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Ferry Pilots - Boeing

Old 10th Aug 2007, 11:40
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Ferry Pilots - Boeing

Anyone had experience on picking up work as a ferry pilot on Boeing types through the agencies?

How does it work and what is required?

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Old 10th Aug 2007, 17:03
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I'd imagine anything along these lines is done in-house. . .
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Old 12th Aug 2007, 19:46
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Ferrying of aircraft i.e. Boeing

Hola pdg75 -
What kind of ferries are you asking about... ?
There are many types of ferries...
The ones I do generally are for B-747s (100-200-300-SP) -
I do various ferries for my airline, as a management pilot...
I am also on the availability list of various "crewing" office/agencies.
They might call me to ferry an aircraft from "A" to "B"...
Generally it is to or from "desert storage" airfields such as -
Mojave and Victorville (California), or Kingman and Marana (Arizona)...
Circumstances vary, i.e. airplane going to be converted to beer cans... last flight -
Or airplane stored after months or years in desert, is ferried to new operator -
Can also be a "maintenance ferry" - engine-out ferry, or gear-down ferry -
Or airplane seized by banks/leasing companies, for non-payment of lease -
As I was previously qualified B-707, B-727, DC-8, I have flown some of these long ago.
For this you need a current licence, validated for a flight on these types.
Then you hit the books, and spend hours in cockpit to figure where the switches are...
Boeing is notorious for "differences"... a 747-236 is completely different from a 747-287 -
A lot of paperwork required for ferries, sometimes test flight(s).
Do not expect year-round employment. I average maybe 2 or 3 such flights yearly...
Any questions... ?

Happy contrails
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 23:15
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Boeing delivery or Test

New to this site, looking for salary spectrum for a 767, 777 or 787 pilot for ferry , Mx delivery or test flight.

Retired US Airline type

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Old 11th Feb 2019, 11:22
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I would think this is a rather narrow market as new aircraft needs an acceptances"Test flight" and are done by the senior "technical" pilots and one or two lucky chaps from HQ. In our case anyway , Seattle to Europe.
European LOCO here.
Would love to do one , but its never going to happen.
The other odd flight sounds like fun for a retired chap.
Have fun
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