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FedexGuy 09-18-2018 05:31 AM

Becoming a Fedex Pilot
 
Hello, I am a brand new first officer working for a regional. 1000 hours total time currently. I have worked for Fedex express for 3.5 years in the past as a delivery driver, so I have an employee number and all that. I know I canít apply till after I have 1000 pic, but are there any other things I can do to better my odds at landing a job with you guys? I didnít have the best grades through college (2.7 gpa). I am currently at one of the flow airlines for american, but I think Iíd enjoy flying for Fedex more than American. And I donít want to wait 8 years to flow.... Basically Iím trying to find out what kinds of things the hiring guys/girls like to see on a resume in order to land a job at FDX. I am sure previously working there is a good thing, but what else can I do to help better my odds? Thank you in advance for any insight and advice.

MaydayMark 09-18-2018 06:18 AM

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!

Baja Boy 09-18-2018 07:17 AM

I would look at getting into the Purple Runway Program with a FedEx Feeder (Empire or MAC).

Nightflyer 09-18-2018 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Baja Boy (Post 2676446)
I would look at getting into the Purple Runway Program with a FedEx Feeder (Empire or MAC).

Not if he is already at a regional.

Stay put, get the left seat 1000 PIC turbine requirement done.

Become a check airman.

Keep updating your application.

Good luck. They like former employees here.

joefly 09-18-2018 09:39 AM

I'm in same exact position....worked for FedEx Express for 10 years, have a college degree, and offers from 2 regionals now. Currently flying night cargo. It's either I head to Republic for quality of life and better pay....or Piedmont for faster upgrade time but crappy QOL. I also have a family. Hope all the best for you!

ItnStln 09-18-2018 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Baja Boy (Post 2676446)
I would look at getting into the Purple Runway Program with a FedEx Feeder (Empire or MAC).

Does the Purple Runway Program require an aviation degree? From reading the requirements I canít tell if itís any degree or an AABI accrediated aviation program.
ďEarned two-year degree (minimum) or four-year degree (preferred) with a 2.5 or higher GPA from accredited college/university or AABI accredited aviation programĒ

bonanza 09-18-2018 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by joefly (Post 2676561)
I'm in same exact position....worked for FedEx Express for 10 years, have a college degree, and offers from 2 regionals now. Currently flying night cargo. It's either I head to Republic for quality of life and better pay....or Piedmont for faster upgrade time but crappy QOL. I also have a family. Hope all the best for you!

Don't go to Piedmont it takes 10mo just to get through training. My friend was hired in January and still hasn't even gotten to IOE

Baja Boy 09-19-2018 05:45 AM

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Originally Posted by ItnStln (Post 2676834)
Does the Purple Runway Program require an aviation degree? From reading the requirements I canít tell if itís any degree or an AABI accrediated aviation program.
ďEarned two-year degree (minimum) or four-year degree (preferred) with a 2.5 or higher GPA from accredited college/university or AABI accredited aviation programĒ

Two year degree to get into the Purple Runway Program and a four-year degree with a 2.5 or higher GPA from accredited college/university or AABI accredited aviation program by the end of the Program.

Globemaster2827 09-24-2018 02:07 PM

Most of the RJ guys in my New Hire class had some form of Check Airman on their resume. It'll take you a few years to upgrade and by the time you have 1000 PIC it would improve your chances to go get a Boeing type at an ACMI carrier, BUT I wouldn't take that gamble of giving up a guaranteed job at American. Even if it's 8 years until you flow it may take 4 just to upgrade and hit 1000 PIC... Maybe more.

ItnStln 09-28-2018 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Baja Boy (Post 2677065)
Two year degree to get into the Purple Runway Program and a four-year degree with a 2.5 or higher GPA from accredited college/university or AABI accredited aviation program by the end of the Program.

Thanks, I wasnít certain.


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