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frmrbuffdrvr 10-01-2019 09:04 AM


Originally Posted by justfun (Post 2896416)
My son recently applied to you and got a response back that you are not hiring any FO's at this time. Even if they meet or exceed the minimums that you posted.

He was told that it is taking a few years to get FO's to the min hours for CA, therefore they are not hiring any at this time.

With Ameriflight? Most of our FOs are moving to captain in 4 months to a year, depending on how much time they have coming in.

justfun 10-01-2019 10:40 AM

that is correct. He has over 500 hours and about instruction given. Has a CFII too. Local guy in the DFW area also.

justfun 10-01-2019 10:44 AM

sorry a little correction. He has about 200 hours instruction given. Has his ME also.

FreightDogs 10-01-2019 11:50 AM


Originally Posted by justfun (Post 2896493)
sorry a little correction. He has about 200 hours instruction given. Has his ME also.

With the hours you listed, we'd be looking at less than a year to upgrade.
If he's closer to 700 TT and willing to basically be TDY, it'd be even sooner - closer to 4 months.

We have two types of First Officers. Our EMB120 First Officers that we hire at 500 TT typically upgrade within a year. However, if they aren't willing/able to relocate and are on a lower-timed EMB120 route, then it will take longer. Our ACP First Officer that we hire at 750 TT typically upgrade within 4-6 months. They don't get assigned a base until they become Captains, because the goal is to get them to Captain mins asap.

justfun 10-01-2019 12:34 PM

ok. thx for the response and clarification. I will ask if he is willing to relocate, more than likely he will be. I saw in an earlier post where you listed all of EMB bases.

Thanks again.

justfun 10-01-2019 12:44 PM

So for the FO'S you have western Puerto Rico, Spokane, Ontario, Portland, Phoenix and Salt Lake?

FreightDogs 10-01-2019 01:09 PM


Originally Posted by justfun (Post 2896575)
So for the FO'S you have western Puerto Rico, Spokane, Ontario, Portland, Phoenix and Salt Lake?

Yep, you got it! Those are the bases our EMB120s fly out of.

justfun 10-01-2019 01:15 PM

So once he got to the hours required for CA upgrade would he then move to the left seat? How many hours is that floor? 1,000 or 1,200?

Thanks again.

FreightDogs 10-01-2019 01:35 PM


Originally Posted by justfun (Post 2896601)
So once he got to the hours required for CA upgrade would he then move to the left seat? How many hours is that floor? 1,000 or 1,200?

Thanks again.

Yes, if he comes in as a regular First Officer on the EMB120, he'll upgrade to a full BE99 Captain at 1,200 hours.

frmrbuffdrvr 10-01-2019 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by justfun (Post 2896601)
So once he got to the hours required for CA upgrade would he then move to the left seat? How many hours is that floor? 1,000 or 1,200?

Thanks again.

As FreightDogs said, he would move to the left seat of the BE99. Not directly to the left seat of the Bro. That was why I thought maybe you were talking about another company. I thought you were talking about moving right seat to left of the same company. That would take a couple of years.


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