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Forum: Part 135 05-31-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,125
Posted By 1st2000
Agreed. Things sure have changed since Eddie...

Agreed. Things sure have changed since Eddie left. It's like a whole new company and not in a good way. Amazing how one great leader can make such a difference. Most of us miss that guy very much. He...
Forum: Part 135 02-14-2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 112,863
Posted By 1st2000
[quote=own nav;319831]In the end, you still...

[quote=own nav;319831]In the end, you still grounded the flight. They had to respect that, even if it did mean failed service (or in this case, a 4 hour delay for a rescue flight)

Respect is a...
Forum: Part 135 02-12-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,125
Posted By 1st2000
Agreed. Most people take an outstation to upgrade...

Agreed. Most people take an outstation to upgrade and then want out to get to a base. The Chieftain is always open in PDX and OAK. Even when they get people in those bases they can't wait to get out...
Forum: Part 135 02-05-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,125
Posted By 1st2000
I do not know about Airnet, but I have been at...

I do not know about Airnet, but I have been at AMF for about 7 months. I will probably move on when my year is up. All in all it has been pretty good here based upon the management in the Flight...
Forum: Part 135 02-02-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 112,863
Posted By 1st2000
[quote=utedrummer;312307 MX is terrible. quote] ...

[quote=utedrummer;312307 MX is terrible. quote]

Not sure if I would use the word terrible, but it is certainly challenging. You really have to pay attention and stand your ground. Personally I...
Forum: Part 135 01-26-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,606
Posted By 1st2000
OAK is a great place to work. If you have a...

OAK is a great place to work. If you have a support group in the area and established housing it could be a great place to work. ACP is good guy, but he is a product of a change brought to AMF by our...
Forum: Part 135 10-03-2007, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4,984
Views: 1,407,916
Posted By 1st2000
propfails2FX. Some more good news about...

propfails2FX. Some more good news about Ameriflight. A 2500 hour PA31 and BE99 training captain just was picked up by Continental for their 30 October class. This is the 3 pilot to go there in a...
Forum: Part 135 10-02-2007, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4,984
Views: 1,407,916
Posted By 1st2000
My advice is to talk to the VP. He is a retired...

My advice is to talk to the VP. He is a retired military and an easy guy to talk with. He is also a 20 year Capatin from US Airways. Great guy and very informative. His email is:...
Forum: Part 135 10-01-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4,984
Views: 1,407,916
Posted By 1st2000
I do not think Ameriflight tells you to go...

I do not think Ameriflight tells you to go anywhere. My experience: I was asked where I wanted to go and it happened. They try and fill the openings, but you go where you want. I hear San Juan is...
Forum: Part 135 09-30-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,997
Posted By 1st2000
[quote=TangoBar;239831] As for the raise,...

[quote=TangoBar;239831]

As for the raise, I'm very happy to be earning more. However, I'm a little disappointed- while Chieftain CPs get a $2+ raise, 99 CPs... don't. I had been expecting parity...
Forum: Part 135 09-29-2007, 08:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,997
Posted By 1st2000
There are openings in CVG for Metro pilots right...

There are openings in CVG for Metro pilots right off the street. I also know they just hired a pilot off the street for Bakersfield CA in the Metro. Most Metro job come as internal upgrades. If you...
Forum: Part 135 09-27-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,997
Posted By 1st2000
Just got the new pay scale. I am getting just...

Just got the new pay scale. I am getting just under a $5000 raise for the PA31 at $28000!! When I compare that to what I would be making at SkyWest I am very happy with my decision to come to...
Forum: Part 135 09-26-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,997
Posted By 1st2000
That is what I heard also. First year pay. Also...

That is what I heard also. First year pay. Also heard retention bonus on the Metro, 1900, Lear and Brasilia was going from 5% to 10%.
Forum: Part 135 09-25-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,997
Posted By 1st2000
I spoke to the VP today and he said they are...

I spoke to the VP today and he said they are mailing out the new pay scale on the 26th. He said it is effective the 30th and we should see it in the October 19th paycheck.
Forum: Part 135 09-23-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,074
Posted By 1st2000
I have been at Ameriflight for just a couple of...

I have been at Ameriflight for just a couple of months. They hire instructors to be part 91 trainers. When you get your 1200 hours you get right in a turboprop and off you go. At least they pay you...
Forum: Part 135 09-23-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,997
Posted By 1st2000
In this last Indoc I met a Marine C-130 pilot...

In this last Indoc I met a Marine C-130 pilot hired to fly Metro's out of the DFW base. He said their were two retired airline captains hired to fly passenger Lear's out of New Jersey for...
Forum: Part 135 09-23-2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 112,863
Posted By 1st2000
Ameriflight has a very good safety record, only...

Ameriflight has a very good safety record, only one accident can I think of was due to a mechanical failure. All the rest have been pilot error.[/quote]

Keep in mind that Ameriflight flies about...
Forum: Part 135 09-23-2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,997
Posted By 1st2000
The VP of Flight Operations came into that class...

The VP of Flight Operations came into that class last week and changed 2 pilots hired as PA31 PHX to 99 PHX. He told them PHX was going to be an all turbine base immediatly. Lucky them.
Forum: Part 135 09-23-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 112,863
Posted By 1st2000
Just finished training at Ameriflight and proud...

Just finished training at Ameriflight and proud to be here. When pilots leave they seem to go to Continental, Alaska, Southwest. One pilot just took a job at Cathay Pacific. The training was superb....
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