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Old 08-08-2019, 07:14 AM   #5021  
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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!
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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.
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:26 AM   #5022  
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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
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Old 08-10-2019, 07:52 AM   #5023  
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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?
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:37 PM   #5024  
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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.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:57 PM   #5025  
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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.
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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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Old 08-13-2019, 06:22 AM   #5027  
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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'll try to answer this question!
First I'll explain the Accelerated Captain Program. Okay, so Ameriflight got a waiver from the FAA to bring pilots in as Captains on the BE99 at 1,000 TT (instead of the usual 1,200 TT). Now with that, the pilot has to be a First Officer with us first. That would be in the BE1900 or SA227. We put those pilots on our highest timed routes across our system to get them what they need asap.
We hire for that program at 750 TT - 900 TT. We don't typically hire pilots with more than 900 TT for that program because they would go through training, fly as an FO for like 1-3 months and then go back to training. That's just not a very long time and they are so close to Captain mins already.

Now the other option for a 1,000 TT pilot would be to come in as an EMB120 FO. The pilot would go through training and fly the line for about six months before going back to training for a BE99 Captain position.

The third option depends on how much you are flying. If you're getting quite a bit of hours every month, we advise you to come in as a Direct-Entry Captain at 1,200 TT. If you're flying say 50 hours per month, that would be a class start date in four months. Not too bad if you're flying now!

Hope that helps!
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I'll try to answer this question!
First I'll explain the Accelerated Captain Program. Okay, so Ameriflight got a waiver from the FAA to bring pilots in as Captains on the BE99 at 1,000 TT (instead of the usual 1,200 TT). Now with that, the pilot has to be a First Officer with us first. That would be in the BE1900 or SA227. We put those pilots on our highest timed routes across our system to get them what they need asap.
We hire for that program at 750 TT - 900 TT. We don't typically hire pilots with more than 900 TT for that program because they would go through training, fly as an FO for like 1-3 months and then go back to training. That's just not a very long time and they are so close to Captain mins already.

Now the other option for a 1,000 TT pilot would be to come in as an EMB120 FO. The pilot would go through training and fly the line for about six months before going back to training for a BE99 Captain position.

The third option depends on how much you are flying. If you're getting quite a bit of hours every month, we advise you to come in as a Direct-Entry Captain at 1,200 TT. If you're flying say 50 hours per month, that would be a class start date in four months. Not too bad if you're flying now!

Hope that helps!
Great explanation and thanks for taking the time to write it all out. Looks like I'm kind of in "no man's land" unless a EMB120 spot comes up.

Thanks again!
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:06 AM   #5029  
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Does Ameriflight still have the 500TT minimums for FO, or has this changed? Thanks
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:06 PM   #5030  
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Looking at their website, still 500h for E120, and that will probably not change for the foreseeable future.
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