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Old 03-27-2019, 09:51 AM   #31  
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Good luck paying off Tropic Ocean Airways with the $20,000/year you make a year flying seaplanes in Fort Lauderdale.

If you're asking these questions, do you really understand the lawsuit? Go take your 250 hours and go to Alaska. If Alaska doesn't fit your lifestyle, then go fly aerial surveying or cargo where you can actually learn something and then not be on the hook (or in court) when you decide the smartest thing to do is to make a living in the airlines.

The non-compete is for two years... not sure it will hold up in the court, but do you think you can afford a lawyer to find out the answer to that question?
Hi Freddy, I do understand the non compete with not flying for any other sea plane operator for 2 years. I am in a unique situation and have tons of flight time, I just wanted the experience of flying sea planes for a few months so I can be competent flying sea planes before I go to the airlines and a good place in south Florida to fly them for a few months or so. Thatís why I wanted to see if I can just leave the company when Iím ready once I want to go to the airlines and if there was a contract cancellation fee or something like that. Any thoughts on this plan, info, or places I can get good sea plane experience would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
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Old 03-27-2019, 10:11 AM   #32  
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I would try either of these:

https://www.flythewhale.com
And/Or
https://shorelineaviation.com

Word of caution: if you want to go to the airlines, flying a seaplane puts you at elevated risk for incidents and accidents on your record.



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Hi Freddy, I do understand the non compete with not flying for any other sea plane operator for 2 years. I am in a unique situation and have tons of flight time, I just wanted the experience of flying sea planes for a few months so I can be competent flying sea planes before I go to the airlines and a good place in south Florida to fly them for a few months or so. Thatís why I wanted to see if I can just leave the company when Iím ready once I want to go to the airlines and if there was a contract cancellation fee or something like that. Any thoughts on this plan, info, or places I can get good sea plane experience would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
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Old 03-27-2019, 11:56 AM   #33  
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I would try either of these:

https://www.flythewhale.com
And/Or
https://shorelineaviation.com

Word of caution: if you want to go to the airlines, flying a seaplane puts you at elevated risk for incidents and accidents on your record.
Hi amphibian. Your words of caution are surely noted! Thanks for the help!
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Old 07-01-2019, 01:06 PM   #34  
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Hi everyone!

My name is Maya Lora and I'm a reporter with the Miami Herald. I'm looking into Tropic Ocean Airways for a story I'll be publishing soon.

I noticed that there are some pretty strong opinions floating around on this forum about hours, pay, etc. for pilots working for Tropic Ocean. I would love to hear from anyone who works for or has worked for Tropic about these conditions - good or bad!

You can direct message me here or if you feel more comfortable, please feel free to email me at [email protected]. I'd really like to hear from you.
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Word of caution: if you want to go to the airlines, flying a seaplane puts you at elevated risk for incidents and accidents on your record.
Can you elaborate?
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Stuff like this can happen pretty quick in a seaplane if you catch a wave the wrong way.

https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-...-officials-say

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