Go Back   Airline Pilot Central Forums - Find your next job as a Pilot > >
Fractional NetJets, FlexJet, etc
 

Welcome to Airline Pilot Forums - Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. Join our community today and start interacting with existing members. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free.


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-16-2008, 08:32 AM   #1  
New Hire
Thread Starter
 
Joined APC: Jan 2008
Posts: 2
Default How does Net Jets accommodate part time reservists?

I am transitioning from 10 years in the Air Force flying fighters to a part time reserve job and wanted to know how Net Jets deal with part time reservists? I know most major allow them to drop a trip per month to meet their reserve requirements. What does Net Jets do?
C model Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2008, 09:02 AM   #2  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Aug 2006
Posts: 206
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by C model Driver View Post
I am transitioning from 10 years in the Air Force flying fighters to a part time reserve job and wanted to know how Net Jets deal with part time reservists? I know most major allow them to drop a trip per month to meet their reserve requirements. What does Net Jets do?
With NJ you just give them your mil leave and they take you off the schedule for those days. If, for example, you take off the first 4 days of a 7 day trip, they will use you the remaining 3. NJ is very military friendly and I've never had any issues with my mil leave. This includes a couple trips to the sandbox since I've been here.
F16Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2008, 09:20 AM   #3  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Slice's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jan 2006
Position: Spartan
Posts: 3,227
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by C model Driver View Post
I am transitioning from 10 years in the Air Force flying fighters to a part time reserve job and wanted to know how Net Jets deal with part time reservists? I know most major allow them to drop a trip per month to meet their reserve requirements. What does Net Jets do?
Majors don't 'let' you do anything. It federal law so they 'have to' let you go. Google USERRA.
Slice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2008, 09:28 AM   #4  
Line Holder
 
Joined APC: Dec 2007
Position: C-130 Co
Posts: 24
Default

F16driver,
For your trips to the sandbox, did you have the option to keep the NJ health and just keep paying premiums or did you take tricare. I know it's a pain to restart health benefits. Plus it sounds like NJ benefits are way better.
130flyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2008, 10:13 AM   #5  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Aug 2006
Posts: 206
Default

I'm never off of NJ health care. I don't pay any premiums because I don't have any kids. Company pays health and dental. I will only use tricare if I absolutely have to based on orders. NJ health care is way better and less hassle than tricare.
F16Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 06:19 PM   #6  
Gets Weekends Off
 
FlyHappy's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jan 2008
Position: What do you have?
Posts: 86
Default

They accommodate you extremely well. In my experience, NetJets is one of the most reserve-friendly companies out there. Never had a problem getting time off for reserve duty. Whatever anyone wants to slam them about, it sure can't be support of reservists!

Quote:
Originally Posted by C model Driver View Post
I am transitioning from 10 years in the Air Force flying fighters to a part time reserve job and wanted to know how Net Jets deal with part time reservists? I know most major allow them to drop a trip per month to meet their reserve requirements. What does Net Jets do?
FlyHappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 06:27 AM   #7  
Line Holder
 
Joined APC: Jul 2006
Posts: 74
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by F16Driver View Post
With NJ you just give them your mil leave and they take you off the schedule for those days. If, for example, you take off the first 4 days of a 7 day trip, they will use you the remaining 3. NJ is very military friendly and I've never had any issues with my mil leave. This includes a couple trips to the sandbox since I've been here.

who do they have fill in for the first 4 days? do they aske guys to pick up overtime? then, do they fly you in to whereever the plane is to finish out the trip? when you mil leave, do they just pro-rate your pay? thanks.
bmxandjets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 01:29 PM   #8  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Aug 2006
Posts: 206
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bmxandjets View Post
who do they have fill in for the first 4 days? do they aske guys to pick up overtime? then, do they fly you in to whereever the plane is to finish out the trip? when you mil leave, do they just pro-rate your pay? thanks.
Netjets is a big company. There isn't any "fill-in" for those days. They will just pair you up with a jet and a crewmember for the days available. I've had many normal 7 day trips where the other crewmember didn't have the same start day as me. Scheduling works out the details.

Netjets also pays the difference of their base pay to the military members base pay.
F16Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2008, 03:52 AM   #9  
Line Holder
 
Joined APC: Jul 2006
Posts: 74
Default

i see, so you don't always have the same crew for the entire 7 day trip? each guy has there own independent schedule from everyone else? how much advance to you have to let them know for your desired mil leave, and then do you wait to hear back if it is approved or not? is there a limit to how much you can mil leave, monthly or annually?

thanks for the info-

Last edited by bmxandjets; 02-03-2008 at 03:58 AM.
bmxandjets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2008, 05:21 AM   #10  
Gets Weekends Off
 
arjmjj's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Aug 2006
Position: Brown MD-11
Posts: 106
Default

Mil leave is not a matter of approval, they have no choice. If you drop mil leave your trip is gone, or whatever portion you need dropped. You can go on mil leave for as much or little as required, there might be a minimum you need to work to maintain benefits, but not to maintain your job.
arjmjj is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 

 
Reply
 



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Small Jets, More Trips Worsen Airport Delays jelloy683 Regional 13 08-14-2007 02:54 PM
Small Jets, More Trips Worsen Airport Delays jelloy683 Major 4 08-13-2007 05:24 PM
Net Jets info... JetPilot01 Fractional 18 03-21-2006 01:27 PM
Net Jets time table captainscopilot Fractional 31 03-11-2006 06:06 AM
Jets or turboprops? Is the jet worth the long upgrade time? GliderCFI Regional 20 01-23-2006 07:20 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:01 AM.


vBulletin® v3.9.3.5, Copyright ©2000-2019, MH Sub I, LLC dba vBulletin
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Website Copyright 2000 - 2017 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1