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Old 03-05-2018, 11:00 AM   #11  
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I am on 3rd year wide body FO pay, last year I did 220k I worked hard and picked up as much as I could, did a little at draft pay also (1.5)

I am shooting for $240k this year!

Upgrade to the 757 is sitting at 1.5 years on property. Plus a little time to train tacked on.
Sincere questions:
Why haven''t you taken the 1.5 year upgrade? more coin doing your current strategy? lifestyle?

How many trained and released to line flying 757 captains with a 1.5 year seniority? or is it really a longer period as F/O waiting for training? i.e what is DOH of the junior MEM 757 CPT bidding/flying as CPT
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No 1.5 year Capts yet. Based on the most recent system bid, some VERY JUNIOR FOs will be eligible to bid for 757CA training in May. Whether or not they get those slots is TBD.
A more realistic expectation is to be trained as a 757CA in year three. Maybe late in year two if the stars align. YMMV.
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They plan 14-20 757 Captains trained per month. @20 per month they can clear the list in 6 months. May +6mo = Nov = peak.

If that happens there will be 757 Captains with less than 2 years on property flying the line and many more with less than 2.5 years on the line.
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They plan 14-20 757 Captains trained per month. @20 per month they can clear the list in 6 months. May +6mo = Nov = peak.

If that happens there will be 757 Captains with less than 2 years on property flying the line and many more with less than 2.5 years on the line.
The current awarded ITU training slots are going to guys that were awarded MEM 757C on posting 16-01 so I think it'll still take quite some time before posting 18-01 training begins.
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You can make a lot of money here; or you can move to base, sit reserve, not fly more than a few days a month and still make a good living. Lots of opportunities to figure out what makes you happy here.
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I am on 3rd year wide body FO pay, last year I did 220k I worked hard and picked up as much as I could, did a little at draft pay also (1.5)

I am shooting for $240k this year!

Upgrade to the 757 is sitting at 1.5 years on property. Plus a little time to train tacked on.
How many days off do you get each month after picking up to hit these figures?
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I am on 3rd year wide body FO pay, last year I did 220k I worked hard and picked up as much as I could, did a little at draft pay also (1.5)

I am shooting for $240k this year!

Upgrade to the 757 is sitting at 1.5 years on property. Plus a little time to train tacked on.
Which jet?
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The current awarded ITU training slots are going to guys that were awarded MEM 757C on posting 16-01 so I think it'll still take quite some time before posting 18-01 training begins.
FCIF says May...hence I started my statement with May training. Training letter seems to support this but who knows anymore!
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FCIF says May...hence I started my statement with May training. Training letter seems to support this but who knows anymore!
Keep em rolling! The faster the better!
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Good evening, first post I know..

I have an opportunity at FedEx but have a pretty good gig where I sit too. I didn't do but just a couple interviews as a result.

Ive heard what first year pay is and guess its around the 70k mark. However what about 2-3 or even 5. Im trying to figure out if I leave a 250'ish job how long it will take me to recover and make headway.

I know all about the A and B plan but Im leaving retirement out of the discussion for now.

advice/help is greatly appreciated.
How secure is your current gig? Yeah, in the minds of most 91 guys, they're all secure. In reality, most are just one death or new CEO away from losing their airplane(s) and being out of a job.

I had a great 91 job as well, but left for Brown. Mine was fairly secure, but likely if the HNWI passed away, the airplanes would disappear too. I didn't want to take that risk and when UPS called, I didn't have to think twice about it.

How many pilots do you meet at an FBO that have been in their current position for 20+ years? In my 16 years of charter and corporate flying, I could probably count them on one hand. It's generally a whole career of job hopping, layoffs, mergers, etc.
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