deeper into Key Lime I see they are starting to get some Dornier but their pay/benefits/and training contract just isn't comparable to the regionals.

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Join the Facebook group "Freight Dogs Anonymous" a lot of them hang out there
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