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Old 14th Jan 2009, 08:45
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salary for flying rotor and fixwing?

would it be appropriate from me to request higher salary from company if I 'm going to fly both rotor and fix wing? if yes how much in %
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Old 14th Jan 2009, 09:18
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You don't say whether it's airline, corporate, GA, or whatever. You can certainly request more money, but I wouldn't expect a positive outcome unless there's a requirement to have both licences at the same time on the operation (tiltrotor is the only case I know of), or they can avoid hiring an additional pilot because of the skills you have.

If you're going to be flying tiltrotor, I doubt you'd need us to give you advice on salaries. If they can avoid hiring an additional pilot, then I'd ask for a percentage of the salary they saved.

My expectation would be to be paid for whichever licence gives the highest salary, but don't let me stop you asking for more ...

(Yes, I do fly both)
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Old 14th Jan 2009, 09:42
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it is corporate flying and there is no request for both licenses, but company will operate helicopters and turboprops, and my guess is that they would save some money by hiring me with with both licenses
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Old 14th Jan 2009, 14:32
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Also, will they fly either/or but never at the same time?
Because if they ever want to fly the helicopter while you are on a F/W trip, they are screwed.
For most companies my guess is, that you can only be a backup driver for one or the other, but they will not save a salary if you can't fill both positions?!

(different story for a single private individual, which can only be in one aircraft at a time anyway)

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Old 14th Jan 2009, 14:49
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To add to Phil's point, even private individuals will tend to link the FW and RW for a journey. Therefore, unless the aircraft are positioned by someone else, you will only be useful for one of the legs of the journey.

From what I have seen, you will have a primary role, and will occasionally get to fly the other. There will be little savings for the owner as he will not really be able to hire less people, but it may make life easier for the rest of the air department in covering rosters over vacations and due to sickness.

Increase in salary - probably not. Funding and currency to maintain both licenses - possibly. That's not a bad deal.

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Old 14th Jan 2009, 18:52
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I fly both and have managed about a 25% increase. it all depends on the relationship you have with the company and if there is any conflicts with scheduling.
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Old 16th Jan 2009, 07:21
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company primary job is with helicopters, fixwing is just used for suporting missions and from time to time, so I think that it would not be a problem for scheduling, and company would definitly save some money...
I would be very happy with 25% extra
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