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FreightDogs 08-13-2019 06:22 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'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!

DeeDee214 08-13-2019 06:36 AM


Originally Posted by FreightDogs (Post 2869430)
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!

capclanc 08-18-2019 11:06 AM

Does Ameriflight still have the 500TT minimums for FO, or has this changed? Thanks

Lifesabeech92 08-18-2019 06:06 PM

Looking at their website, still 500h for E120, and that will probably not change for the foreseeable future.

frmrbuffdrvr 08-18-2019 08:17 PM


Originally Posted by capclanc (Post 2872208)
Does Ameriflight still have the 500TT minimums for FO, or has this changed? Thanks

That is the minimum for E120 FOs. For the ACP (Accelerated Captain Program) the numbers are around 800TT along with the 135 captain minimums for IFR and night time.

Ray Kinsella 08-18-2019 08:53 PM

Where is training for Ameriflight?

FreightDogs 08-19-2019 05:08 AM


Originally Posted by capclanc (Post 2872208)
Does Ameriflight still have the 500TT minimums for FO, or has this changed? Thanks

Yes, still 500 TT for our regular FO positions.
Here are the full flight mins for it: 500 TT, 25 ME, 100 XC (defined as point to point), 25 night, 350 PIC, 75 instrument
The TT can be lowered to 450 hours if the pilot has structured flying (instructing or similar).

Our other FO position has higher flight mins.

Hope that helps!

FreightDogs 08-19-2019 05:10 AM


Originally Posted by Ray Kinsella (Post 2872519)
Where is training for Ameriflight?

Training location depends on aircraft, but all training starts at HQ in Dallas, Texas (DFW).
The first two weeks are in Dallas. The next two weeks are in Dallas for the BE99, Denver for the BE1900, San Antonio for the Metro, and Atlanta for the EMB120. The last two weeks are wherever our availability is (training Captain and aircraft).

While in training, Ameriflight pays a training wage and covers travel, lodging, and per diem.

Hope that helps!

DABAviator 08-19-2019 05:02 PM


Originally Posted by FreightDogs (Post 2872575)
Yes, still 500 TT for our regular FO positions.
Here are the full flight mins for it: 500 TT, 25 ME, 100 XC (defined as point to point), 25 night, 350 PIC, 75 instrument
The TT can be lowered to 450 hours if the pilot has structured flying (instructing or similar).

Our other FO position has higher flight mins.

Hope that helps!

Is it common for people to be hired at the minimums? I only have around 300TT now but should have 500+ in a few months and will meet the 350 PIC and already have the night, XC and instrument time. Just have to get my multi add on. Is 25 multi a hard min? Thanks.

FreightDogs 08-20-2019 07:47 AM


Originally Posted by DABAviator (Post 2873030)
Is it common for people to be hired at the minimums? I only have around 300TT now but should have 500+ in a few months and will meet the 350 PIC and already have the night, XC and instrument time. Just have to get my multi add on. Is 25 multi a hard min? Thanks.

Yes, it's pretty spot on at the mins. The 25 Multi can be brought down to about 18, as you'll get a few hours in training.


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