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FreightDogs 07-29-2019 11:02 AM


Originally Posted by LowerLoon185 (Post 2861279)
Thank you very much. My plane (which I have done all my training in) has a Garmin 650 and an old six pack. I pretty much spend all my time flying under the hood and doing cross countries, still trying to build night time.

Not sure if it still applies, but back a few years in this thread there was a lot of discussion about training failures; one number thrown out was 50%. Thatís a little sobering, donít know if that was fact or fiction though.

In the 99, it will be a Garmin 650 or a Garmin 750.

That training failure rate is not accurate. Each aircraft is going to have a different percentage.
Our recruiters will go through your experience with you and make sure the BE99 as a DEC is the right fit for you. With what you've mentioned so far, it sounds like you'd be a great fit for the BE99.
AMF training is tough, but only because they need you to be trained/prepared. Study what they send you, have a good attitude, and you should be good to go.

LowerLoon185 07-29-2019 02:00 PM


Originally Posted by FreightDogs (Post 2861327)
In the 99, it will be a Garmin 650 or a Garmin 750.

That training failure rate is not accurate. Each aircraft is going to have a different percentage.
Our recruiters will go through your experience with you and make sure the BE99 as a DEC is the right fit for you. With what you've mentioned so far, it sounds like you'd be a great fit for the BE99.
AMF training is tough, but only because they need you to be trained/prepared. Study what they send you, have a good attitude, and you should be good to go.

Thank you FreightDogs, really appreciate it. Iíve been scoping out my next step, looks like AMF is great fit.

frmrbuffdrvr 08-02-2019 07:17 AM


Originally Posted by flyingpotato (Post 2863579)
Hi All,

Wasn't able to find much information on the Louisville base. I was wondering if anyone knew how long it would take to get the SDF base? Also, how much flying is done out of there? Are all Ameriflight aircraft flown out of there?

SDF is all metros and BE1900s, so it will depend on where your experience is coming in. I don't know if there are any current openings, but we do have turn over there (as at every base) so that would be the main driving factor once you are qualified.

I'm gonna copy this over to the primary AMF thread. I know recruiting monitors that one.

FlightLife 08-07-2019 03:58 PM

AMF Training
 

Originally Posted by LowerLoon185 (Post 2861435)
Thank you FreightDogs, really appreciate it. Iíve been scoping out my next step, looks like AMF is great fit.

Good advice from FreightDogs. I can't really add much else. Study prior to arrival to indoc is very important. Follow the study priority outlined in the welcome packet; it helps. I came to flying single-pilot night IFR in icing conditions at Ameriflight from flying VFR helicopters. Big transition, but possible with preparation. Study study study, and if you're not comfortable flying IFR without a GPS, hop in a sim and turn the GPS off. Pretty much all our aircraft have GPS, but you'll be expected to fly without it.

I'm happy to answer any questions.

Good luck!

LowerLoon185 08-08-2019 07:14 AM


Originally Posted by FlightLife (Post 2866704)
Good advice from FreightDogs. I can't really add much else. Study prior to arrival to indoc is very important. Follow the study priority outlined in the welcome packet; it helps. I came to flying single-pilot night IFR in icing conditions at Ameriflight from flying VFR helicopters. Big transition, but possible with preparation. Study study study, and if you're not comfortable flying IFR without a GPS, hop in a sim and turn the GPS off. Pretty much all our aircraft have GPS, but you'll be expected to fly without it.

I'm happy to answer any questions.

Good luck!

FlightLife,

Thank you for the feedback, that's good to hear. Most of my time is VFR cross country (GA) and years back i used to tow gliders. I plan on focusing hard this fall in doing as much M.E. IFR work i can in prep for this potential opportunity. My goal is to get a shot at the 99 out of DFW and hopefully upgrade to the 1900 from there. Thanks again.

FreightDogs 08-08-2019 09:26 AM

Flight Min Update
 
Just an update on Ameriflight's SA227 Captain TT min.
Ameriflight just changed the TT min for SA227 Captains to 2,000 TT.

Full flight mins for that position:
SA227 Captain: 2,000 TT, 250 ME, 500 XC (defined as point to point), 100 night, 1,000 PIC, 100 instrument, 200 Turbine, 121 or 135 experience

Hotspot 08-10-2019 07:52 AM


Originally Posted by FreightDogs (Post 2867063)
Just an update on Ameriflight's SA227 Captain TT min.
Ameriflight just changed the TT min for SA227 Captains to 2,000 TT.

Full flight mins for that position:
SA227 Captain: 2,000 TT, 250 ME, 500 XC (defined as point to point), 100 night, 1,000 PIC, 100 instrument, 200 Turbine, 121 or 135 experience



Do ACP pilots get paid the same starting salary of $50,000, or is it the same as the FO on a EMB?

frmrbuffdrvr 08-11-2019 07:37 PM


Originally Posted by Hotspot (Post 2868060)
Do ACP pilots get paid the same starting salary of $50,000, or is it the same as the FO on a EMB?

ACP pilots start out as FOs in either the SA227 or BE1900, so they receive the same FO pay as in the E120. Once they become captains (either restricted or unrestricted) in the BE99, then they make the $50K captain pay.

DeeDee214 08-12-2019 02:57 PM


Originally Posted by frmrbuffdrvr (Post 2868790)
ACP pilots start out as FOs in either the SA227 or BE1900, so they receive the same FO pay as in the E120. Once they become captains (either restricted or unrestricted) in the BE99, then they make the $50K captain pay.

Would someone with 1000TT apply to ACP or should they apply for a listed captain vacancy? I ask since I understand at 1000TT ACPs are made restricted captains till 1200TT.

frmrbuffdrvr 08-13-2019 04:42 AM


Originally Posted by DeeDee214 (Post 2869158)
Would someone with 1000TT apply to ACP or should they apply for a listed captain vacancy? I ask since I understand at 1000TT ACPs are made restricted captains till 1200TT.

I would say just apply and let the recruiter sort it out. FreightDogs, what say you?


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