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Oblique 06-14-2011 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by determined2fly (Post 1008210)
Anyone know if 1000TT standard now for a jump job?

1000TT is usually the standard for turbine operators. 500TT is generally the requirement for a 182 or 206 but it depends on the drop zone. As rick mentioned above he got hired with 270TT so it never hurts to drop off your resume.

As for pay, I'm still trying to figure out what the average is right now. I fly a 182 and I'm paid $5 per tandem. It sucks when I only take 1 tandem up, but that doesn't happen too often. From what I've seen so far $10-$15 per load in a 182 seems to be the going rate.

USMCFLYR 06-14-2011 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Oblique (Post 1008329)
1000TT is usually the standard for turbine operators. 500TT is generally the requirement for a 182 or 206 but it depends on the drop zone. As rick mentioned above he got hired with 270TT so it never hurts to drop off your resume.

As for pay, I'm still trying to figure out what the average is right now. I fly a 182 and I'm paid $5 per tandem. It sucks when I only take 1 tandem up, but that doesn't happen too often. From what I've seen so far $10-$15 per load in a 182 seems to be the going rate.

My information is OLD, but it provides a (sad) comparison between 1989 and 2011. I was hired with 260+TT and was paid $10/load flying a -206. It amazes me that pay for flying jumpers has not really increased in over 20+ years!

USMCFLYR

Airhoss 06-14-2011 07:53 PM

In 1989 I was making $5 a load for the first five and $15 a load there after. That was in a C-182 and a 206.

quinny89 06-15-2011 07:59 AM

No such thing as a 'standard' for a jump pilot job.

frightdogadam 06-15-2011 08:29 AM

about 10 years ago I would make about 35-50$ a day for 8 hours of flying. C-205/PC-6. lots of fun but no money and the planes didnt have insurance. Got hired the same day I got my Comm. about 250hrs TT.

lakehouse 06-15-2011 03:52 PM

Many places pay $400 a week salary for a Cessna if they are a busy place, but your only days off will be rain days, and you need to manage the 182 usually.

lifter123 06-16-2011 05:18 AM

I get $50 for the first 3 loads, whether we fly or not, and then $10/load after that; C182.

propblast 06-20-2011 08:28 AM

$50 to walk in the door, then $15 a load. Van.

propblast 06-21-2011 10:57 AM

a question for jump pilots...do you guys log the time as 'solo' in your logbook? if you have a solo column in your logbook that is. And if you have to leave one airport to go to another airport to conduct your jump operations, would you count that as cross country (less the 50nm, but still works for 135 and ATP requirements)? i know it a small amount of time, but over the summer it would add up to a decent amount to cross country time.

lifter123 06-21-2011 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by propblast (Post 1011699)
a question for jump pilots...do you guys log the time as 'solo' in your logbook? if you have a solo column in your logbook that is. And if you have to leave one airport to go to another airport to conduct your jump operations, would you count that as cross country (less the 50nm, but still works for 135 and ATP requirements)? i know it a small amount of time, but over the summer it would add up to a decent amount to cross country time.

Yea, if I'm the only one in the airplane coming down, I usually log about .2-.3 solo if the total run is .7. I had to do some thinking the first time I put that down.


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