Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

Welcome to Airline Pilot Forums - Connect and get the inside scoop on Airline Companies

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. Join our community today and start interacting with existing members. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free.


User Tag List

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-09-2006, 10:03 PM   #1  
Gets Weekends Off
Thread Starter
 
hendefea's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jun 2006
Posts: 156
Default Fed Ex Feeder Question

Flying the Cessna Caravan for a Fed Ex Feeder company has always looked like something i would love to do! Does anyone out there have any information on scheduled 135 ops such as Suburban Air Freight, Baron Aviation Services, or Mountain Air? What are the schedules like? What is the corporate culture like? Etc......
THANKS!
hendefea is offline  
Old 06-10-2006, 05:41 AM   #2  
Cass
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

It starts out at 0600, show up at the ramp. Then wait for the loaders.
Supervise them so they load the plane properly and dont damage anything.
Launch... 2 or 3 stops, then you sit all day at some small airfield within a 200 mile radius of your departure point. At about 1700 or so, the loaders show up,you take on freight, then fly back to the places you unloaded that morning (to pick up up their outgoing freight )Get in at about 1930, unload, usually home by 2000
14 hour days, you get pretty tired.Or you can make the night runs which are pretty much 5 hour round robins.Good time builder, but the pressure to go is high, the joke is, " why check the WX, you gotta go anyway"
Some people really like it because boxes dont complain. But I have found that single pilot IFR can get pretty dicey, 2 things are good to be afraid of, imbedded thunderstorms and ice.Those 2 issues have nearly eaten my lunch on more than one occasion.
Make sure you go to work for a reputable operator, there are a lot of bottomfeeders out there that will try to compromise the rules to get the job done, and since you are responsible,it is your certificate that gets violated.
The 208 is a wonderful airplane, will just about carry its own weight and, if loaded correctly, will fly well.As long as you fly it within its limitations, you wont have any problems.I have had it in all kinds of weather, I have landed in 40 knot x winds ( no exageration ) and have carried more ice than I could get rid of. She always brought me home.
Quote:
Originally Posted by hendefea
Flying the Cessna Caravan for a Fed Ex Feeder company has always looked like something i would love to do! Does anyone out there have any information on scheduled 135 ops such as Suburban Air Freight, Baron Aviation Services, or Mountain Air? What are the schedules like? What is the corporate culture like? Etc......
THANKS!
 
Old 06-10-2006, 10:07 AM   #3  
Banned
 
Joined APC: Apr 2006
Position: FO dhc-6
Posts: 523
Default

whats the starting pay, are you M-F?
hatetobreakit2u is offline  
 
 
 

 
Post Reply
 



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Regulatory question... MustangFa1con Aviation Law 5 07-15-2006 05:08 AM
Flight Physical Question bigD Flight Schools and Training 11 05-24-2006 11:17 AM
new guy question cargo hopeful Cargo 21 03-05-2006 06:12 AM
pay question Cjp21 Major 6 02-28-2006 06:44 PM
FedEx Feeder ATRs -question Sir James Cargo 2 06-29-2005 04:46 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:28 PM.