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Kansaspilot92 12-12-2021 06:56 PM

Thinking on this I do need to clarify there are some people in leadership and management who are incredible people and could absolutely run the company the way it should be. But most of the big decision makers seem to not understand whatís happening at the low and mid levels and how serious it is to the long term health of employees and the company. There are several people who should have zero input on company decisions and have outsized influence. But unless thereís another circa 2018 purge, itís not going to really change things for the company.

TeamSasquatch 12-12-2021 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by NewbiePilot;[url=tel:3334337
3334337[/url]]Average right now is 5-6 days per week and from 6am to 6pm if youíre on the west coast. 5-6 days per week and 6am to 9pm of youíre on the east coast.

The types of pilots that are here are either here for a pathway program ďUnited or UPSĒ or theyíre here because they donít have ATP minimums and need a part 135 job before going to the airlines. There are a few ďAmeri-lifersĒ but they are getting more rare because even theyíre getting tired of the abuse.

Most recently Ameriflight management decided theyíre going to re-write our ďPilots Administrative GuideĒ to make it more beneficial to them. As weíre not unionized we canít do anything about that. that being said, if you are a current Ameriflight employee and would like to join the group attempting to form a union please email [email protected]. Itís illegal for them to fire employees trying to unionize. And if a union was able to get better standards of living at Ameriflight then maybe they wouldnít have an employee shortage right now.

As for the autonomous planes. We still have airplanes without GPS and without Autopilot. Ameriflight would have to invest in a new fleet or finally upgrade their current planes in order to remotely come close to being able to fly with that level of automation. And the MX issues that AMF planes experience nearly daily because of the aging fleet types would make me wonder how long it would take until an AMF automated plane flew into someoneís house. I think their current automation goals are more along the lines of quad copters. And a fully automated B99 is decades away in my opinion. They already fly most of the fleet types as single pilot and I think youíd always need one person in the plane able to take over in an emergency. But maybe Iím just too old to think technology would advance and be trusted so much anytime soon.

As one other person already mentioned, Iím also surprised they havenít lost more contracts yet because of their pilot shortage and inability to fill some routes right now. I think inevitably that will happen though if they keep losing pilots at the rate they are and donít have pilots to replace. Itís easy to find qualified FOs right now. But there are 15+ Captain openings right now and growing. Anyone qualified to be a captain at AMF hired off the street is also qualified to work as an FO at the airlines and with the 10s of thousands of dollars of bonuses the airlines are offering right now and all the great benefits, AMF is probably in trouble. The pilot shortage is BACK and the last airline to realize that and adapt will be the first airline to go under.

I think they donít loose contracts because none else is any better of a position. 135 feeder looks about the same everywhere. Air Cargo Carriers and Alpine Air Express are same song and dance. Good for you guys trying to get somewhere with the pilot group.

Kansaspilot92 12-13-2021 12:04 PM

NewbiePilot the above post brings up a good point. Maybe itís time for a new union focused on small freight feeders. More power together.

j3cub 12-13-2021 08:43 PM


Originally Posted by Kansaspilot92 (Post 3334013)
https://markets.businessinsider.com/...ons-1031039018

Writing on the wall for anyone considering this company, or already there. And itís not that they canít find skilled pilots, itís that they canít, or wonít change the toxic areas of the business that cause good pilots and mechanics/dispatchers to leave or look elsewhere.
And Covid just emphasized those things.

If pay and QoL and maintenance was what it should be, AMF would never find itself short of skilled, competent life long employees. I guess robots are easier and cheaper anyway.

I would bet that UPS and FedEx are bankrolling this somehow. Testing it at AMF. FedEx spent tons of money to convert old 3 man DC10s into old 2 man MD10s. They are looking to eliminate another high paid pilot from the flight deck and AMF is the testbed.

SonicFlyer 12-14-2021 05:05 AM

Looks like they are going to automate pilots away

Kansaspilot92 12-14-2021 06:16 AM


Originally Posted by j3cub (Post 3335433)
I would bet that UPS and FedEx are bankrolling this somehow. Testing it at AMF. FedEx spent tons of money to convert old 3 man DC10s into old 2 man MD10s. They are looking to eliminate another high paid pilot from the flight deck and AMF is the testbed.

UPS gave them a ton of money years ago to out fit the entire fleet with GPS and ADSB. The ADSB made it in but the rest of it disappeared. So I hope they have better agreements this time if so.

onepoint5thumbs 02-16-2022 07:52 PM

Has anyone had experience with the 'UPS Flightpath'? Seems like a way to keep guys around at Ameriflight but if their website says they're never hiring...

FreightDogs 02-17-2022 08:22 AM


Originally Posted by onepoint5thumbs (Post 3373832)
Has anyone had experience with the 'UPS Flightpath'? Seems like a way to keep guys around at Ameriflight but if their website says they're never hiring...

At the moment, 10+ pilots have transitioned over to UPS through the FlightPath programs. There are currently 45+ pilots in the program at AMF - about half are in FlightPath I and half in FlightPath II.
Have 3+ transitioning every quarter.
FlightPath I has you start as an intern at UPS (during or right after college / flight training), then go to AMF (usually starting in the right seat), then go back to UPS as a First Officer after completing the requirements.
FlightPath II has you joining the program once you become an AMF pilot, then transitioning to UPS as a First Officer after completing the requirements.

Gapilot 02-23-2022 11:45 AM

Had an app check
 
Curious with the recent posting they had for the FO spot for the EMB -120. I was contacted by the HR specialist in checking on my application that I had submitted for the KGEG location.

I told her I was very interested and she said there might be an opening for the PDX but will check with the Chief pilot about it.

usually how soon do they respond back for a second interview/email to let you know if they want to proceed with the application?

I was contacted last week Wednesday after I put the application in on Tuesday, (the night before the call)

I am really hoping to get a call back to get the opportunity to be hired.

thanks for any info.

STK63L 03-09-2022 03:32 PM


Originally Posted by Gapilot (Post 3377785)
Curious with the recent posting they had for the FO spot for the EMB -120. I was contacted by the HR specialist in checking on my application that I had submitted for the KGEG location.

I told her I was very interested and she said there might be an opening for the PDX but will check with the Chief pilot about it.

usually how soon do they respond back for a second interview/email to let you know if they want to proceed with the application?

I was contacted last week Wednesday after I put the application in on Tuesday, (the night before the call)

I am really hoping to get a call back to get the opportunity to be hired.

thanks for any info.

Did you ever hear anything back?


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