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Old 06-20-2018, 10:46 AM
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Last year, highest time pilot logged 400hrs pic.

Most avg 250-300


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Old 06-20-2018, 12:32 PM
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Appreciate the response. Is there a particular reason they choose to fly with a two man crew in a piston single? Iím sure thatís what really hurts the hours.
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:35 PM
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Appreciate the response. Is there a particular reason they choose to fly with a two man crew in a piston single? Iím sure thatís what really hurts the hours.


It is what hurts the hours.

We fly in congested airspace when doing production. Pilot flying is eyes in. Pilot monitoring handles nav/comms and see and avoid.

Company is acutely safety conscious. And while that can be frustrating to the typical type-A young pilot, it is also a very nice environment to work in

A lot has to go right for us to fly. Crew, airplane, camera equipment, WX and ATC all have to be a go... that leads to a lot of cases where we cannot fly.




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Old 06-20-2018, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by rayburton72 View Post
It is what hurts the hours.

We fly in congested airspace when doing production. Pilot flying is eyes in. Pilot monitoring handles nav/comms and see and avoid.

Company is acutely safety conscious. And while that can be frustrating to the typical type-A young pilot, it is also a very nice environment to work in

A lot has to go right for us to fly. Crew, airplane, camera equipment, WX and ATC all have to be a go... that leads to a lot of cases where we cannot fly.
Sounds like a solid place to work. I'll definitely keep it in mind as my hours climb. Again, appreciate the responses!
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:03 AM
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Any new updates? Seems like a good company?
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Old 12-10-2018, 01:19 AM
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Any new updates? Seems like a good company?



I really enjoyed flying for them

while it sounds silly, having flown for them helped me when I got to a regional, as I had already be introduced to a crew environment, CRM, and flows and checklists.

That made a bunch of stuff easier for me during ground school - stuff I saw my CFI colleagues wrestle with, in addition to everything else they threw at us.

I really enjoyed working for them, too.

As an employer, I felt they treated us fairly and handled all of the little things well - travel arrangements and policies, hotel choices etc.

When realty didnít fit well into the ďpoliciesĒ they were quite open to discussion and willing to waive rules to fit the circumstance (regarding non-flying issues).

Side benefits - I had two weeks off between ground school and sims and was able to non-rev my wife and I to London for a long weekend - paid for the hotel in Hilton points I earned in a year working for Aperture, and still have enough points for a couple more long weekends.

(Havenít even touched my airline miles yet)

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Old 12-10-2018, 07:09 AM
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From the information Iíve gathered they offer home basing with a 8/6 schedule? Does that sound pretty accurate? In previous post I read that the starting salary is around $38,500 plus per diem?
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by rayburton72 View Post
I really enjoyed flying for them

while it sounds silly, having flown for them helped me when I got to a regional, as I had already be introduced to a crew environment, CRM, and flows and checklists.

That made a bunch of stuff easier for me during ground school - stuff I saw my CFI colleagues wrestle with, in addition to everything else they threw at us.

I really enjoyed working for them, too.

As an employer, I felt they treated us fairly and handled all of the little things well - travel arrangements and policies, hotel choices etc.

When realty didnít fit well into the ďpoliciesĒ they were quite open to discussion and willing to waive rules to fit the circumstance (regarding non-flying issues).

Side benefits - I had two weeks off between ground school and sims and was able to non-rev my wife and I to London for a long weekend - paid for the hotel in Hilton points I earned in a year working for Aperture, and still have enough points for a couple more long weekends.

(Havenít even touched my airline miles yet)

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Non-rev benefits? Does Aperture still offer some type of non-rev benefits to employees and their spouses?
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by rayburton72 View Post

Side benefits - I had two weeks off between ground school and sims and was able to non-rev my wife and I to London for a long weekend - paid for the hotel in Hilton points I earned in a year working for Aperture, and still have enough points for a couple more long weekends.

Does Aperture still offer non-rev benefits to employees and their spouses? I hadn't heard anything on this in my recent information gathering.
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Does Aperture still offer non-rev benefits to employees and their spouses? I hadn't heard anything on this in my recent information gathering.


Aperture has no non-rev benefits- I was referring to my new airline job in that regard.

Sorry for the confusion.


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