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Old 13th May 2017, 00:39   #1 (permalink)


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Day in life of a Ameriflight cargo pilot?

Hi,

I was wondering if Ameriflight pilots could share their story on how their average day at work is like.

Thanks!
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Old 13th May 2017, 11:05   #2 (permalink)
 
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Your question is best asked in a more US-centric website. You can start here if you haven't seen it already:

https://forums.jetcareers.com/thread...flight.247815/
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Trying to help a friend. His son almost has 1200TT and has been doing all VFR aerial survey. He's about to have all 135 requirements to apply to Ameriflight, Bemedji, and other single pilot 135 night freight operators. How realistic is it that they can take someone with 10hrs multi and 80 IFR and put them in a Beech 1900. What things does he need to focus on going into an interview etc. Thanks for any input.
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Trying to help a friend. His son almost has 1200TT and has been doing all VFR aerial survey. He's about to have all 135 requirements to apply to Ameriflight, Bemedji, and other single pilot 135 night freight operators. How realistic is it that they can take someone with 10hrs multi and 80 IFR and put them in a Beech 1900. What things does he need to focus on going into an interview etc. Thanks for any input.
Skip ameriflight and tell him to go straight to an AA wholly owned regional Envoy, Piedmont or PSA
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Single pilot night freight is not something I'd recommend anybody despite the 'die-hards' that will tell you it will make you a "real" pilot.
Why not try Planesense and fly multi crew with boat loads of approaches and IMC flying.
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B2N2 ~ I heartily agree. After all the hours were built and you'd scared yourself to death but survived, you could move on & up. It certainly built a wealth of experience but only because you HAD to do it and the wealth was a byproduct. Take the safer option if your objective is to fly heavy, multi crew metal. If you're an adventurer/ sadomasochist/ stick & rudder lover, then try night freight!
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OK, great advise! He is still working on his associate aviation degree online and I've been telling him to find something to fill in the gap to the 1500 mark. Without having his degree finished will the top shelf regionals look at him? I read horror stories on the prune about places like Mesa
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Nothing wrong with small steps.
Albeit a single engine but the PC-12 that Plane Sense uses is no kids toy.
Cruise on in the low 20's at 275-300 TAS is a big enough step from SE piston.
Stay a year and build 600-700 hrs multi crew, all XC, and a ton of take off and landings.
Keep in mind you can fail a type rating ( even at a Regional) if you're woefully underprepared or simply lack the skill connected to experience.
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