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Old 07-17-2019, 04:04 AM   #1  
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Default Flexjet Schedules, Etc?

Howdy Peeps,

Can someone please post in plain-speak fashion FlexJet work schedules?

Of these work schedules, what can a new hire hold?

What can a new hire expect with respect to assigned airframe? (present and future)

How does class seniority work? (assuming there is a protocol)

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Old 07-20-2019, 05:38 AM   #2  
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There is no seniority. Advancement is based on how well you play the skin flute.
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Old 07-20-2019, 05:57 AM   #3  
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New hires can expect to start in Phenom 300, Legacy 450 or Challenger 300/350 (assigned by company). Quickest Captain upgrade is in in the Phenom 300 which is currently less than 2 years. Its done by SENIORITY.

There is PBS schedule (Preferential Bidding System) along with 8-7 fixed or 7-7 fixed available. Your choice after training. The fixed schedules pay about 30% less than PBS. I don't think many new hires opt for that.

PBS Quick Overview - The schedule consists of 14,15 or 16 work days per 28 day bid period. You bid for 4,5 or 6 day trips. If a pilot has a PBS schedule with 6 days of work, minimum of 4 days off. A pilot with 4 or 5 days of work will have a minimum of 3 days off. These are considered Green lines that the company may assign. Yellow lines of 12,13, 17 or 18 days of work could also be bid . A Yellow line cannot be assigned unless the pilot bids for it.
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There is no seniority. Advancement is based on how well you play the skin flute.
This is very accurate in the KR and RH world... stay away from Flex unless you have good kneepads and don't have a gagging reflex problem.
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New hires can expect to start in Phenom 300, Legacy 450 or Challenger 300/350 (assigned by company). Quickest Captain upgrade is in in the Phenom 300 which is currently less than 2 years. Its done by SENIORITY.

There is PBS schedule (Preferential Bidding System) along with 8-7 fixed or 7-7 fixed available. Your choice after training. The fixed schedules pay about 30% less than PBS. I don't think many new hires opt for that.

PBS Quick Overview - The schedule consists of 14,15 or 16 work days per 28 day bid period. You bid for 4,5 or 6 day trips. If a pilot has a PBS schedule with 6 days of work, minimum of 4 days off. A pilot with 4 or 5 days of work will have a minimum of 3 days off. These are considered Green lines that the company may assign. Yellow lines of 12,13, 17 or 18 days of work could also be bid . A Yellow line cannot be assigned unless the pilot bids for it.
Do the 17 and 18 day yellow lines pay more?
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Old 07-20-2019, 06:50 AM   #6  
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You are paid $421 per day of work as a new hire. Daily rate X number of days worked. Minimum pay would never be less than 14 days/bid period unless you voluntarily bid less. Average is about 15.5 for most.
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Also, if you live at an out base like PNS, plan on 8 day trips. I have been getting 8/6, 8/7 type schedules on PBS as a new hire. But, so far this has been a really good job.
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New hires can expect to start in Phenom 300, Legacy 450 or Challenger 300/350 (assigned by company). Quickest Captain upgrade is in in the Phenom 300 which is currently less than 2 years. Its done by SENIORITY.

There is PBS schedule (Preferential Bidding System) along with 8-7 fixed or 7-7 fixed available. Your choice after training. The fixed schedules pay about 30% less than PBS. I don't think many new hires opt for that.

PBS Quick Overview - The schedule consists of 14,15 or 16 work days per 28 day bid period. You bid for 4,5 or 6 day trips. If a pilot has a PBS schedule with 6 days of work, minimum of 4 days off. A pilot with 4 or 5 days of work will have a minimum of 3 days off. These are considered Green lines that the company may assign. Yellow lines of 12,13, 17 or 18 days of work could also be bid . A Yellow line cannot be assigned unless the pilot bids for it.
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So a 7 on 7 off schedule NetJets style is possible at Flex? How would the compensation compare to NetJets short and long term working 7&7? Has anyone run the numbers and come up with a ballpark?
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So a 7 on 7 off schedule NetJets style is possible at Flex? How would the compensation compare to NetJets short and long term working 7&7? Has anyone run the numbers and come up with a ballpark?
Posted ad nausem in about a dozen other threads on this forum.

NetJets guys earn more. Way, way more. And they don't have to worry about getting sniped by a bunch company tools every time they show up for work, which is something you can't even begin to put a dollar amount to.

Go to NetJets, young man.
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