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Moose65 10-21-2017 08:35 AM

Berry Aviation
 
Any Berry Emb120 FO's out there I can PM about some specific info? Thanks

GoodRide 11-15-2017 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Moose65 (Post 2451671)
Any Berry Emb120 FO's out there I can PM about some specific info? Thanks

Iím a CA, can I help?

Diverb 11-17-2017 05:38 AM

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Originally Posted by GoodRide (Post 2467047)
Iím a CA, can I help?

How hard is it to get out to Kwajalein to fly? I worked on Kwaj back in 2002-2003 and loved it. I would love to work for Berry flying out on Kwaj when I retire soon.

PrettyFlyGuy 11-19-2017 06:22 PM

Is the payscale on here accurate for Captains? 55k salary and .28/mile first year plus a .05/mile annual bonus.
With 136,000 mile a year average being 38k plus the 55k for a first year salary of 93k. Plus off day pay etc.
Is there a good qol on the cargo side?
I have heard very little about Berry.
Thanks

GoodRide 01-03-2018 08:53 PM

Sorry I didnít respond sooner. Iím entering my 4th year did mid $100s. We have a salary but more than 50% of our compensation is mileage based so your compensation depends on how much you work.

QOL is not like the airlines at all. If you can handle ASAP trips with 12+ hour duty days and little to no advanced notice, this could be the job for you! We live like firefighters on the cargo side, always ready to head out but no guarantees if weíll get called or when what time weíre getting home on Fridays. Overall itís a close knit group of guys and thatís what really makes it fun. Berry is a stable company with a solid safety and maintenance reputation top tier pay. Iíve been here 4 years, so itís definitely doable, but not for everyone.

GoodRide 01-03-2018 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Diverb (Post 2467788)
How hard is it to get out to Kwajalein to fly? I worked on Kwaj back in 2002-2003 and loved it. I would love to work for Berry flying out on Kwaj when I retire soon.

From what I know with most of the candidates being dual rated the candidate pool is limited. That fact hasnít stopped us from finding guys and keeping that contract going. I have no idea how often the jobs become available, sorry.

Avgeek7248 12-19-2018 01:39 PM

Can any FO's give me the scoop on what their average monthly hours are at Berry on the Bro?

ThreeTen 12-27-2018 02:18 PM

Iím a Berry Bro captain.

Itís looking like the average pilot here flew somewhere around 700 hours this year. The guys who like to volunteer their weekends got over 900 though. Berry is a solid company to work for. The firefighter comparison is good though as we are completely on-call Monday thru Friday and have to go at a moments notice. Youíre required to live within 30 minutes of your base. HYI, CAK, and DTO are the current bases. The schedule sucks but we are well compensated because of it. It is a great group of pilots here and we want to keep it that way. Upgrades arenít seniority based, theyíre based on ability and judgment as recognized by the captains you fly with. Weíve had FOs upgrade right at 135 mins and FOs who may take 5+ years to upgrade if ever.

The flying we do is interesting work and itís hard work. Often days go 14 hours plus and weíre pushing the cargo ourselves at the stops. We have lots of Mexico and Canada trips but we hardly ever overnight there. If itís legal to fly, we fly. We see plenty of ice this time of year and not much daylight. Itís an old school freight dog gig. I love it.

sar1 12-31-2018 03:49 AM

Any insight on the Commercial, On Demand Cargo, FO role? Is it commutable or do you have to reside at a base? Idea of schedule? Thanks, also I should mention I have no idea what the Bro is you're referring to above, so if this role happens to be that, then it is answered, if not, thanks in advance.

JulesWinfield 01-01-2019 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by sar1 (Post 2734166)
Any insight on the Commercial, On Demand Cargo, FO role? Is it commutable or do you have to reside at a base? Idea of schedule? Thanks, also I should mention I have no idea what the Bro is you're referring to above, so if this role happens to be that, then it is answered, if not, thanks in advance.

M-F on call 24 hours, with a 30 minute callout. Bro is the Brasilia.


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