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FlyingPirate 12-11-2008 06:22 AM

Thanks for all your help!

Scooter2525 12-11-2008 09:05 PM


Originally Posted by freightdog (Post 515991)
I guess the absolute best way would be to call Sylvia Perez directly and either email your resume to her or fill it out online. One advantage to calling is that when you interview she can put a face to all the harassing phone calls wanting a job!

Rumor is we are looking to run a class of 12 in January.

one class or two split?

freightdog 12-14-2008 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by Scooter2525 (Post 516862)
one class or two split?

I think one class of 12.

skatergeek 12-22-2008 07:33 PM

Does anybody at AMF know if there are any classes scheduled after the one in Jan?

freightdog 12-22-2008 08:02 PM


Originally Posted by skatergeek (Post 524019)
Does anybody at AMF know if there are any classes scheduled after the one in Jan?

Haven't heard yet for anything after January.

V1Rotate 01-02-2009 07:38 PM

I've been working at TransPac Aviation Academy (formerly Pan Am) for almost a year now and I'm looking to take the next step in my career. Ameriflight appeals to me for several reasons, multi-PIC right off the bat, opportunity for turbine time, and an income that I can live on with my student loan payments (as opposed to regional airline FO). I almost have 135 mins (1050/80M). Looking on the airlines page, they appear to be hiring.

Can anyone give me an idea of what its like to work for them? Also, given the economic situation are they relatively stable financially? Is it true that you have to load your own cargo? If so how difficult is this?

Thanks all.

Luv2Rotate 01-02-2009 07:52 PM

Ameriflight is a a good place to start but to get into the BE99's gonna be a long wait. I have friends who work there and have been with Ameriflight since 2006 and are still waiting to get into the 99. There are out station opportunities but even those are slim to come by.
You can try looking into Ram Air or even Planemasters who happens to fly Caravans which would be a quick way to build 1000hr turbine PIC. Good luck.

freightdog 01-03-2009 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by V1Rotate (Post 529632)
I've been working at TransPac Aviation Academy (formerly Pan Am) for almost a year now and I'm looking to take the next step in my career. Ameriflight appeals to me for several reasons, multi-PIC right off the bat, opportunity for turbine time, and an income that I can live on with my student loan payments (as opposed to regional airline FO). I almost have 135 mins (1050/80M). Looking on the airlines page, they appear to be hiring.

Can anyone give me an idea of what its like to work for them? Also, given the economic situation are they relatively stable financially? Is it true that you have to load your own cargo? If so how difficult is this?

Thanks all.

While some airlines are furloughing we are expanding with new routes and service. We are still hiring, a class of 12 this January, but after this month it is hard to say where are numbers are for staffing. We're looking to expand in several markets in the CONUS. Some bases take longer than others to get into something that burns Jet-A.

As for the question about loading own cargo, yes this is true. If don't like shoveling boxes then don't apply. Some bases, the pilots load/unload more than others. For example, this morning (0000-0530) I flew BUR-OAK-BUR with bank and courier work on board and going into each base I didn't even have to touch a box on either end because we had line service to load/unload. However, if you are at a base servicing UPS you might have their union loaders packing your airplane, but at your destination(s) UPS usually only sends one or two drivers and you have to help unload the freight and load it back up in the evening for the return flight.
Sometimes having to load up a whole Metro with 3,000 lbs of freight really sucks at times, but it's essential to help provide good customer service to UPS and to get the flight out on time.

I started at AMF 2.5 years ago and have never regretted coming here. Right now I'm glad that I have a job and I still really enjoy the flying. I've learned more sometimes in one flight than years of flight training.

skatergeek 01-06-2009 08:27 PM

Is Ameriflight in CASS? I know there is an agreement with SWA, can Amflight pilots ride up front? or is the agreement for non-rev space in the back.

Luv2Rotate 01-06-2009 09:11 PM

They are in CASS but you work 5 days a week so it limits your ability to go places.


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