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Old 08-10-2019, 06:57 AM   #221  
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I was talking to a friend of mine who flys for the Wheels Up program, and it peaked my interest. I figure I have the right answer for some but since this seems to be a very active post I will ask here also.

Do you actually have to have the ATP or just the have the minimum hours?

How does seniority work in accordance to bases of choice? For instance I live equal distance from 2 hubs currently but would like to move to colorado which I assume is a relatively popular base, after a certain number of years do I get a shot at that or does an opening have to happen.

How hard is it to upgrade to PIC after the year? Assuming a move may be required if you wanted to jump in right away.

Anything in particular I need that may not be evident right away from the job postings?

Sorry for the questions but just looking into the industry and this seems to be a great fit for me.
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I was talking to a friend of mine who flys for the Wheels Up program, and it peaked my interest. I figure I have the right answer for some but since this seems to be a very active post I will ask here also.

Do you actually have to have the ATP or just the have the minimum hours?

How does seniority work in accordance to bases of choice? For instance I live equal distance from 2 hubs currently but would like to move to colorado which I assume is a relatively popular base, after a certain number of years do I get a shot at that or does an opening have to happen.

How hard is it to upgrade to PIC after the year? Assuming a move may be required if you wanted to jump in right away.

Anything in particular I need that may not be evident right away from the job postings?

Sorry for the questions but just looking into the industry and this seems to be a great fit for me.
0 seniority when it comes to bases. You have to have the minimum for ATP, but they’ll put you through a program for the certificate. Upgrade requires an Evaluation and a .299, not hard; just normal ops.
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Old 08-10-2019, 04:21 PM   #223  
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0 seniority when it comes to bases. You have to have the minimum for ATP, but they’ll put you through a program for the certificate. Upgrade requires an Evaluation and a .299, not hard; just normal ops.
Don’t forget a minimum number of hours...the exact amount seems to be a secret. I do know that there is a minimum of total, PIC, multi, turbine, and multi PIC. The guys coming in at 1500 hours may not meet these minimums after a year.
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Don’t forget a minimum number of hours...the exact amount seems to be a secret. I do know that there is a minimum of total, PIC, multi, turbine, and multi PIC. The guys coming in at 1500 hours may not meet these minimums after a year.
Yeah, maybe not.
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Ok so I went to Wheels Up website and there is nothing listed for pilot positions, mostly accountants and sales. Is there a third party who does the hiring for Wheelsup ?
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Ok so I went to Wheels Up website and there is nothing listed for pilot positions, mostly accountants and sales. Is there a third party who does the hiring for Wheelsup ?
That's because GAMA employs the pilots for WheelsUp.
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That's because GAMA employs the pilots for WheelsUp.
What he said. WU pilots work for Gama.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:24 AM   #228  
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That's because GAMA employs the pilots for WheelsUp.
I went to the Gama Aviation website and all the positions listed were for Europe and required the EASA license. Is there a separate Gama for the US? Can someone give me the link for Gama USA jobs ?
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I went to the Gama Aviation website and all the positions listed were for Europe and required the EASA license. Is there a separate Gama for the US? Can someone give me the link for Gama USA jobs ?
We’re Gama Aviation Signature in the US:

https://www.gamasignature.com/
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