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Kougarok 12-04-2008 04:37 PM

Anyone know if there are part-time or on call jobs at PDX for Ameriflight?

beech1980 12-04-2008 05:57 PM

i dont think so, i am ptoc. but i worked there full time before i took a corporate job.

own nav 12-05-2008 07:45 AM


Originally Posted by skatergeek (Post 510477)
Question for all you AMF'ers out there.

How do the runs at Ameriflight work? Does your route change every week or do you have the same route for the entire month? How often do you bid for bases/routes/etc. Also, I know for the PA31 its a M-F gig, so that means you only get 8 days off a month?

If you're outstation based, you fly the same schedule every week. If you live in the city with the base, it can change every week. There is a stipulation in the employee handbook about taking "personal" days if you need them.

Many pilots try to get reserve duty on the days they have appointments or other duty, but unlike 121 airlines, reserve at Ameriflight can be the senior bid, because you still get paid the same for the day, whether you fly or not.

mmaviator 12-08-2008 04:58 PM

just talk to SP and was told i need 100pic for currency to qualify?? sounds appropriate but still a little confused. anyone else hear this or similar story?

freightdog 12-08-2008 07:54 PM


Originally Posted by mmaviator (Post 514314)
just talk to SP and was told i need 100pic for currency to qualify?? sounds appropriate but still a little confused. anyone else hear this or similar story?

100 PIC what? multi? total? last 90 days? give us more info! Plus things are getting more competitive. We are looking to run a class of 12 in January.

mmaviator 12-08-2008 08:15 PM

100pic period in last year(fuloughed from 121 carrier and only know what the right side of the aircraft does). any advice?

The website says nothing bout currency other than instrument.

Scooter2525 12-08-2008 10:21 PM

Find someone with a plane and go on a longgggggg cross country.

Luv2Rotate 12-09-2008 10:40 AM

Or find multiple people who are doing engine runs and log that.:cool::D

FlyingPirate 12-09-2008 11:14 AM

What is the best way to apply to Ameriflight?

freightdog 12-10-2008 02:41 PM


Originally Posted by FlyingPirate (Post 515029)
What is the best way to apply to Ameriflight?

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.

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.

V1Rotate 01-07-2009 10:10 AM


Originally Posted by Luv2Rotate (Post 532277)
They are in CASS but you work 5 days a week so it limits your ability to go places.

Didn't I read that you had an additional 2 days a week that you could take off? Perhaps line them up with a weekend for a 4 day vacation?

Blkflyer 01-07-2009 10:37 AM


Originally Posted by Luv2Rotate (Post 532277)
They are in CASS but you work 5 days a week so it limits your ability to go places.

Last I checked they were not in CASS

Scooter2525 01-07-2009 11:58 AM


Originally Posted by Blkflyer (Post 532723)
Last I checked they were not in CASS

They are...

Blkflyer 01-07-2009 12:07 PM


Originally Posted by Scooter2525 (Post 532802)
They are...

I stand corrected

scjfly 01-07-2009 04:30 PM


Originally Posted by V1Rotate (Post 532695)
Didn't I read that you had an additional 2 days a week that you could take off? Perhaps line them up with a weekend for a 4 day vacation?

that is 2 days per month, unpaid, schedule permitting.

scjfly 01-07-2009 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by skatergeek (Post 532244)
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.

This is true, I do it quite often. SWA crews have been nothing but great about it too.

find a way 01-12-2009 05:41 PM

so has anyone actually gotten hired for the class in january that was being talked about or have they moved back the date for it?

aviator921 01-13-2009 02:34 PM

Anyone know if Ameriflight drug tests
 
I know I'm being paranoid, but I live with a roomate that uses prescription marijuana for a medical condition and feel as if I can test positive for second hand smoke.
Im interviewing for Ameriflight and want to know if they take urine samples.

Any info is greatly appreciated.

Boris Badenov 01-13-2009 03:54 PM

No, Shaggy, it's on the honor system. I'd quit smoking anything that made me dumb enough to post the above.

skatergeek 01-13-2009 05:07 PM

Aviator921 - When is your interview?

sqwkvfr 01-14-2009 08:47 PM


Originally Posted by find a way (Post 536588)
so has anyone actually gotten hired for the class in january that was being talked about or have they moved back the date for it?

It started Monday.

aviator4hire 01-15-2009 04:52 AM

Is there any chance of a class after the Janurary class? Is hiring still going?

freightdog 01-15-2009 05:16 AM


Originally Posted by aviator4hire (Post 538135)
Is there any chance of a class after the Janurary class? Is hiring still going?

It is hard to say how this January indoc class will affect our overall numbers and our staffing needs. We still may conduct interviews to have pilots go swimming, but we'll have to see. If all the indocees get through then we may be ok. But if we have a significant drop out rate then we may need a few extra.

skatergeek 01-19-2009 12:37 PM

Well, Ameriflight had an add today for BE99 Capts on climbto350. Anybody know how many people they need?

jaxpilot 01-19-2009 01:58 PM

They have ads today for BE99, PA31, SA227 and BE1900 on climbto350.com but they keep appearing and then disappearing. Who knows whats going on.

BURflyer 01-19-2009 08:21 PM


Originally Posted by jaxpilot (Post 541082)
They have ads today for BE99, PA31, SA227 and BE1900 on climbto350.com but they keep appearing and then disappearing. Who knows whats going on.

climbtonowhere recycles most of their job posts

Vegaspilot 01-20-2009 06:27 AM

They're also listed on Ameriflight's website under current openings and they weren't there a few days back.

Short Bus Drive 01-20-2009 06:30 AM


Originally Posted by jaxpilot (Post 541082)
They have ads today for BE99, PA31, SA227 and BE1900 on climbto350.com but they keep appearing and then disappearing. Who knows whats going on.

That's what they have advertised on their website (Ameriflight's):confused:

SkyStormer6 01-31-2009 08:47 PM

What are the chances of someone with just below 135 mins, about 100 hours short, of getting an SIC position or doing the "pay to play" deal. I'm currently doing single pilot IFR in a 310 and loving every minute of it. I'd like to look into Ameriflight a little more, seems like it would be my cup of tea. Just sent my resume so I guess I'll find out soon enough anyway, just thought I'd see if anyone was getting on as an SIC right now.

UCLAbruins 02-01-2009 03:35 AM

What's the "pay to play" deal?

I hope its not what I'm thinking, please say it ain't so


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