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krinkldink 05-20-2009 08:07 PM

Does Ameriflight have GPS in their planes? Or are they still using ADF's?

freightdog 05-21-2009 07:54 AM

Originally Posted by krinkldink (Post 614239)
Does Ameriflight have GPS in their planes? Or are they still using ADF's?

Both, we're getting GPSs' in the PA31s, Be99s, Metros and the airports that have NDBs with GPS overlays are getting the aircraft on those runs. Some places we still regularly use ADFs.

TangoBar 05-21-2009 08:02 PM

Originally Posted by fjetter (Post 605221)
This question is aimed at AMF, Airnet, Ram Air, etc. Do your companies give you an ATP if you have the qualifications when going through new hire training. I ask because its probably gonna be a while before they hire below ATP mins again.

For AMF, no, not for new hires. The company is not opposed to giving you an ATP, but it depends on the situation. Checkrides in the PA31 and BE99 are generally conducted by company check airmen, and there may not be any check airmen who are also DPEs. However, if you are taking a type ride for one of the larger aircraft, and you meet all the requirements for an ATP (written and aero exp.), you would most likely be able to get the ATP. Basically, since you need to ride with a DPE anyway for the type rating, there's no additional cost to take an ATP ride at the same time.

I am fairly certain that AMF does not have any inention of making the ATP a requirement for being hired for the PA31- frankly, most people who have an ATP don't want to deal with flying a Chieftain!

Originally Posted by loudgarrettdriver (Post 605428)
Why would you want to put a type on a commercial cert anyway? pretty useless.

Getting the type on a commercial cert makes a lot of sense for an AMF pilot who has the chance to upgrade to a large aircraft but doesn't meet all the minimums for an ATP.

SVA402 06-01-2009 04:30 PM

Any other AMF poolees going to class next week?

find a way 06-02-2009 08:58 AM

and also, for the poeple who did get a class, how many hours do you have and qualifications. im just curious to see how far down the pool list i really am.

Spoilers 06-02-2009 09:09 AM

Friend of mine is going to be in next weeks class. He is right around 135 mins. Not sure how much Multi he has.

SVA402 06-02-2009 09:16 AM

3500TT, 2000ME, ATP, 3 EMB Types.

Scooter2525 06-02-2009 10:49 PM

what bases were you guys hired in and what eqp?

SVA402 06-03-2009 06:51 AM

PA-31 Open Domicile is all they're doing now.

UltraFlyer1982 06-10-2009 06:31 PM

please don't tell me you wouldn't fly for Ameriflight just because they don't have a GPS.... if you need a GPS everywhere you go, then you need to learn how to fly. :rolleyes:

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