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Old 02-14-2018, 05:32 AM   #4271  
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Youíre right, itís not constructive. However itís a valid question given your post.
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:52 AM   #4272  
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I am currently at a 121 regional and really interesting in flying cargo and home basing! What kind of flight times are competitive for a direct entry captain? Also, if anyone could clarify the details. The job postings say the schedule is 1/2 then 2/2 (weeks on/weeks off), however, several recruiting videos I have found say it is 18/12 days on/off. My background:

2050 TOTAL
1100 Mil R/W
775 PIC
660 ME turboprop (pt 121)

My times are eerily similar to this. I also would be interested in the chances of getting hired on as a home based captain. Looking to eventually get into ISR and the turboprop time would help.
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:51 PM   #4273  
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:57 PM   #4274  
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My times are eerily similar to this. I also would be interested in the chances of getting hired on as a home based captain. Looking to eventually get into ISR and the turboprop time would help.
We have Home-Based Captain positions open for all of our aircraft except for the Chieftain. With your hours, we'd look at your for a BE1900 or Metro HB position.

Hope that helps!
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We have Home-Based Captain positions open for all of our aircraft except for the Chieftain. With your hours, we'd look at your for a BE1900 or Metro HB position.

Hope that helps!
You have HB positions for the 99 too?
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:49 AM   #4276  
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Hello. I'm thinking of applying at the end of summer and I have a few questions I hope some of you can answer.

1. How easy is it to get a PDX base out of training and when in the application/training process do you get assigned a base?
2. I will most likely meet the 1200 hr captain minimums by the time I apply. If I've had no 135 experience, is it likely that I will get an SIC position first? I think this would be preferable so I could learn the ropes first.
3. If I wanted to start training around September/October-ish, when would be a good time to apply?

Thank you. I appreciate all the help I can get.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:26 AM   #4277  
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You have HB positions for the 99 too?
Yep, here's a link to it: Home Based Captain Cargo Pilot - Careers At Ameriflight, LLC
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:31 AM   #4278  
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Hello. I'm thinking of applying at the end of summer and I have a few questions I hope some of you can answer.

1. How easy is it to get a PDX base out of training and when in the application/training process do you get assigned a base?
2. I will most likely meet the 1200 hr captain minimums by the time I apply. If I've had no 135 experience, is it likely that I will get an SIC position first? I think this would be preferable so I could learn the ropes first.
3. If I wanted to start training around September/October-ish, when would be a good time to apply?

Thank you. I appreciate all the help I can get.
Hi, there!

1. It's relatively easy to get PDX. If you look at our careers site, you'll see what's currently open for PDX. Those positions have already been looked over by our current pilots, so it's up for grabs on a first come first serve basis.
2. If you are at 1,200TT, you'll be placed in the BE99 as a Captain. (Of course, this is only as long as your ME, XC, Night, PIC, and Instrument are at our 99 Captain mins, as well.)
3. Your interview is only good for six months, so sometime within that time frame. But I'd say if you are shooting for September, apply at the end of July or the beginning of August.

Also, here's the full list of time mins for our BE99 Captain positions: 1,200 TT, 150 ME, 500 XC (defined as point to point), 100 night, 500 PIC, 75 instrument
Not all of those numbers are hard, so if you can compensate for a spot you are low on, you'll still be able to get a spot.

Hope that helps!
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Hello. I'm thinking of applying at the end of summer and I have a few questions I hope some of you can answer.

1. How easy is it to get a PDX base out of training and when in the application/training process do you get assigned a base?
2. I will most likely meet the 1200 hr captain minimums by the time I apply. If I've had no 135 experience, is it likely that I will get an SIC position first? I think this would be preferable so I could learn the ropes first.
3. If I wanted to start training around September/October-ish, when would be a good time to apply?

Thank you. I appreciate all the help I can get.
Except for the E120 that requires a first officer, the only reason we hire into the right seat is to give a pilot a way to reach part 135 required times for IFR captain. So if you are at or just past 135 numbers (1200TT, 500 CC, 100 night, 75 instrument) you will go straight to the left seat of a BE99. Don't worry about not having flown 135 before. We work with you during training to get you up to speed on 135 requirements. And we have all sorts of folks available (training captains, chief pilots, etc) available 24/7 to answer any questions and keep you safe and on track.
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What would the projected career path be for someone with 135 IFR mins, but only 15 ME time?
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