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Old 02-11-2016, 10:00 PM   #131  
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Hmmmm... single engine over the ocean. Sounds really, really smart.
Right, because two pilots behind a PT-6A is a recipe for disaster.
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Old 02-17-2016, 03:52 PM   #132  
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Just got picked up by Mokulele @ 460HR for their mainland operation. Commercial ASEL & AMEL with instrument rating.

I put in a resume online. In addition, I also procured a few phone numbers of the chief pilot, assistant chief pilot, director of training, and a check airman. I gave all of these people a call in regards to possible positions. Each person I got in contact with had varying opinions of job availability but were happy to accept a resume.

I got a call a few weeks later from the Chief Pilot (phone interview) followed by an email interview, then an offer letter. Ground training was 5 days, no pay, shared rooms provided by Mokulele. Training was pretty informal and revolved around corporate structure, 135 operations and regulations, and caravan systems. The written tests every day were hard to study for, but completely doable. Final exam was assessed a few days after training ended via the internet.

Much of the training is online, through CTS training (40-60 hours of online modules). Flight training consists of 5 flights in the caravan, and involve aircraft familiarization, commercial maneuvers, and instrument approaches. (I have yet to start or complete this portion yet).

Pay is $18,000 for FO's. Schedule is a 13 hour day with about 7-8 hours of flying. 4 days on, 4 days off. This will differ based on where you are based. We have 10 days of vacation time a year, health and dental benefits. We also get MyIDtravel benefits for family and CASS privileges. $7500 training contract lasts 1 year for first officers.

All in all, it seems pretty good for this sector of the job market. The people you will work with are down to earth and interested in helping you succeed. The entire job is designed around making first officers attractive for their next career or upgrade to captain. Mokulele is well aware of their position as stepping stone, and embraces it. There is a serious focus on CRM and two pilot crew ops, so even though its a single pilot aircraft; the experience you gain will at the very least be helpful for future training at an airline setting.

Allegedly Sky West likes Mokulele pilots due to this two pilot training they give, but at this stage in the game the regionals aren't too picky anyhow.

Yeah, $18,000 a year is tough to live on - but I feel it is a fair wage for Mokulele to basically push you through a professional training program, for you to wind up leaving to fly bigger iron in a years time.

I will update you guys as I progress.

All in All, I was very impressed with the professionalism from this operation. I felt like as a Caravan operator, the stigma of a single pilot aircraft with a two pilot crew would have left a sour taste in my mouth. However, they have really spared no expense in taking people straight off the street (more or less) and turning them into professional crew members.
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Old 02-19-2016, 05:33 AM   #133  
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Does anyone know what the salary scale is for Capt. after the initial 2 years. Also is there agreements with other airlines for travel?
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Old 02-21-2016, 12:55 PM   #134  
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Hey everybody,

First post here, but not new to the forum.
This thread has been really helpful over the past couple months, so I thought I had to post an update about my situation.

I also got a call from them last Friday, for a ground school date in mid-March.
I`m super excited to start working there (I have family on the islands, so that makes the living situation a little easier).
For those of you who are already in the program, recommandations about their training are always appreciated.

I`ll try to keep everybody posted as well.

Btw, I have about 370TT, Commercial ASEL/AMEL.
I don`t have much G1000 experience, even though they prefer somebody who is used to flying G1000, especially if you`ll be based in HI.
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Old 02-22-2016, 09:27 AM   #135  
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kiwiflyer, buddy is the jumpseat coordinator and he said they've got "almost everyone you can imagine" for jumpseat agreements.

on the myIDtravel stuff, he said its over 25 airlines - a lot of US based, but a handful of foreign airlines and the list grows every month.
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:15 AM   #136  
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Just got picked up by Mokulele @ 460HR for their mainland operation. Commercial ASEL & AMEL with instrument rating.

I put in a resume online. In addition, I also procured a few phone numbers of the chief pilot, assistant chief pilot, director of training, and a check airman. I gave all of these people a call in regards to possible positions. Each person I got in contact with had varying opinions of job availability but were happy to accept a resume.

I got a call a few weeks later from the Chief Pilot (phone interview) followed by an email interview, then an offer letter. Ground training was 5 days, no pay, shared rooms provided by Mokulele. Training was pretty informal and revolved around corporate structure, 135 operations and regulations, and caravan systems. The written tests every day were hard to study for, but completely doable. Final exam was assessed a few days after training ended via the internet.

Much of the training is online, through CTS training (40-60 hours of online modules). Flight training consists of 5 flights in the caravan, and involve aircraft familiarization, commercial maneuvers, and instrument approaches. (I have yet to start or complete this portion yet).

Pay is $18,000 for FO's. Schedule is a 13 hour day with about 7-8 hours of flying. 4 days on, 4 days off. This will differ based on where you are based. We have 10 days of vacation time a year, health and dental benefits. We also get MyIDtravel benefits for family and CASS privileges. $7500 training contract lasts 1 year for first officers.

All in all, it seems pretty good for this sector of the job market. The people you will work with are down to earth and interested in helping you succeed. The entire job is designed around making first officers attractive for their next career or upgrade to captain. Mokulele is well aware of their position as stepping stone, and embraces it. There is a serious focus on CRM and two pilot crew ops, so even though its a single pilot aircraft; the experience you gain will at the very least be helpful for future training at an airline setting.

Allegedly Sky West likes Mokulele pilots due to this two pilot training they give, but at this stage in the game the regionals aren't too picky anyhow.

Yeah, $18,000 a year is tough to live on - but I feel it is a fair wage for Mokulele to basically push you through a professional training program, for you to wind up leaving to fly bigger iron in a years time.

I will update you guys as I progress.

All in All, I was very impressed with the professionalism from this operation. I felt like as a Caravan operator, the stigma of a single pilot aircraft with a two pilot crew would have left a sour taste in my mouth. However, they have really spared no expense in taking people straight off the street (more or less) and turning them into professional crew members.
Where were you able to find the contact numbers? I haven't been able to find any besides customer service.
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:14 AM   #137  
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Yeah, $18,000 a year is tough to live on - but I feel it is a fair wage for Mokulele to basically push you through a professional training program, for you to wind up leaving to fly bigger iron in a years time.
18,000 a year is fair?
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Old 03-02-2016, 11:36 AM   #138  
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18,000 a year is fair?
for hauling 9 people and a dog?

18000 a year is more than some Beech 1900 drivers were making a few years ago, flying 19 at a time...
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Old 03-02-2016, 02:43 PM   #139  
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18,000 a year is fair?
Look, it's "fair" considering most people are using it to build a few hundred hours and move on ASAP. They almost spend more time training people than having those people fly the line. Only thing I would say is that a retention bonus would make it more ethical.

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Right, because two pilots behind a PT-6A is a recipe for disaster.
What does flying over the water with one motor have to do with the amount of pilots onboard?
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:30 AM   #140  
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18,000 a year is fair?
Fair is whatever you're willing to do something for, whether it's 18k or 180k. I kind of think it's not worth arguing over pilot wages anymore because if it's not enough money then don't take the job, which goes for any job in any career field.
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