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PotatoChip 10-09-2017 06:25 AM

Has anyone started the new home-based schedule? Two weeks on, one week off, two weeks on, two weeks off?

Is it available for all airframes?

PetRock 10-09-2017 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by FreightDogs (Post 2442516)
Hi, there!

This is separate from the UPS intern program. That'll still be a thing, but this is for pilots working here now and pilots that will be working here in the future (not through the intern gateway program).

When we finalize the details, there will be a number of benchmarks the pilot has to fulfill (like professional development, personal development, length with Ameriflight, etc.)

For current Ameriflight pilots, what they have done with us so far counts toward the program. So if they've been here for two years, that'll count toward the time requirement and if they have a certain number of hours with us that'll count toward the hour requirement and so on and so forth.

Hope that makes sense! :)

That is good news.

Thanks for the clarification.

own nav 10-10-2017 05:53 AM


Originally Posted by collegedropout9 (Post 2443771)
Anyone currently flying the BE99 for AMF that could share what the avionics package installed on the airplane is? Are all of the airplanes standard? I thought I saw a cockpit photo on The AMF Facebook page that showed a STEC 30 installed. It looked like a Garmin GPS was installed as well, but I could not make it out. Anyone flying in the home based program of 2/7/2/2? How do you like it? Do you have the opportunity to upgrade to the 1900 relatively soon. Any details you could share would be appreciated.

Thanks, CD9

Garmin 430 and Stec 30 are standard for the 99. There are some still without either, but they are cycling through the fleet, one at a time to put the GPS in at the same time as the ADS B transponder.

frmrbuffdrvr 10-10-2017 06:32 AM


Originally Posted by own nav (Post 2444357)
Garmin 430 and Stec 30 are standard for the 99. There are some still without either, but they are cycling through the fleet, one at a time to put the GPS in at the same time as the ADS B transponder.

I believe the ones being put in with the ADS B are Garmin 650.

frmrbuffdrvr 10-10-2017 08:16 AM


Originally Posted by PotatoChip (Post 2443807)
Has anyone started the new home-based schedule? Two weeks on, one week off, two weeks on, two weeks off?

Is it available for all airframes?

Home based for the type rated equipment (SA227, BE1900 and E120) has been going on for about a year. The official schedule is 18 days on/12 off but because of our flight schedules it usually runs a 14 days on/14 off. But you can be kept at your TDY station for a couple days beyond that if needed because of the official 18 on.

I don't really know about the home based BE99. The very first pilots on that schedule are in the indoc class that just started yesterday. I don't even know if the schedule you cite is even correct.

PotatoChip 10-10-2017 08:44 AM


Originally Posted by frmrbuffdrvr (Post 2444478)
Home based for the type rated equipment (SA227, BE1900 and E120) has been going on for about a year. The official schedule is 18 days on/12 off but because of our flight schedules it usually runs a 14 days on/14 off. But you can be kept at your TDY station for a couple days beyond that if needed because of the official 18 on.

I don't really know about the home based BE99. The very first pilots on that schedule are in the indoc class that just started yesterday. I don't even know if the schedule you cite is even correct.

Thanks!!
The schedule I posted was on indeed.com, posted By Ameriflight.

frmrbuffdrvr 10-10-2017 10:40 AM


Originally Posted by PotatoChip (Post 2444494)
Thanks!!
The schedule I posted was on indeed.com, posted By Ameriflight.

Yeah, I have verified that is going to be the schedule for all new home based captains in all planes. 2 weeks on/1 week off/2 weeks on/2 weeks off. You won't necessarily start at the actual beginning of that schedule when you are released to the line but that is the flow of it once you start. Conceivably you could finish your check ride and roll into the schedule at the beginning of the 2 weeks off or the middle of one of the two weeks on blocks or anywhere in between.

max gross 10-11-2017 06:56 PM

Does AMF require a training contract?

FreightDogs 10-12-2017 11:49 AM


Originally Posted by Shane23 (Post 2442859)
Thank you for providing all of the requirements.

I was a CFI/CFII but have not flown in some time. I am returning to aviation and just got check out for a 1st class medical and have my flight review/instrument schedule to be completed this month. My question is about how many current hours does Ameriflight require?

PIC 850
Multi 43
CC 223
Complex 93
Night 46

Hi!

There's really not a number of current hours required.
What is required though is that you are IFR current.
Other than that, you are good to go!

FreightDogs 10-12-2017 11:55 AM


Originally Posted by FlightLife (Post 2443442)
Hi there.

I'm interested in the seasonal positions that you have posted. I saw that it is for certain bases and for the PA31 and BE99 only. Are we able to choose which one of those aircraft and which of those bases? Or is it what and where needed? I've been looking for a seasonal job like this so I can keep a helicopter seasonal summer job.

Thanks.

Hi, there!

Glad to hear you are interested in the seasonal spots!
Yes, you are able to choose. As long as you are qualified for the aircraft, you can choose it!
As for the bases, it is a little bit of a choice. It definitely depends on where we need you. We pay for your housing, travel, and per diem, so typically location is not an issue.

Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!

Javichu 10-12-2017 11:58 AM

Any idea on when the next classes with ACP spots will be? I'm doing my numbers here :)


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FreightDogs 10-12-2017 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by collegedropout9 (Post 2443771)
Anyone currently flying the BE99 for AMF that could share what the avionics package installed on the airplane is? Are all of the airplanes standard? I thought I saw a cockpit photo on The AMF Facebook page that showed a STEC 30 installed. It looked like a Garmin GPS was installed as well, but I could not make it out. Anyone flying in the home based program of 2/7/2/2? How do you like it? Do you have the opportunity to upgrade to the 1900 relatively soon. Any details you could share would be appreciated.

Thanks, CD9

Hi, there!

It looks like your first question was answered.
The Home Based Captain schedule is 14/7/14/14.
Upgrade time is relatively quick depending on your schedule. We have preferred BE1900 Captain mins that we need you to be at or near before you upgrade: 1,800 TT, 250 ME, 500 XC (defined as point to point), 100 night, 1,000 PIC, 100 instrument, 100 Turbine
At the moment, we use a quarterly bid system to change aircraft and locations.

Hope that helps!

FreightDogs 10-12-2017 12:00 PM


Originally Posted by PotatoChip (Post 2443807)
Has anyone started the new home-based schedule? Two weeks on, one week off, two weeks on, two weeks off?

Is it available for all airframes?

Hi, there!

Yes, 14/7/14/14 is the schedule.
This position is available for all aircraft except the Chieftain.

Hope that helps!

FreightDogs 10-12-2017 12:02 PM


Originally Posted by max gross (Post 2445503)
Does AMF require a training contract?

Nope, no training contract.

FreightDogs 10-12-2017 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by Javichu (Post 2446022)
Any idea on when the next classes with ACP spots will be? I'm doing my numbers here :)


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Hi, there!

Our best guess is January.
Folks are upgrading to the left seat and opening up those spots, but we're not thinking we'll be able to take any until January.

Hope that helps!

Javichu 10-12-2017 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by FreightDogs (Post 2446037)
Hi, there!

Our best guess is January.
Folks are upgrading to the left seat and opening up those spots, but we're not thinking we'll be able to take any until January.

Hope that helps!



It does! Thanks :)

I'm honoring my contract and I can't leave till December/January, so that would be perfect.




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Ifly3977x 10-13-2017 09:55 AM

Is there a way we can apply for the ACP now or will you post it closer to January?

FlightLife 10-14-2017 11:03 AM

Interview Sim Ride
 
Is the interview sim ride conducted at the base closest to where I currently live, or is it done at the base to which I apply? And, is a random approach procedure chosen to fly at that location? What type of simulator is used? I'd like to get some practice in as close to the real thing as possible before getting to that point.

frmrbuffdrvr 10-15-2017 07:41 AM


Originally Posted by FlightLife (Post 2447173)
Is the interview sim ride conducted at the base closest to where I currently live, or is it done at the base to which I apply? And, is a random approach procedure chosen to fly at that location? What type of simulator is used? I'd like to get some practice in as close to the real thing as possible before getting to that point.

There is no interview sim. There is a technical interview but it is all done over the phone.

Javichu 10-15-2017 07:44 AM

It may be a stupid question but how's the workload as a single pilot IFR? I know not all the planes have GPS and of course no AP.
I fly single pilot VFR and obviously it's a piece of cake, but just wondering


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FlightLife 10-15-2017 08:48 AM


Originally Posted by frmrbuffdrvr (Post 2447542)
There is no interview sim. There is a technical interview but it is all done over the phone.

Oh, I didn't know that. Is this a recent change? I've heard in the past that there was a simulator check as part of the hiring process.
Thanks for the reply.

frmrbuffdrvr 10-16-2017 06:05 AM


Originally Posted by FlightLife (Post 2447588)
Oh, I didn't know that. Is this a recent change? I've heard in the past that there was a simulator check as part of the hiring process.
Thanks for the reply.

It's been a year or two. Pretty much since we got our own recruiting department doing the interviews instead of base assistant chief pilots.

higherclimb 10-16-2017 08:10 PM


Originally Posted by frmrbuffdrvr (Post 2447984)
It's been a year or two. Pretty much since we got our own recruiting department doing the interviews instead of base assistant chief pilots.

Do you know if the BE99 is available in PDX? I sent in my application but havenít heard anything.

frmrbuffdrvr 10-21-2017 08:11 AM


Originally Posted by higherclimb (Post 2448641)
Do you know if the BE99 is available in PDX? I sent in my application but havenít heard anything.

I don't know anything specific about PDX. I know in general we still need people everywhere. We had 22 in the indoc class a week ago. That's about the max we can handle unless we rent an outside space for the classroom. So hang in there and keep updating your times.

higherclimb 10-21-2017 12:21 PM


Originally Posted by frmrbuffdrvr (Post 2451653)
I don't know anything specific about PDX. I know in general we still need people everywhere. We had 22 in the indoc class a week ago. That's about the max we can handle unless we rent an outside space for the classroom. So hang in there and keep updating your times.

Thanks. I got about 1700 hours. I put in my application about 2 weeks ago... Iíll wait and see if someone calls.

bigwiggz89 11-01-2017 06:36 PM

Accelerated Captain Position
 
Saw on the Ameriflight website something about an accelerated captain job for first officers. Anyone there currently have any information about it? What airframe will you be flying at 1,000 hours to get your 135 captain mind? Im currently an f/o with 1,000+ flying the Cessna Caravan for a 135 outfit.

Swakid8 11-02-2017 08:49 PM


Originally Posted by bigwiggz89 (Post 2459063)
Saw on the Ameriflight website something about an accelerated captain job for first officers. Anyone there currently have any information about it? What airframe will you be flying at 1,000 hours to get your 135 captain mind? Im currently an f/o with 1,000+ flying the Cessna Caravan for a 135 outfit.



Are you who I think you are?


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Javichu 11-06-2017 11:45 AM

Hello everyone. Anybody knows how are the beech 99 equipped? GPS, AP, E6B, anything? Or it's pure old school :-)
Just wondering.


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Javichu 11-07-2017 01:48 AM

Nah stupid question, I read the last 50 pages yesterday night. As old school as it gets haha.


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whaledriver3 11-09-2017 06:19 AM

Flight time requirements
 
Hi. I'm a little unclear about the requirements for the EMB120 FO position that were posted by Freightdogs on 10/5. 500TT and 500Pic. Seems unlikely that you could get to 500TT without some significant non-PIC time. Thanks.

frmrbuffdrvr 11-09-2017 11:07 AM


Originally Posted by Javichu (Post 2461654)
Nah stupid question, I read the last 50 pages yesterday night. As old school as it gets haha.


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Not completely. Over the past year we have upgraded most, if not all, BE99s to include GPS. 2018 is the year we intend to do the same with the metros.

Javichu 11-09-2017 11:10 AM

Thatís nice. I saw my first B99 the other day at beef island and I climbed to the cockpit. Impressive atmosphere and HUGE compared to my islander haha. I was impressed honestly


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Javichu 11-09-2017 11:13 AM

Actually the pilot told me they were upgrading them (SJU based) with Shinny Garmin Ďsthí and autopilots


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PetRock 11-09-2017 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by whaledriver3 (Post 2463084)
Hi. I'm a little unclear about the requirements for the EMB120 FO position that were posted by Freightdogs on 10/5. 500TT and 500Pic. Seems unlikely that you could get to 500TT without some significant non-PIC time. Thanks.

Yeah, If I could do the ads over again, I would just list 500 PIC and be done with it...

99842 11-09-2017 04:15 PM

Quick question for current Ameriflight pilots: What are Ameriflights plans to meet the ADS-B requirements for 2020? I assume they will invest in what is needed even for the older Navajo and Beech 99 airframes? And will the upgrades bring Ameriflight into the RNAV world?
Sorry if this has been asked before... I missed it, if so.
Thanks!

own nav 11-10-2017 09:52 AM


Originally Posted by 99842 (Post 2463426)
Quick question for current Ameriflight pilots: What are Ameriflights plans to meet the ADS-B requirements for 2020? I assume they will invest in what is needed even for the older Navajo and Beech 99 airframes? And will the upgrades bring Ameriflight into the RNAV world?
Sorry if this has been asked before... I missed it, if so.
Thanks!

Yes, they have been bringing in BE99s one at a time for the GPS/transponder upgrades. They typically get an stec 30 autopilot in the process.

I don't fly at a base with chieftains, but yeah, 2020 is the deadline for everything to comply.

Javichu 11-10-2017 09:56 AM

GPS and AP makes that job way more attractive :-)


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jonnyjetprop 11-10-2017 10:21 AM

Autopilots? Things are changing since the 1980's.

Javichu 11-10-2017 10:22 AM

Those Stec 30 are so odd haha


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own nav 11-10-2017 11:12 AM


Originally Posted by Javichu (Post 2463800)
GPS and AP makes that job way more attractive :-)


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I'm sure, especially for a new hire in unfamiliar territory. The added situational awareness, and even just heading mode in turbulence is one less axis of motion to juggle in a high workload environment.


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