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Old 06-09-2015, 04:23 PM   #1
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I have a friend that just got hired last week. Does anybody know much about them? They want a 1000 hours jet but he said they just started hiring turbo prop guys. They fly the MD-11.

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Applied there back in March. Was told I was approved for a phone interview for an April class but never got a call. Emailed and called multiple times, nothing. Word got out about them, and everyone with an MD-11 type/ACMI experience applied and jumped the line. Apparently the DO is an ex-Southern guy and brought a bunch of friends over as well. Anyway, heres what I learned. Its the same owners/founders as Nordic Global Airlines (the Neffs). Airplanes are owned by the Neffs and leased to WGA. You do not work for WGA. You work for AeroPartners (also owned by the Neffs) under contract to Western Global. IE- You work for AeroPartners, under contract to Western Global, who is under contract to their customers. So far, WGA is the first and only client for AeroPartners. Not sure if things have changed...

Starting pay is $226/day, with a 16 day minimum per month. Second year is $252. If you had 500 hours in an MD11 or 1000 hours in "heavy" 121 aircraft, you entered at year 4 pay ($294/day) I heard they were trying to grow and have as many as 15 MD11s on property by the end of the year, seems impossible... Was also told upgrade could be as fast as 500hours on type. Not sure if thats still true. If thats the case, Second year captain pay is $394/day...oh, and home basing.

Those pay rates are straight out of the "WGA Flying Contract" for AeroPartners that they sent me back in March. The rest (upgrade and growth) is all hear-say so don't quote me on it.
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...with a 16 day minimum per month.

...Second year captain pay is $394/day...oh, and home basing.

Ooooh, look at the shiny big jet!
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$75K a year?! Wow.
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$6,300 per month second year pay after being an F/O? The race to the bottom continues. Why do wannabes have such a desire to lower the bar? Oh I'm sorry... $6,304 prt month.

I'm sure your colleagues must truly be proud.
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Applied there back in March. Was told I was approved for a phone interview for an April class but never got a call. Emailed and called multiple times, nothing. Word got out about them, and everyone with an MD-11 type/ACMI experience applied and jumped the line. Apparently the DO is an ex-Southern guy and brought a bunch of friends over as well. Anyway, heres what I learned. Its the same owners/founders as Nordic Global Airlines (the Neffs). Airplanes are owned by the Neffs and leased to WGA. You do not work for WGA. You work for AeroPartners (also owned by the Neffs) under contract to Western Global. IE- You work for AeroPartners, under contract to Western Global, who is under contract to their customers. So far, WGA is the first and only client for AeroPartners. Not sure if things have changed...

Starting pay is $226/day, with a 16 day minimum per month. Second year is $252. If you had 500 hours in an MD11 or 1000 hours in "heavy" 121 aircraft, you entered at year 4 pay ($294/day) I heard they were trying to grow and have as many as 15 MD11s on property by the end of the year, seems impossible... Was also told upgrade could be as fast as 500hours on type. Not sure if thats still true. If thats the case, Second year captain pay is $394/day...oh, and home basing.

Those pay rates are straight out of the "WGA Flying Contract" for AeroPartners that they sent me back in March. The rest (upgrade and growth) is all hear-say so don't quote me on it.
Holy smokes even a daycare pay is higher than that
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Like you were raising it when you worked for CAT.
You are wrong...he raised it when he flew for Miami air
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Like you were raising it when you worked for CAT.
Wasn't lowering it. Can't complain about CAT. The DO and CP stand up chaps. Home based, usually paid the extra $50 for a seat in FC.

How long and what seat did you hold whilst you were with CAT?
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I'm with the outfit that "stole" your DAY flying.
Not operation that put a lot of local ground people out of work when they closed the DAY sort?
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Not operation that put a lot of local ground people out of work when they closed the DAY sort?
Read some of his other posts, don't get caught up with the troll formerly known as membrain.
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