Airnet base seniority question

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Can an Airnet pilot shed a little light on how senior SDF and IND currently are? Is there 1 run out of SDF and 3 out of IND? What about LUK?

Interviewing this upcoming week and these are the bases I prefer, just curious if there is a chance of getting one or the other out of training (provided everything goes well) or about how long I'm gonna have to wait to transfer in. Thanks for the help!
 

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Thought you were going to apply at XJet
 

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you would get whatever base is open after training, if that run comes open and no one senior than you bids it, then it is yours. those runs tend to be bid on rather than given to out of training, but if you waited 3 months most likely what you want will come open.
 

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SDF, IND and LUK are all popular bases. It's hard if not impossible to speculate on when they will be open. The only good news is that because of the popularity there is a (relatively speaking) a high turnover rate.

Last I checked there was two SDF runs, one LUK and IND.

LCK is not that far away and your odds are somewhat better.

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I'll second that it is hard if not impossible to speculate prop base openings. Currently we've got 1 run out of IND, 1 out of SDF and 3 out of LUK. At LCK we've got 5 permanent prop spots (set runs) and about 7 reserve pilots. LUK is currently available, but it tends to be pretty popular. You may get lucky and get what you want out of training, but chances are you'll be able to move to what you want in a few months.

Good Luck!

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Hows the chances of getting BDL or TEB outta training?
 

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you can get teb any day of the week, they have to beg pilots to take it or just force them into it. Bdl on the otherhand isn't as big but it comes and goes, i foresee one in bdl opening soon.
 

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Hmm,
Is it cause of the cost of living out there or the run itself? I'm from there, so wouldnt mind living back in dirty jersey or up in CT
 

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mainly cost of living and the hole overcrowded thing. teterboro is just a pain sometimes, can't really explain it, but sometimes i just really hate it. Most of the runs are descent though making good money.
 

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I hear ya. The traffic jams of biz jets get old after awhile I guess. I'll cross my fingers for either base though. (plus gettin the interview, too)
 

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Msp?

Really looking into AirNet, and willing to live anywhere.

But, would like to eventually move back to Minneapolis/St Paul.

What's it take (in terms of seniority) to get based here?

Thanks.
 

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I am the current IND pilot, and my run was just awarded to a transitioning SIC. From talking to him, he will not be going anywhere anytime soon. Two LUK runs were just given to newer hires, and the last run is occupied by a pilot with about 6-8 months to go until the jet. Same for the SDF pilot (6 months or so until upgrade). The STP bases seem to come open fairly regularly - at least every couple of months. Also, the BHM runs are open alot, and people seem to love it when they go down there. Just come prepared for anything!
 

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Thanks.

So there is hope, that'd be nice.
Any complaints about AirNet that someone in my position should be concerned about?

t
 

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Dunno?
i thought he said he got hired at xjet?
 

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Foldem said:
So there is hope, that'd be nice.
Any complaints about AirNet that someone in my position should be concerned about?

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oh I'm sure you'll hear plenty of complaints about AirNet, there's lots of people on these boards that hate the Starcheckers and can't wait to see them fall.
 

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Princedietrich said:
oh I'm sure you'll hear plenty of complaints about AirNet, there's lots of people on these boards that hate the Starcheckers and can't wait to see them fall.
Yo Prince, Don't say that man. Although that may be true, Starcheckers can fly circles around anyone, anyday. As someone once told Guillotine over the radio in TEB when he made it in at mins and no one else did: AIRNET ROCKS!!!! It's the best flying you will ever do. Fun, great people to work with and there is always light at the end of the day. Oh wait, I guess that should be, there is light at the end of the tunnel, whoops. If you can get on with AirNet, DO IT!!! The starting pay is GREAT relative to regionals and it will make you a better pilot. Well, Guillotine and I bring those statistics down. I saw my training packet that was sent to the regionals. Awww, reliving those training comments was great. It's humbling to think how many times I crashed the sim. The best was impressing the Simuflite guys. They hadn't seen someone hit BOTH tiptanks in a while on a crosswind landing in the Lear. Thank goodness I did that in the sim, it humbled me enough to giving a crosswind landing up to the Captain one night in CMH when another unlucky FO got to burn rubber in N27TT. It was pooring and the winds were howling. Plus, having two Southwest guys in the back really made me reluctant to give up the controls and not embarrass myself too bad. It's all about networking. And of course, KM made the landing look like a walk in the park.

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Oh I'm not saying that we're not the best at what we do. hell it's probably why so many people resent us.

That and the fact that our executive management is a bunch of morons and the passenger charter part of the company looks down on the freight dawgs like they're the scum of the earth.
 

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you mean we aren't the scum of the earth? let the bkl millionair know that would you
 

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You better believe I am the best at what I do - air drumming while driving with my knees. You have to set the cruise if you want to work the bass pedal, though.

My only complaint about Airnet is that USC328 doesn't work here anymore.

Philly Approach: "guillotine007, you are following a USAir 737 2 o'clock, 4 miles"
Guillotine007: "roger, I have the chapter eleven in sight"

True story, see ya.
 

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Whoa, guys lets get something clear. Most of the guys on the passenger charter side used to fly on the cargo side. All the guys at our base came from the cargo side....some more directly than others but we all flew checks for Airnet at some point. My first gig was out of BUF I started in November, baptism by fire so to speak, 1200 hours, 30 kt x-winds, 3 ft of snow, flying uphill both ways....you get the idea.

I think more than 50% of the pilots at Jetride came from the cargo ranks. I personally have tremendous respect for any pilot who comes into Airnet with 1000 hours and sticks it out long enough to make it in to a Lear. If I see that on a resume I know what kind of pilot the person is.

Any Jetride guy who thinks the cargo guys are "scum of the earth" has his head up his ass. On the flip side sometimes I feel like the cargo guys forget that a lot of the guys flying passenger are actually old freight dawgs. Bottom line we are all on the same team and the Jetride side takes ask much pride in provideing the best customer service possible as the Airnet side takes in hitting deadlines.
 
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