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Old 01-20-2014, 09:34 AM   #1131  
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and the Carib are my favorite 9k regions. Take either and make the best of it. Pack light because you'll never be in one place for too long. Which may be kind of a good thing since you usually fly back and forth between only two airports.
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:51 PM   #1132  
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Hey guys, I got a few questions. I am in the process of applying right now for an FO position. (1150TT, 600xc, 950pic, 380 given, 130 ME, 160IFR, 120 night)
1. What are the junior bases for FO's? And after upgrade?
2. Typical yearly amount of flying?
3. How often do junior guys (3 or less years in Cape) have to move?
4. And are there landlords that work with the pilots to not have 6 or 12 months leases? preferable weekly or monthly?
Any other helpful tidbits would be nice. I am having a hard time trying to figure out what the first year or two here would be like, but it seems I would like it more than a my 300 hour a year corp job.(just too boring for me) Just trying to figure out how cape is compared to sticking it out and applying to a 121 regional when I hit 1500. Thanks for the insight!

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Old 01-24-2014, 06:01 PM   #1133  
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Anyone on the ATR side of the house in here? If so, could you talk about life on Guam with Cape? Pilot group, schedule, pay, etc... I'll ask more detailed questions once someone comes forward. Thanks in advance!
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I am srongly considering Cape for an FO position. My circumstances are unique in that I have ATP mins, but I really don't want to risk the Captain position.
I want to fly as an FO for a couple of months before moving up just to get the hang of things. Seems like Cape would appreciate this but who knows.
Does anyone have the scoop on this? Would Cape allow a person with ATP mins to fly as an FO first.
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:43 AM   #1135  
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I am srongly considering Cape for an FO position. My circumstances are unique in that I have ATP mins, but I really don't want to risk the Captain position.
I want to fly as an FO for a couple of months before moving up just to get the hang of things. Seems like Cape would appreciate this but who knows.
Does anyone have the scoop on this? Would Cape allow a person with ATP mins to fly as an FO first.
They may let you fly the mail, but if you have atp mins, theyll want you as a captain. The training is so thorough that youll be ready for anything they throw at you. I wanted to be an fo first and they said nope-yur a captain. That was 5 years ago though. Good luck
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I am srongly considering Cape for an FO position. My circumstances are unique in that I have ATP mins, but I really don't want to risk the Captain position.
I want to fly as an FO for a couple of months before moving up just to get the hang of things. Seems like Cape would appreciate this but who knows.
Does anyone have the scoop on this? Would Cape allow a person with ATP mins to fly as an FO first.
Could you explain what you mean by risk?
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:37 AM   #1137  
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I am srongly considering Cape for an FO position. My circumstances are unique in that I have ATP mins, but I really don't want to risk the Captain position.
I want to fly as an FO for a couple of months before moving up just to get the hang of things. Seems like Cape would appreciate this but who knows.
Does anyone have the scoop on this? Would Cape allow a person with ATP mins to fly as an FO first.
Why do you want intentionally get paid bad and not take a position you are fully qualified for again? And your hourly rate would only be 11.30, not really something you can live off of for a long time unless you eat like a bird and live in a box.
What risk are you talking about?
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Why do you want intentionally get paid bad and not take a position you are fully qualified for again? And your hourly rate would only be 11.30, not really something you can live off of for a long time unless you eat like a bird and live in a box.
What risk are you talking about?
I was out of flying as a full time pilot for a while so I wanted to spend some time as an FO at Cape. This would be a move on my part top get my skills back up to speed before upgrading to Captain. I am not one to think that just having ATP mins is enough to qualify me to start as a Captain. I got all of my experience as a CFI flying the pattern, if you get my drift. The time as an FO would be valuable.

The pay would not be an issue since the time spent as an FO would only be a couple months at most.

Anyway, I don't think I would want to get in a C402 and fly as Captain right off the bat like that.

You seem fairly certain that having ATP mins would cut it to start as a Captain at Cape. Have many pilots done this? Might these actually be people who have previous 135 time at a company like Air Net?
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Could you explain what you mean by risk?

The Risk would be centering around me not having been flying as a full time pilot for a while. The FO position would get me back up to speed quickly, and allow me time to learn the SOP.

I couldn't imagine that Cape hires people into the Captain without previous 135 experience. Would you tell me, or do you know whether Cape hires people who only have CFI experience like myself?

The entire issue is whether a person with ATP mins, but only CFI time is really qualified for this.
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They may let you fly the mail, but if you have atp mins, theyll want you as a captain. The training is so thorough that youll be ready for anything they throw at you. I wanted to be an fo first and they said nope-yur a captain. That was 5 years ago though. Good luck
This is very incitefull! I see you must have been thinking the same thing at one point in your career. Maybe it is a natural inclination for a CFI to feel he needs to start as an FO.

So, you are telling me the training is adequate enough to bring a CFI up to speed that fast? You obviously were successful at this. Were you a previous CFI or did you have previous 135 experience?
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