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Mellokeith 05-15-2019 10:45 AM

FO possibilities
 
Hi Freightdogs,

I have a question about the employment possibilities for FO as I hope to apply with AMF once I have regained IFR proficiency. I live in a small town in NE Oklahoma about an hour away from the Joplin and Fayetteville/Bentonville airports and about 1.5 hours from Tulsa International. I have a little over 500 hours and meet AMF FO requirements. Unlike many people who ask about flying for AMF on this site, I am not looking for a particular base. I am, however, tied to my home and my wife. If AMF will let me jumpseat to bases, I'd be happy to fly wherever I am needed.

Some things I have seen from AMF say, If you live within so far of an airport..., but recently I see stuff that makes it sound like that only applies to captains. It's confusing and a little disheartening.

Does AMF entertain the idea of hiring someone like me (as FO) who will go where needed, but ultimately needs to come home to his family at the end of the week or rotation?

frmrbuffdrvr 05-15-2019 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by egothrasher (Post 2820088)
I was wondering if anyone had experience or knew about how many hours a month does an FO receive in the Spokane, WA base. I see figures like 40-80 being tossed around, would love to hear from first hand though if possible.

The runs you refer to are currently operating out of BFI and get roughly 12 hours per week. The operation out of Spokane will be starting sometime around September and the actual routings hasn't been determined yet. My guess would be that the flight time would be similar but probably a bit less just due to the destinations being closer to Spokane than Seattle.

frmrbuffdrvr 05-16-2019 05:27 AM


Originally Posted by Mellokeith (Post 2820691)
Hi Freightdogs,

I have a question about the employment possibilities for FO as I hope to apply with AMF once I have regained IFR proficiency. I live in a small town in NE Oklahoma about an hour away from the Joplin and Fayetteville/Bentonville airports and about 1.5 hours from Tulsa International. I have a little over 500 hours and meet AMF FO requirements. Unlike many people who ask about flying for AMF on this site, I am not looking for a particular base. I am, however, tied to my home and my wife. If AMF will let me jumpseat to bases, I'd be happy to fly wherever I am needed.

Some things I have seen from AMF say, If you live within so far of an airport..., but recently I see stuff that makes it sound like that only applies to captains. It's confusing and a little disheartening.

Does AMF entertain the idea of hiring someone like me (as FO) who will go where needed, but ultimately needs to come home to his family at the end of the week or rotation?

AMF doesn't prohibit "commuting" via jumpseat, but it is discouraged. At the flight time level you describe, you would be assigned to an E120 base. Our E120 runs operate Monday PM to Saturday AM or Monday AM to Friday PM. Neither of these allows much time to jump seat home. And if you don't make it back for your duty assignment, you would be subject to disciplinary action. Unlike some passenger airlines, we don't have a policy where if you have a given number of backup options available and all of them get cancelled then you would be excused.

Sorry if that puts a damper on your plans.

Utah6SD 05-20-2019 10:37 AM


Originally Posted by FreightDogs (Post 2807466)
Hi, there!

We don't typically make a hiring announcement for that position.
We have a backlog of applicants for it (hot position), so we can usually hire without posting. (Not to say that we never do. In February, we had the position open on our careers website - www.ameriflight.com/careers - for about two weeks.)
If you do meet the mins, though, I'd advise just shooting an email over to our First Officer recruiter with your resume (updated flight times) and earliest month availability you can start. Name: Kacie Freeman | Email: [email protected]

Hope that helps!

,

Is Kacie still working with Ameriflight as your FO recruiter or is there someone else I can reach out to (I looked her up on LinkedIn and it appears she left the company)? I know AMF isn't currently advertising any FO positions but I'm interesting in sending off my resume in case a slot opens in SLC in the future. Any assistance you can provide on the current recruiter for FO's would be greatly appreciated! A few quick notes on me:

- Began flying 15 years ago as Private Pilot
- Meet all hiring minimums for EMB 120 FO
- Currently employed as CFI, CFII, and MEI
- 8 Year's active duty military followed by three years as corporate safety/security manager. Vast experience with SMS/Risk Management

- T

Mellokeith 05-24-2019 04:20 PM

FO possibilities
 

Originally Posted by frmrbuffdrvr (Post 2821127)
AMF doesn't prohibit "commuting" via jumpseat, but it is discouraged. At the flight time level you describe, you would be assigned to an E120 base. Our E120 runs operate Monday PM to Saturday AM or Monday AM to Friday PM. Neither of these allows much time to jump seat home. And if you don't make it back for your duty assignment, you would be subject to disciplinary action. Unlike some passenger airlines, we don't have a policy where if you have a given number of backup options available and all of them get cancelled then you would be excused.

Sorry if that puts a damper on your plans.

frmrbuffdrvr

Thanks.
I'm still going to try to keep an open mind about this. I really don't want to go the airline route; I would rather go cargo.

I looked at the AMF site and the schedules for each base, but they didn't have STL listed at all; are there EMB120s based in STL? That's about 5 hours away... about the same distance as DFW.

Kinda looks like the best time builder base is SJU; does that sound correct?

frmrbuffdrvr 05-24-2019 07:51 PM


Originally Posted by Mellokeith (Post 2825784)
frmrbuffdrvr

Thanks.
I'm still going to try to keep an open mind about this. I really don't want to go the airline route; I would rather go cargo.

I looked at the AMF site and the schedules for each base, but they didn't have STL listed at all; are there EMB120s based in STL? That's about 5 hours away... about the same distance as DFW.

Kinda looks like the best time builder base is SJU; does that sound correct?

The St Louis base actually is located at SUS. And there are only SA227s based there, no E120s.

SJU (specifically BQN for the E120) is definitely the best time building base. The flights get around 4 hours per day, 20 hours per week.

The bases with E120s are BFI (soon to be GEG), PDX, ONT, PHX and BQN.

Mellokeith 05-25-2019 07:40 AM

FO possibilities
 

Originally Posted by frmrbuffdrvr (Post 2825884)
The St Louis base actually is located at SUS. And there are only SA227s based there, no E120s.

SJU (specifically BQN for the E120) is definitely the best time building base. The flights get around 4 hours per day, 20 hours per week.

The bases with E120s are BFI (soon to be GEG), PDX, ONT, PHX and BQN.

frmrbuffdrvr

Do many FOs request the BQN base?
Thanks for your help.

frmrbuffdrvr 05-27-2019 09:16 AM


Originally Posted by Mellokeith (Post 2826061)
frmrbuffdrvr

Do many FOs request the BQN base?
Thanks for your help.

I don't know how many request it specifically. That would be a question for recruiting. I know we have an FO starting aircraft specific training tomorrow to go there. There are two runs and we generally try to keep 3 FOs in the base to cover to sick calls and time off requests.

FreightDogs 06-04-2019 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by Utah6SD (Post 2823385)
,

Is Kacie still working with Ameriflight as your FO recruiter or is there someone else I can reach out to (I looked her up on LinkedIn and it appears she left the company)? I know AMF isn't currently advertising any FO positions but I'm interesting in sending off my resume in case a slot opens in SLC in the future. Any assistance you can provide on the current recruiter for FO's would be greatly appreciated! A few quick notes on me:

- Began flying 15 years ago as Private Pilot
- Meet all hiring minimums for EMB 120 FO
- Currently employed as CFI, CFII, and MEI
- 8 Year's active duty military followed by three years as corporate safety/security manager. Vast experience with SMS/Risk Management

- T

Hi, T!

We don't have any First Officer positions open on our website at the moment, but we'd still love to receive your resume. We hire First Officers about every two or so months as our current FOs upgrade to Captain.
We also have ACP FOs at 750-800 TT.
Here's the best place to send it: [email protected] That will get you to all of our Pilot Recruiters. Be sure to send a resume (with updated flight times), as well as location preference and availability, and hire month availability.

Hope that helps!

frmrbuffdrvr 06-29-2019 09:34 AM


Originally Posted by frmrbuffdrvr (Post 2825884)
The St Louis base actually is located at SUS. And there are only SA227s based there, no E120s.

SJU (specifically BQN for the E120) is definitely the best time building base. The flights get around 4 hours per day, 20 hours per week.

The bases with E120s are BFI (soon to be GEG), PDX, ONT, PHX and BQN.

Update; The SUS base officially closed on 6/22. Unfortunately we were outbid for the only customer we had at that base.


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