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Old 03-20-2006, 02:48 AM   #1  
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Default Northern Air Cargo

Is there any NAC drivers out there? I was just wondering how the pay and quality of life was there at NAC. Also, what are the schedules like?
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Old 03-20-2006, 03:26 AM   #2  
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When I was in AK a few years ago, all of their pilots were starting out as Flight Engineers in either DC-6s or 727s. I'm not sure if that's still the case.
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:22 AM   #3  
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Bump this thread for any NAC guys out there. Looks like they are hiring 73 fo's and wondering any info on the company...qol, pay, cass participation, etc.
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:25 AM   #4  
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I read this the other might on NAC'S site, I cannot seem to locate my Alaska driver's license....
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At least the rumor in the bush is that NAC is a great company to work for. They no longer have DC-6s but four 737-200s. Not too long ago they had one running charters out of Loredo, TX - but I'm not sure if that is still happening.

NAC is CASS, QOL seems pretty good (city based, two runs a day usually), and they will not even bother looking at your resume if you are not: currently an Alaska resident, flying in Alaska, or have significant former Alaska flying experience.

Good luck to all, but NAC is a goal of a significant portion of the Alaska pilot population. Unless you currently fly for Ryan, Era (conglomerate), Grant, ACE, Bering, PenAir, and maybe Yut, I wouldn't expect too much, but here's to hoping!
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Their 737-200s are all two-pilot crew, no more FEs
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ya i hated working the panel on the 737?
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:44 PM   #8  
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ya i hated working the panel on the 737?
OK ... I suspect you said that in jest but I vaguely remember that when AA first received their 737's that APA was concerned about the loss of jobs and made AA fly them with an FE on the jumpseat? Anyone else remember that or did I imagine it?

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I'd say you imagined it, at least the AA/APA part. American was a late comer to 737s. I think it was ALPA and maybe Delta that tried the 737 FE idea. The regs used to say any plane with a Max Gross TO weight over 90,000 would have an FE. Douglas built some baby Nines with the center installed but not connected to keep the MGTW under 90K. Boeing went ahead and rolled the 737-100 out over 90K and went to work lobbying. When the rule got changed to the A/C type certificate will state if a F/E is required, Douglas sent out some fuel lines to their custommers and the MGTW magically went over 90K.

Boeing built some 767s for QANTAS with a F/E panel.
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Default 737 3-Man Crew History

To my knowledge, only two airlines used 3-man crews on the 737, during its introductory years: United, and Western. I've been told the third guy really didn't even have any real duties (ie, there was no "Engineer's Panel"); merely an ALPA-appointed position to preserve pilot numbers.

Delta was a late-comer to the 737 too; they might not have flown them until they bought Western. (Can't remember).

I don't think the third-man lasted much more than a year or so.
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