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freightdog 06-15-2010 02:32 PM

I think Oldog knows what he's talking about.

Petethedog 06-27-2010 06:35 PM

Any news?
 
Anything happening in the new-hire dept. over at amflight lately? Website still says last new-hire class suspended etc. Last rumors I heard were the guys who were in the class will get called back late summer... This accurate (as best your crystal ball can discern)? I was talking with a former amflight pilot and he suggested i give the asst. Chief a call via dispatch (which he gave me the number) and chat with him. I've considered it but opted not to thinking "why pester the guy". Now reconsidering. Could this be a constructive way to getting an edge? Is this common practice (been out of the job hunting market for awhile)? Thanks...

krudawg 06-29-2010 08:07 PM

Ameriflight
 

Originally Posted by verticalspeed (Post 237869)
Thinking of going to work for Ameriflight. I'm currently employed by a 135 Canyon tour operator flying 402's. Can anybody give me an idea of what it's like working for the company. Do their aircraft have autopilots? What is a typical day like? Thanks

I worked for Ameriflight for 9 years. I look back on my time there fondly. They do not have a seniority list and at the time I worked there, brown-nosers and good looking women jumped ahead of the very informal seniority system. Their equipment is maintained, in my opinion, in acceptable condition and you will build time fast. Most of the equipment is Single-Pilot crewed and as the Director of Training used to say: "Ameriflight is like a self-cleaning oven". In other words, You make a bad decision and you die - which happened 3 times while I was there. There were some deaths after I left- one mechanical and one ATC mistake and one guy fell asleep.
If you are reliable and don't damage the airplane, you will get along well at Ameriflight.

Luv2Rotate 06-29-2010 09:10 PM


Originally Posted by Petethedog (Post 833207)
Anything happening in the new-hire dept. over at amflight lately? Website still says last new-hire class suspended etc. Last rumors I heard were the guys who were in the class will get called back late summer... This accurate (as best your crystal ball can discern)? I was talking with a former amflight pilot and he suggested i give the asst. Chief a call via dispatch (which he gave me the number) and chat with him. I've considered it but opted not to thinking "why pester the guy". Now reconsidering. Could this be a constructive way to getting an edge? Is this common practice (been out of the job hunting market for awhile)? Thanks...

Calling the ACP or CP about hiring or potential hiring while there's guys on the street, isn't exactly the best practice. Especially since you don't know the guy. I'd wait until the pilots sent hom from class are recalled. Once that happens send in your resume wait a few weeks then start making phone calls.
Just my .02

find a way 07-02-2010 03:14 PM

recalls
 
Good News! There is movement! The first recall has taken place and it looks like they expect others to slowly get called back. If anyone has any info as to what bases are running short on pilots or where there are pilots upgrading from and leaving open chieftain spots let us know!

Luv2Rotate 07-02-2010 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by find a way (Post 836136)
Good News! There is movement! The first recall has taken place and it looks like they expect others to slowly get called back. If anyone has any info as to what bases are running short on pilots or where there are pilots upgrading from and leaving open chieftain spots let us know!


A new hire will VERY likely get Oakland or Portland...

undflyboy06 07-02-2010 04:42 PM

We finally had a BE99 bid open up in upstate NY for an outstation. It's been the first bid since March, and let me tell you that people were starting to get restless. We've had 2 pilots leave within the past week in PDX. So as of right now, PDX is short one pilot before the recalled pilot arrives. Besides that I'm not sure what's going on at the other bases. We just have a lot of senior frustrated pilots that can't upgrade to turbine because there's no new business.

NZAV8R 07-04-2010 03:02 PM

I'm wondering how long had those two pilots (that recently left PDX) been waiting for their upgrades? How many pilots does Ameriflight have based in PDX, and OAK and what is the average length of tenure in those junior bases at the present?

Fly Boy Knight 07-06-2010 08:32 AM

The two pilots who left PDX have left the company. The last round of bids for BE99 upgrades took two pilots from PDX to the BE99 (one in Omaha, NE, and the other, an outstation of PDX in Redmond, OR) back in March. They actually won the bid in Feb but finally went to BE99 School in March. Both had been with the company for less than 6 months.

Another pilot left PDX about 8 months ago for for a dual qual BE99/PA31 in Seattle after about 6 months with the company. Other than that, the rest are either here to stay or are too junior to move on yet.

Luv2Rotate 07-06-2010 09:04 AM


Originally Posted by Fly Boy Knight (Post 837733)
The two pilots who left PDX have left the company. The last round of bids for BE99 upgrades took two pilots from PDX to the BE99 (one in Omaha, NE, and the other, an outstation of PDX in Redmond, OR) back in March. They actually won the bid in Feb but finally went to BE99 School in March. Both had been with the company for less than 6 months.

Another pilot left PDX about 8 months ago for for a dual qual BE99/PA31 in Seattle after about 6 months with the company. Other than that, the rest are either here to stay or are too junior to move on yet.

Why would anyone want to leave AMF for the regionals??? AMF is a place to stay to transistion into Majors, Corporate, AirMed and others but not the regionals...:cool:


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