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SkyPilot3 11-10-2017 12:21 PM

Greetings, long time reader and first time posting on the Ameriflight thred. I just accepted a BE99 home based captain position indoc starts Jan 8th.
Was hoping for any feedback on how the home based positions are working out and also like to hear from anyone else that is scheduled for that class on January 8th. Thanks!

3inthegreen 11-10-2017 01:01 PM

Are there any routes in the system that don't involve any sit time at the outstation?

frmrbuffdrvr 11-10-2017 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by 3inthegreen (Post 2463928)
Are there any routes in the system that don't involve any sit time at the outstation?

Very few. The "glow flight" runs (radioactive pharmaceuticals) are usually just out and back. Unless they are so long that you have to lay over to get rest and avoid 8/24 flight time rules.

Jet757 11-11-2017 06:29 AM

Hey everyone, I'm sorry if this already been asked before, but how much do Ameriflight pilots average per month on the Beech 99? I've seen a figure as high as 80hrs just wanted a second opinion.

Blocku 11-11-2017 08:43 AM


Originally Posted by Jet757 (Post 2464271)
Hey everyone, I'm sorry if this already been asked before, but how much do Ameriflight pilots average per month on the Beech 99? I've seen a figure as high as 80hrs just wanted a second opinion.

That's a bit high. Most people avg about 700 hrs a year. By month that's 58.3

frmrbuffdrvr 11-11-2017 09:32 AM


Originally Posted by Blocku (Post 2464350)
That's a bit high. Most people avg about 700 hrs a year. By month that's 58.3

Yeah, I was gonna say 40-60 per month. There are a few runs that get 80 or more, but not as a fleet wide average.

Javichu 11-11-2017 10:58 AM

I know this is not the place, but I think you guys have a solid aviation background and advice would be very helpful.
Iím at a point where I could keep logging VFR ME (50h/m) and then get a job with a fedex feeder for example, one of those beautiful caravans. Or I could also get with Ameriflight around January/February, ACP with around 900h.
In the past it would be a no brained, turbine multi, but since nowadays itís not that important, I wouldnít care if itís single or multi.
What would make more sense for you all?
Imagine I had both opportunities on my hand, which I donít obviously.



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PT6 Flyer 11-11-2017 11:18 AM

Javichu,

Are you planning on moving on to the majors? What is your ultimate goal?

Javichu 11-11-2017 11:21 AM

Majors is the goal yes. One never knows of course but that has been my dream for decades


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Javichu 11-13-2017 05:59 AM

Nope? Anybody? :-)

What about junior bases for the beech 99?. After the "floater" period and once you become a restricted captain, are there any bases easier/more difficult to get?

What b99 get to fly more?


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