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Old 03-27-2012, 12:10 PM   #1  
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I was hoping a few avantair pilots will be willing to enlighten me on what to expect my life to be like if i take a job there...thanks
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Been here since august and am really enjoying the 8&6 schedule, just about everyone I've come into contact with here has been great, I really enjoy flying with folks here.
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PICsf340 -

Have you read the long and informative thread in the fractional forum on Avantair?
You will find that many have commented on the question you posed plus there is a lot of extra information, and even some trivia, included! Enjoy.

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Just started here not too long ago, so far I am happy with everything. Expect to work pretty hard on your tours for the most part. I have been averaging almost 40 hours on a 7 day tour so far with a few 14 hour duty days flying 8 or so hours. The company treats us well from what I am used to and they put us up in good hotels (Hampton, Hilton Garden, Crown Plaza ect). Seems to me that most new hires have there choice of the 8-6 or the 11-10 but they told my class that the 11-10 could be going away soon so we will see. The guys that I have heard complain so far are the people that were at corporate jobs that flew 1 or 2 legs and sat in a hotel for a few days that just aren't used to working hard. All of that aside if you can deal with last minute schedule changes and a lot of flying its a good place to be.
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PICsf340,

Well, the P180 is a lot faster, more automated (Avanti II) and sportier than the old Saab. I have also heard that the pilots work pretty hard with sometimes 4+ legs per day. That said, I have heard pilots are treated well and the Avanti is a joy to fly...

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While i have no experience here, it seems that both the 1 and 2 are single pilot...so as a FO you cant log any time...kinda pointless to be there if your a low time guy

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Old 04-01-2012, 09:37 PM   #7  
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While i have no experience here, it seems that both the 1 and 2 are single pilot...so as an FO you cant log any time...kinda pointless to be there if your a low time guy
Part 91k and 135 passenger operations require two pilots regardless of aircraft certifications.
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While i have no experience here, it seems that both the 1 and 2 are single pilot...so as a FO you cant log any time...kinda pointless to be there if your a low time guy

That's not true. OpSpecs require the FO. The time is absolutely loged.
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thats good to know...thanks...just know a friend that flew the metro for a year as a FO for a part 135 company and all his sic time was useless...couldn't log it so he referred to it as "experience"...kinda stinks that at great lakes you could log all the sic time in a 1900 but flying night cargo 135 you cant...its not like the 121 time is any better in my opinion...
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That's not true. OpSpecs require the FO. The time is absolutely loged.
Glass is correct, and wrong. The OpSpecs do require a qualified SIC, but it is also required per the regs governing all 91K operations. All turbine aircraft operated under 91k must have 2 qualified crewmembers, and the PIC must hold an ATP. If the P180 was operated strictly 135, then only one pilot is needed with a commercial cert
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