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Old 03-11-2019, 06:05 PM   #331  
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I'm a retired military pilot with 1400+ TT, RW & FW living in the Denver area. I'm enjoying my retirement but miss the cockpit and am thinking Boutique might be a "good-paying hobby" for a few years, or maybe even a second career. I saw the time line posted at the beginning of this thread in 2017 and am wondering about the current time line- from application to interview to job offer, for street Captains.

Is it pretty quick, or agonizingly slow?

What is a realistic expectation of time required to get into a Denver-based cockpit?

Is there a time of year when it is best to apply? / When is the greatest need?

Thank you in advance.
I will caution you that many, many retired or second career pilots have gone to Boutique Air over the years with the idea that they will have a "good-paying hobby" to pass the time and supplement income, and almost invariably they end up hating it and leaving within the first year. As described previously in this thread, the job is hard work and involves long days and short nights; bag loading, flight planning, etc while trying to maintain a tight airline schedule.

That being said, if you meet pt. 135 IFR mins you will get snatched up pretty quickly due to the constant need. If not immediately, Denver should be easy to transfer to within a short time.
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Old 03-22-2019, 10:37 AM   #332  
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Can anyone confirm whether the current contract is 1 or 2 years? Thanks!
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Old 03-22-2019, 01:29 PM   #333  
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Can anyone confirm whether the current contract is 1 or 2 years? Thanks!
1 year if captain qualified
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Old 03-23-2019, 08:17 AM   #334  
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1 year if captain qualified
Thanks , how about for FOs?
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Old 03-23-2019, 11:31 AM   #335  
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Thanks , how about for FOs?


Plan on 2 years and 14,000


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Old 03-23-2019, 01:03 PM   #336  
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Old 03-23-2019, 08:06 PM   #337  
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Unless Iím missing something, this is for an aircraft that does NOT require a type rating AND with training that is done in the actual aircraft (not in a sim rented from a third party at significant expense). Doesnít seem close to ballpark in current hiring market, but YMMV...
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I agree with your thoughts, but this appears to be pretty consistent for low time pilots trying to avoid becoming instructors.


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Unless Iím missing something, this is for an aircraft that does NOT require a type rating AND with training that is done in the actual aircraft (not in a sim rented from a third party at significant expense). Doesnít seem close to ballpark in current hiring market, but YMMV...


I agree with your thoughts, but this appears to be pretty consistent for low time pilots trying to avoid becoming instructors.


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Old 03-24-2019, 05:31 AM   #340  
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Does anyone that was recently hired by boutique air as a SIC know what the current training contracts are? Older posts say 10K for 1yr but recent post guys are saying 14k for 2 years? And if thatís true does it prorate down after a certain amount of time?
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