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Old 08-02-2019, 01:54 PM   #1  
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Does anyone have a pilot gouge on this place?
What is the FO pay starting and schedule?
Lastly, are they flexible on the 100 hours multi time if you meet the 500 tt?
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Does anyone have a pilot gouge on this place?
What is the FO pay starting and schedule?
Lastly, are they flexible on the 100 hours multi time if you meet the 500 tt?

Ditto.
And can you choose your base?
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Used to work here so not the most up to date but from buddies still there hasnt changed much.

You apply for what bases they are advertising hiring for. I think pay for FO’s is 36-40k salaried at the start of training. Will fly in base but they will fly you on other routes if needed but they will positive space you to/from those.

Hiring minimums are generally flexible. I got hired with 300 tt with the ink wet on my multi but that was when they had turboprops.
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I applied last month.
8600 TT
5 types
7400 turbine.

Got a “Thanks but no Thanks”

Whatever
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Yup

Doesnt surprise me unfortunately
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I applied last month.
8600 TT
5 types
7400 turbine.

Got a “Thanks but no Thanks”

Whatever
Hey Klondike,

PM sent..
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Default Contour Airlines plans IND aircraft base

Media Release from IND airport

Indiana Lands New Airline Base for Indianapolis Airport, New Nonstop Routes, Jobs and Future Growth

Contour Airlines, a premium, regional airline, as the company announced plans to establish an aircraft base at IND

02/05/20 News Release From The Indiana Economic Development Corporation

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 5, 2020)Today during Routes Americas, an aviation event convening decision makers from airlines, airports and destinations around the world, Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger joined executives from Contour Airlines, a premium, regional airline, as the company announced plans to establish an aircraft base at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and launch three new domestic routes.

“Contour Airlines landing in Indiana is a huge win for the Hoosier state, and we’re extremely grateful that Contour is providing more career opportunities for Hoosiers,” said Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb. “As our pro-business reputation continues to spread around the country and around the world, new nonstop flights provide a critical link in connecting Hoosier companies, residents and tourists to destinations around the world.”

To support Contour’s growth in Indiana, the airline also announced plans to create up to 55 new jobs in central Indiana by the end of 2023. The Smyrna, Tennessee-based company is purchasing additional ERJ-135/145 aircraft and investing a significant amount over the next few years to establish its new base of operations, which will initially house two of the regional jets. Contour, one of the most punctual airlines in North America, according to OAG, plans to launch operations at the Indianapolis International Airport on June 10, 2020.

"Indiana is a natural fit for Contour Airline's growth," said Matt Chaifetz, chief executive officer of Contour. "We look forward to employing Hoosiers and bringing Indy travelers nonstop service to key business and leisure markets."

Contour, which employs approximately 380 team members across the U.S., plans to immediately begin hiring pilots, flight attendants, customer service agents, mechanics and ground personnel to support the operations. Interested applicants may apply at www.contourairlines.com.

The new daily air service will connect Indiana to Nashville International Airport (BNA), St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL), and Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), bringing the total connectivity available from the Indianapolis airport to 53 nonstop destinations, an all-time high. Contour will serve the IND market with its fleet of 30-seat ERJ-135/145 aircraft, featuring free seat selection, 36 inches of legroom in every row - equivalent to first class on other domestic carriers - complimentary in-flight snack and beverage service and no middle seats.

“In Indianapolis, individuals can enjoy a rich quality of life in an accessible community without sacrificing connectivity to family and friends across the country,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “Indy is proud to welcome Contour Airlines and its portfolio of premium regional flight options to the growing number of choices available in our market. Indianapolis International Airport’s continued growth helps to support the continued growth of our city.”

Known as the Crossroads of America, Indiana is within a one-day drive to 60% of the U.S. population and is home to more than 1,700 miles of interstate, three international ports, the second-largest FedEx hub in the world and the award-winning Indianapolis International Airport, which has been named the best airport in North America for the seventh consecutive year from Airports Council International. As part of Gov. Holcomb’s efforts to make Indiana a magnet for job creation, Indiana is committed to improving the state’s connectivity by attracting new nonstop and direct flights to and from Indiana's airports.

With the addition of these new routes, Contour will serve 20 routes in 10 states, and Indianapolis will become the airline’s 2nd focus city - a destination from which it operates multiple nonstop routes - after Santa Barbara, California, with plans to expand its service to and from Indianapolis and offer more new nonstop routes in the future.

“Contour’s investment is a win-win all the way around,” said Mario Rodriguez, Indianapolis Airport Authority executive director. “Travelers have been demanding drive-market destinations, and we’ve been working for years to bring these to Indy and expand both business and leisure nonstop connectivity regionally. Jobs, a new record-breaking number of nonstop flights, and further proof you can get there from here! That’s a win for everybody.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) offered Corporate Flight Management, Inc. dba Contour Airlines up to $1.5 million in the form of a Minimum Revenue Guarantee, meaning the company only earns it if it does not meet its minimum revenue targets for the routes. Additionally, the IEDC offered the company up to $550,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim incentives once Hoosiers are hired. The city of Indianapolis supports the project at the request of Develop Indy.
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I applied last month.
8600 TT
5 types
7400 turbine.

Got a “Thanks but no Thanks”

Whatever
That’s insane. What am I missing here that they would say no?
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That’s insane. What am I missing here that they would say no?
I do not believe there is a pilot shortage as advertised or at least no longer. Companies are getting so many resumes these days that were not showing up 3 years ago. I was a manager for a big Part 135 company and 3 years ago we would get a couple hundred resumes a month and now it is more like a thousand a month. Lots of qualified candidates. Places can be very picky once again on qualifications and culture fit.
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I do not believe there is a pilot shortage as advertised or at least no longer. Companies are getting so many resumes these days that were not showing up 3 years ago. I was a manager for a big Part 135 company and 3 years ago we would get a couple hundred resumes a month and now it is more like a thousand a month. Lots of qualified candidates. Places can be very picky once again on qualifications and culture fit.

Qualified by whose definition? Ratings? Total Time? Type of Operations?
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