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aperson

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Any current/former Airnet SIC's? I just got hired on with about 900tt and I'm wondering how long it takes to get to 1200? also where do you do your SIC runs?
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Flyin Tony

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congrats! whats your twin time at? Im at 1000TT and 30 multi, still waiting for a call.
 

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If you sucessfully complete training you'll do your SIC time in a Baron. They'll put you in a run that flies at least 100 hours a month, so you're looking at about 3 months or less of SIC and then you'll take an open PIC spot as soon as you hit it. Good luck!
 

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BushwickBill... yes it will be in our twins(mostly Barons), however even though they are single pilot airplanes, the FAA gives authority to our CP to assign an SIC to that run which then makes that single pilot a/c a two pilot a/c since the assignment of the SIC makes him a "required crew member." It has been talked about, and debated, on here before, however the letter of authority from the FAA that we have on file says exactly what i put above, which puts all debate to rest actually. I did it back in 2000, for 8 months (started here with 500tt) and it was nice to get to participate in the action before being thrown out on a run for the first time the same night you pass your checkride...it gives you a better feel for the operation and what is expected of you when you are ready to upgrade.

aperson, I believe the above about ~100 hours a month is pretty close, and i think you will do most of your SIC'ing out of LCK...they used to let you pick where you wanted to go, but now it is all assigned by the CP so that you will gain the most hours in the shortest period of time.
 

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you can't sic out of lck, that is reserved for ioe, they will give you somewhere else.
 

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they send people to bdl, teb, bhm...anyone want to help me out, i'm forgetting some other places.
 

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starchkr said:
BushwickBill... yes it will be in our twins(mostly Barons), however even though they are single pilot airplanes, the FAA gives authority to our CP to assign an SIC to that run which then makes that single pilot a/c a two pilot a/c since the assignment of the SIC makes him a "required crew member." It has been talked about, and debated, on here before, however the letter of authority from the FAA that we have on file says exactly what i put above, which puts all debate to rest actually. I did it back in 2000, for 8 months (started here with 500tt) and it was nice to get to participate in the action before being thrown out on a run for the first time the same night you pass your checkride...it gives you a better feel for the operation and what is expected of you when you are ready to upgrade.

aperson, I believe the above about ~100 hours a month is pretty close, and i think you will do most of your SIC'ing out of LCK...they used to let you pick where you wanted to go, but now it is all assigned by the CP so that you will gain the most hours in the shortest period of time.
Not trying to debate the matter. Just wondering about the opportunity. I'm considering a lot of 135 operations. Seems like a good way to go.

I think riding shotgun for a month would be a good idea. Not sure I want to go single pilot, at the minimums, with icing, my first week on the job anyhow. :)
 

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Airnet

Can someone w/ family (wife working and making good $$$, able to move and get job in/near medium / large cities as a software engineer) make a living at Airnet and be happy. I'm not worried about working nights or doing the same runs. Not interested in the glory of flying the big jets or any jets...Just want to make a living flying for a good company (good company = benefits, good maintenance, good training , safety oriented, people a good priority...)


-LA
 

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It is not at all that uncommon for a company to have a L.O.A from the FAA stating that you can have a trained and checked SIC logging time in a Single Pilot Aircraft. The smallest one that we have on that program is a Navajo. Make sure that the company has a current L.O.A on file though because I know of some companies that stated you can build time with them doing the SIC thing and it turned out that they did not have approval for the program.
 

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given how the industry is doing now, i don't expect too many more... that is just my opinion though
 

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BushwickBill said:
Not trying to debate the matter. Just wondering about the opportunity. I'm considering a lot of 135 operations. Seems like a good way to go.

I think riding shotgun for a month would be a good idea. Not sure I want to go single pilot, at the minimums, with icing, my first week on the job anyhow. :)
"Riding Shotgun" definitely has it's benefits. I flew a Chieftan at a different company prior to AirNet. Glad I did. My first night online by myself at AirNet was in a Chieftan. CMH-IND-MDW-CPS-MDW-MKE-CMH. 7.4 hrs flying, exactly a 14hr duty night/day mostly IMC, winter, in the ice. Daytime started on the MDW-MKE leg (6am). Things got busy on the radios quick with solid IMC between the two cities. I only got about 2 hrs IOE before that trip a night or two before. Now they are doing more IOE before sending you on your own. When I was a CMH Prop Floater, I had IOEs riding with me all the time. It's a GREAT company and I highly recommend it. It's the best flying you will ever do. I've recently left for the regionals after 6 months in the Lear, and do miss that type of flying on occasion, but dont' miss the night schedule. Pay is excellent as a prop pilot. I made $42,000 first year flying alot of fifth nights, on the road alot (perdiem and travel pay). However, new pay scales will not make you alot of money in the long run. Regionals will exceed AirNet pay scales after second year. Hope that helps.

USC328

What up fellow Starcheckers?? Enjoy your prop days, YOU WILL MISS THEM.
 

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Regionals might pay more after the second year if and only if you don't get furloughed when mainlines that you fly for declare bankruptcy.
 

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Purvis stop with the lies!! You know regionals don't pay better second year than Airnet! You know that very FEW people actually make base pay here! We all know you are just trying to justify your leaving even though you know it was a mistake. You probably spend more time on the starcheck website than any current employee!!
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Hey, don't mess with the Perv. No really though, Airnet will be some of the best flying I ever did. I was in BHM flying 8 hrs 5 days a week down to florida and around the gulf. Loads of fun and thunderstorms. It was great until they started cutting some runs down there, and I had to relocate. I made base pay in PHL for a while, which sucked. Now I am pulling in about the same money as I did as a prop captain making base pay, but there's light at the end of the proverbial tunnel when probation ends. Yeah it sucks. I could get furloughed, hell I probably will get furloughed, that's just the way I have to look at it. This is the way the industry is and you just have to try and make good choices the best you can. Is Airnet still trying to recoup the whole bank check thing going away with medical stuff? Airnet COULD be a great company if they quit outsourcing all their staff and quit losing shipments and quit hiring corporate raiders that come in and steal money and F*** the place up then leave. It's a damn shame. Have fun all. BTW, OUPilot: is that N78DM in your avatar? Great bird!
 

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all jokes aside...

Seriously...for one second - is Airnet a good place to hang you hat for that second career? My wife earns good money and i want to do something after retirement from military / IT world...

Thanks,
LA
 

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That is good old N800U. It is a BE55 that Ohio University uses for multi training. That is an awesome Baron. Had a Colemill conversion and all.
 
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