- Oct 18, 2005
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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?
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.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.
"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.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.