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ReserveCA 09-29-2018 11:53 AM

Hello,
15yr F9 captain, 15k+ hrs, college, military. ...tired of the indigo sweatshop looking. ...what are my chances?

Thrust Hold 09-30-2018 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by ReserveCA (Post 2683010)
Hello,
15yr F9 captain, 15k+ hrs, college, military. ...tired of the indigo sweatshop looking. ...what are my chances?

Put your app in.
Update it weekly.
Get a Personal Endorsement to increase your chances.
LCA or Training Dept experience help.

Nobody has solved the Hiring equation. Good luck!

Bidderswede 12-18-2018 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by MaydayMark (Post 2676407)
Get into the LEFT SEAT of any JET aircraft AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Check airman time will definitely help.

FedEx pilot is a GREAT JOB ... GOOD LUCK!

Sitting on about 5500TT and 1300 PIC Jet with 5000 PIC part 135
My concern is 90% is single pilot.
Would they even look at me with minimal CRM?
Thank you in advance.

Fedfan 12-19-2018 03:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Bidderswede (Post 2727589)
Sitting on about 5500TT and 1300 PIC Jet with 5000 PIC part 135
My concern is 90% is single pilot.
Would they even look at me with minimal CRM?
Thank you in advance.

Sure, Iíve flown with a lot of F16 guys. Update app weekly (if thatís still a thing with the new app software)

flad 12-19-2018 03:59 AM

1500
 
is 1500 flight hours required for Fedex? I am a new pilot with 250 hours only. Do you think I have an option to get in the cargo Airlines?

appDude 12-19-2018 04:32 AM

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Originally Posted by flad (Post 2727755)
is 1500 flight hours required for Fedex? I am a new pilot with 250 hours only. Do you think I have an option to get in the cargo Airlines?

You question suggests that major cargo airlines have lower requirements than their passenger peers.
Our nickname may be trash haulers but I take offense to the suggestion that cargo pilots are second class citizens.

UnusualAttitude 12-19-2018 04:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flad (Post 2727755)
is 1500 flight hours required for Fedex? I am a new pilot with 250 hours only. Do you think I have an option to get in the cargo Airlines?

Yes you do. You need another 1250 hours and voila, you can meet one of the many requirements.

UA

Nightflyer 12-19-2018 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flad (Post 2727755)
is 1500 flight hours required for Fedex? I am a new pilot with 250 hours only. Do you think I have an option to get in the cargo Airlines?

1500 hours would be fine, as long as 1000 of them are PIC multi-engine turbine. Though it is probably too few to put you in the running.

I suggest you read the board in depth before you post.

I am not sure about the requirements to fly the C-208's.

Twin Wasp 12-19-2018 08:40 AM

The 208s fall under 135 so 1200tt, 500 x-c, 100 night and 75 IMC for PIC.

flyguy2015 12-31-2018 12:28 PM

Biz jet PIC vs Heavy SIC?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MaydayMark (Post 2676407)
Get into the LEFT SEAT of any JET aircraft AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Check airman time will definitely help.

FedEx pilot is a GREAT JOB ... GOOD LUCK!

Hi MaydayMark!

I recently upgraded to Captain at my corporate jet job and am happy to have finally accomplished that. However, only accumulating about 200 hours per year PIC. Since I am a relatively low time civilian guy, (mixture 135 Safety Officer, and some 91)should I jump to an ACMI and hope to upgrade on heavy equipment in a few years or just keep building PIC where I am and then re-evaluate after I log my 1000th hour of jet PIC time? (Reason I ask is some of my non FedEx friends say even if I get interview in a few years I would not be hired without a ton of total time or some heavy time.)


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