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Old 12-23-2018, 11:21 AM
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[QUOTE=Mox Nix;2712233]Not seniority-based, it's more specific to the aircraft you're assigned to... meaning tail #, not type. You're normally tied to one specific tail, and you coordinate your scheduled OFF days among the other pilot(s) assigned to that airplane. Some planes are crewed with 3 pilots, some are crewed with just 2. That depends on the contract that the company has with the aircraft owner. Jet Linx doesn't have their own fleet, they do aircraft management for airplane owners.

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Well said, Mox Nix. Jetlinx has made some major improvements over the last two years to improve pilot retention, but at the end of the day, your owner has a lot to do with your QOL. They take safety and rest very seriously (basically fly 91 with the same rest as 135), but if your owner wants a lot of charter, they'll be aggressive scheduling it. Life will be much easier if your owner buys a 3-pilot crew (and they all stick around). That said, I flew it both ways (3 and 2-pilot), and I averaged 75% of the days on standby; 50% of the days flying; and 25% of the days RON. Your mileage can (and will) vary.
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:10 PM
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Hi All,

Iím looking for some information in regards to Jet Linx (such as first year pay for first officers and pay progression, upgrade time, crew support, etc.)
Iím currently working for the regionals but I have previous experience in corporate. I just donít want to commute anymore.

Thank you!!
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:25 AM
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There is no pay scale. It is all negotiated.

When I first started at Jetlinx the days off were 5 days a month and the 401k was 2% of 6%. Not even sure what that means

Now it is 8 hard days and 6% match if 401 k. So the company realized that they need to make some changes. They still need to keep improving this but where they run into a problem is they do not own a single airplane.

If they were to increase hard days off, they would have to tell the owners to increase the amount of crew members for their airplanes. Thus increasing the cost of the owners. The aircraft owners pay for all pilots salaries, training, hotels, meals, uniforms, etc.

I was at this company for multiple years. The moral is at an all time low. They are struggling to keep pilots and their turnover was over 30% last quarter. The base presidents are all salesman and do not understand anything from a pilots perspective. The base leadership despises pilots and that is not an understatement.

If I were you go to flexjet. The pay is better more days off.
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Old 05-26-2019, 11:35 AM
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How does it work if they have a plane but based at a non-domicile? For example, they have a 605 listed under Atlanta, but itís Birmingham based crew. You have to drive or fly to BHM for your trips, and any standby is at a hotel/crashed type deal? Do they want you to live in BHM?
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Yeah they want you to be living within 2 hours of BHM. You will just be managed by the folks in ATL.
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Old 05-28-2019, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by aggie02
Donít forget, at least when I was there... They can make you move some of your ďhardĒ days, with no additional compensation if an owner trip pops up.

This right here should be enough for anybody.
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Old 06-04-2019, 03:47 PM
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JET LINX FURTHERS NATIONAL EXPANSION BY ACQUIRING ELLIOTT AVIATION’S PRIVATE JET MANAGEMENT BUSINESS
Growth Strategy Includes Rollup of Private Jet Management Companies
OMAHA, Neb., May 14, 2019: Jet Linx, the third largest private jet management company in the United States, continued its national expansion and furthered its record-breaking growth by acquiring Elliott Aviation’s private jet management business. Elliott Aviation is renowned for aircraft sales and aviation services, including maintenance, paint and custom interior design. The acquisition was completed at the end of last week, but the terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The announcement was made by Jamie Walker, President & CEO of Jet Linx Aviation.
Said Mr. Walker, “Both Jet Linx and Elliot Aviation are respected family businesses and industry leaders that have enjoyed a thriving partnership for more than two decades. This acquisition will enable Jet Linx to expand our operations in the Midwest as well as provide private jet management services and jet card offerings to Elliott Aviation’s clients, allowing Elliott Aviation to continue serving our aircraft owner’s maintenance, paint and refurbishment needs while focusing on the development of its core business. This is not just an acquisition, but a significant expansion of our twenty-year partnership.”
Founded in 1936, Elliott Aviation is one of the oldest and most respected companies in the aviation industry, renowned for its aircraft sales, maintenance and avionics, accessory repair and overhaul, as well as for its custom interior design and paint services. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, Elliott Aviation has state of the art facilities incorporating sophisticated, industry-leading technology in Moline, IL, Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN.
“For over twenty years, Jet Linx has been an excellent partner and has become a highly admired industry leader,” said Wynn Elliott, Chairman and CEO of Elliott Aviation. “As Elliott Aviation enhances our focus on our maintenance, repair and overhaul business, we wanted to find the right company to take over existing aircraft management division. As Jet Linx shares many of our core values, they are the ideal choice to take over this part of our business.”
Jet Linx plans to acquire other respected and established private jet management companies as an integral part of its growth strategy and national expansion across the United States, including planned future base locations in Florida and California. Since 2015, Jet Linx has acquired two other private jet management companies in addition to Elliott Aviation; ProJet Aviation in Washington D.C. and Flight Concepts in Tulsa, OK. The acquisition of Elliott Aviation’s private jet management business comes on the heels of the Jet Linx fleet surpassing 100 million miles flown, a monumental milestone in private aviation, and the celebration of the Company’s 20th anniversary later this year. With the commencement of private jet management services and jet card sales through its dedicated private terminals forthcoming over the next three months in New York, Boston, Chicago and Austin, Jet Linx is poised for another year of record growth.
Jet Linx has become the preeminent private jet management and jet card company in the United States due to its unique and innovative business model that offers a far more personalized approach to guaranteed private jet travel solutions through individual, city specific, local operations. More importantly, Jet Linx is committed to managed, strategic and sustained growth in its number of private jet aircraft, jet card members and locations across the country, as well as to the highest and most stringent safety standards in the private aviation industry.
About Jet Linx Aviation
Jet Linx Aviation is a locally-focused private jet company founded in Omaha, NE in 1999 as a more personalized approach to national private jet companies. Jet Linx offers two different ways to experience private aviation – a guaranteed Jet Card and an Jet Management program – providing its clients with an all-encompassing, local solution to all of their private jet travel needs. Jet Linx is an IS-BAO Stage 3, ARGUS Platinum and Wyvern Wingman safety rated operator, an accomplishment earned by less than one percent of all aircraft operators in the world. It is headquartered in Omaha, Neb. and has bases in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Ft. Worth, Houston, Indianapolis, Nashville, New York, Omaha, San Antonio, Scottsdale, St Louis, Tulsa and Washington D.C. For additional information, please visit the Jet Linx website (www.jetlinx.com).
About Elliott Aviation
Elliott Aviation is a second-generation, family-owned business aviation company offering a complete menu of high-quality products and services including aircraft sales, avionics service &installations, aircraft maintenance, accessory repair & overhaul, paint, and interior. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, they have facilities in Moline, IL, Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN. The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA). For additional information, please visit Elliott Aviation’s website (www.elliottaviation.com).




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On a side note: The consolidation is just beginning. Any non mom and pop operators with just a few owned airplanes in very small towns will have to get big or get out. The problem is getting insurance for low time pilots and the market's demand for jet airplanes in the Charter business. The world market for pilots has been internationalized and it will be very difficult for small departments to deal with the turnover and burn out costs.

The previous DO/VP of Flight OP's at Elliott's told me that he wanted one of our pilots violated for a minor mistake on a departure, "so he would not be able to go somewhere else".
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Alldayap
There is no pay scale. It is all negotiated.

When I first started at Jetlinx the days off were 5 days a month and the 401k was 2% of 6%. Not even sure what that means

Now it is 8 hard days and 6% match if 401 k. So the company realized that they need to make some changes. They still need to keep improving this but where they run into a problem is they do not own a single airplane.

If they were to increase hard days off, they would have to tell the owners to increase the amount of crew members for their airplanes. Thus increasing the cost of the owners. The aircraft owners pay for all pilots salaries, training, hotels, meals, uniforms, etc.

I was at this company for multiple years. The moral is at an all time low. They are struggling to keep pilots and their turnover was over 30% last quarter. The base presidents are all salesman and do not understand anything from a pilots perspective. The base leadership despises pilots and that is not an understatement.

If I were you go to flexjet. The pay is better more days off.
Well said. Most base presidents only see numbers and will give the green light for the sales team to do what it takes to sign on owners. Like 30 hour guarantees, which in turn puts a large amount of pressure on pilots to complete flights. This franchise model of bases is not for a long career. Iíd look elsewhere for longevity.
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Old 06-29-2019, 05:29 AM
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What's the call out time during your 0800 to 1700 period? Can you do things during the day or do you have to be ready to go immediately?
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:00 PM
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Thumbs up Destination 225.. Jet Linx to Southwest flow?

I just saw an official looking post that was announcing a collaboration between CAE, Jet Linx, called Destination 225.

If that's true, congratulations!
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