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Old 03-24-2021, 04:51 AM   #241  
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Old 03-24-2021, 12:04 PM   #242  
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From their web site.

Cargo Solutions at Jet Speed

Since the 1980s, we have been helping businesses fly mission-critical freight across North America. We are an FAA certified airline and have received the Platinum rating by ARGUS International for eight straight years. We are also proud to operate more than 36 percent of the available heavy-lift cargo aircraft in the industry. That means we have the capacity to safely transport your time-sensitive freight precisely when you need it most.

I'm not trying to hate but Wiki says they have 12 aircraft in their fleet ranging from Falcons to 727's. Three Widebodies from any of the other ACMI carriers would just about equal their total lift. That statement seems like they pulled that number out of their posterior.
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Cargo Solutions at Jet Speed

Since the 1980s, we have been helping businesses fly mission-critical freight across North America. We are an FAA certified airline and have received the Platinum rating by ARGUS International for eight straight years. We are also proud to operate more than 36 percent of the available heavy-lift cargo aircraft in the industry. That means we have the capacity to safely transport your time-sensitive freight precisely when you need it most.

I'm not trying to hate but Wiki says they have 12 aircraft in their fleet ranging from Falcons to 727's. Three Widebodies from any of the other ACMI carriers would just about equal their total lift. That statement seems like they pulled that number out of their posterior.
The active-on-demand industry isn't the same industry as ACMI.

Also *most* ACMI cargo isn't considered heavy-lift cargo although some ACMI carriers do dabble in it.
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USA Jet is still USA Jet. We actually acquired many more Delta MD-88s and a simulator. Transitioning pilots from the DC-9 as the jets come online. We are looking for pilots.
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Old 04-24-2021, 07:17 AM   #245  
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MOEUSA I am very interested in applying for a position. I am transitioning from the USMC as soon as I return from my deployment later this year and think USA Jets may be a good option.

Does anyone have any insight on how it is now, QOL, trips and flight hours? What are FO's trip pay? What is upgrade timelines like for platforms and FO to CA?

thanks guys!
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If youíre ex military, go to a major! Nothing against USA Jet but itís not for everyone. If youíve never loaded a plane in the coldest of nights or been up for hours on end after being called at 2am to fly a 60/70/80s era aircraft, man are you in for a SURPRISE! Better have mad skills and the ability to stay awake FOREVER! Wait, youíre a Marine, right? Itís hard duty and night cargo flying takes years off your life. If not a major then perhaps NetJets, FlexJet or similar or go find a cushy 91 corporate job flying little and making lots! Go look at those aircraft USA jet flies. They are in decent shape but if youíve never been in a 9er or Maddog, they are noisy and leak, A LOT! Bring a body sized Jimmyhat. Whatever you decide, thank you for your service. You deserve the best job out there, ALL our Vets do!
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If you're just out of the military, you're going to need 121 time. We pay more than anyone, but it is freight. Part 91 won't get you to the majors. When I got hired, we went right from the boat to the majors, a little different now. Wherever you go, get 121 time. You'd probably be here 18 months before you are ready, stay roughly in the same time zone, and you won't have to go on food stamps at a commuter. But, I never did the commuter gig, so someone might know better. Send me a PM if you want to know anything else.
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If youíre ex military, go to a major! Nothing against USA Jet but itís not for everyone. If youíve never loaded a plane in the coldest of nights or been up for hours on end after being called at 2am to fly a 60/70/80s era aircraft, man are you in for a SURPRISE! Better have mad skills and the ability to stay awake FOREVER! Wait, youíre a Marine, right? Itís hard duty and night cargo flying takes years off your life. If not a major then perhaps NetJets, FlexJet or similar or go find a cushy 91 corporate job flying little and making lots! Go look at those aircraft USA jet flies. They are in decent shape but if youíve never been in a 9er or Maddog, they are noisy and leak, A LOT! Bring a body sized Jimmyhat. Whatever you decide, thank you for your service. You deserve the best job out there, ALL our Vets do!
I appreciate the sentiment and the support for vets, but unfortunately, as a plopter guy (V-22), we do not have the same hours as some other TMS, or I would have to stay in another 3 years and a couple of deployments to get the same amount of flight hours to have enough for the Majors. Most guys in our community have to be well into their Major tour before they are likely to have the amount of hours.

As for the late nights and hard work, not an issue for me in order to get paid more than the regionals and get the flight time. More of a night owl myself anyways and growing up in Cleveland, little cold ain't hurt anyone lol
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If you're just out of the military, you're going to need 121 time. We pay more than anyone, but it is freight. Part 91 won't get you to the majors. When I got hired, we went right from the boat to the majors, a little different now. Wherever you go, get 121 time. You'd probably be here 18 months before you are ready, stay roughly in the same time zone, and you won't have to go on food stamps at a commuter. But, I never did the commuter gig, so someone might know better. Send me a PM if you want to know anything else.

PM sent. Would you also have the recruiter email I can contact and get more details?
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I appreciate the sentiment and the support for vets, but unfortunately, as a plopter guy (V-22), we do not have the same hours as some other TMS, or I would have to stay in another 3 years and a couple of deployments to get the same amount of flight hours to have enough for the Majors. Most guys in our community have to be well into their Major tour before they are likely to have the amount of hours.

As for the late nights and hard work, not an issue for me in order to get paid more than the regionals and get the flight time. More of a night owl myself anyways and growing up in Cleveland, little cold ain't hurt anyone lol
Have you looked into this?

https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/a...-eligible.html

I know Atlas/Southern has issues, anyone who reads these boards regularly does. In your situation you would probably get as much or more flight time per year in the 737 at Southern as a year in a 9/80 at USAJet and they don't load their own freight. The 737 might be a more relevant type for todays airline recruiters also. When you get the time, leave. If they get a better contract and you want to fly bigger jets, stay. It certainly wouldn't hurt to check it out. If the hiring at the most desirable places does pick up soon, as some think, you might quickly find that some other companies you currently think are out of reach are suddenly attainable. Thanks for your service. Good luck.
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