Ameriflight Caribbean Questions

Way2Broke

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Does anyone know where Ameriflight bases their pilots in the Caribbean?
Is there any increase in pay to fly out of the Caribbean?
What planes do they have based here?
What kind of schedule can I expect?
Is most of the flying during the day or night?
Is it true that Ameriflight is CASS? I am planning on commuting from one of the smaller Virgin Islands.
Is Ameriflight considered scheduled or on demand?
How long is the training, and where is it done?
Are you paid and put up during training?

Thanks for all the info!
 
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DirtyBeech

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Way2Broke said:
Does anyone know where Ameriflight bases their pilots in the Caribbean?
Is there any increase in pay to fly out of the Caribbean?
What planes do they have based here?
What kind of schedule can I expect?
Is most of the flying during the day or night?
Is it true that Ameriflight is CASS? I am planning on commuting from one of the smaller Virgin Islands.
Is Ameriflight considered scheduled or on demand?
How long is the training, and where is it done?
Are you paid and put up during training?

Thanks for all the info!
1. puerto rico
2. not that i'm aware of.
3. 1900's, metro's, and 99's.
4. not sure out there.
5. rumor is we have cass, but i'm still not sure about that.
6. on demand.
7. depends on the aircraft. 1 week indoc, 1-2 weeks of ground, and a couple of weeks of line training is the norm. indoc is in burbank. most of the training is handled in burbank, seattle, and ontarrio, but it does happen system wide as well.
8. your hotel stay is paid for. you start earning training pay once you pass indoc. it's not much, but it's something.

hope that helps.
 

PA31Driver

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One thing I can answer for sure....we are CASS approved. I jumpseated today and I was on CASS.
 

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Are you guys happy that you went to Ameristar? Is it a good place to stick around at? I am not in the market for another time building job. What cargo do they fly in the Caribbean? Any input on the schedule would be great! Thanks as always!
 

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Way2Broke said:
Are you guys happy that you went to Ameristar?
Ameristar or Ameriflight? There's also Amerijet. :laugh: Sorry, I couldn't resist!

Most of the freight out of SJU is for UPS, but I believe there are a few exceptions.

I'm not 100% sure about the runs, but I remember hearing most of them are 9-10am departures out of SJU, with a 4-6hr layover.....then a 4-5pm departure back to SJU in the evening. Maybe someone can correct me if I'm wrong.
 
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haha, friend of mine works at Ameristar... I needed a good laugh. I wonder if anyone has ever done that during a interview. I'm glad that I did not go into public speaking! Where is a rock, I need somewhere to hide. :laugh: I'm not even going to go back and edit it, it was too funny.
 

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I jumpseated this weekend and was on CASS as well, but that's only with Southwest. Not sure what kind of luck you'd have with the Caribbean operators.

I think the San Juan based pilots get 3 weeks of vacation starting with day ONE.

And I have seen the published runs and times, but I dont' have them in front of me. I don't think there are any with long layovers, mostly out and back. 9am-ish to 7pm-ish. Maybe one or two hour turns at each stop, plus with 2-4 hour legs, so that leaves little time to enjoy a layover.
 

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That Video

Sorry, but I have no answers to your question. I just wanted to say thank you for that video of the "bedfart". That is one of the funniest videos I've ever seen.

Good luck with the caribbean. That would be awesome.
 

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What is the name of the company that flies out of Puerto Rico with DC-3s? Also, any info on them? Thnaks...
 

BYUFlyr

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MDAutry said:
What is the name of the company that flies out of Puerto Rico with DC-3s? Also, any info on them? Thnaks...
I think it's Four Star
 

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Is Ameriflight currently hiring into San Juan? I noticed they are posting alot of jobs lately and I am still interested. What domestic bases are they hiring into?
 

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No San Juan at this time. Always looking for Burbank/Oakland/Portland. Two + needed in Billings. Another two in Salt Lake. Billings and Salt Lake are direct entry BE99
 

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Does anyone know where Ameriflight bases their pilots in the Caribbean?
Is there any increase in pay to fly out of the Caribbean?
What planes do they have based here?
What kind of schedule can I expect?
Is most of the flying during the day or night?
Is it true that Ameriflight is CASS? I am planning on commuting from one of the smaller Virgin Islands.
Is Ameriflight considered scheduled or on demand?
How long is the training, and where is it done?
Are you paid and put up during training?

Thanks for all the info!
1. San Juan
2. No, but there should be
3. BE1900, SA227, BE99
4. 9-11AM show times and leaving the airport around 7-9PM
Most runs are 2-4 legs and the layovers are usually less than 3 hours
5. Day
6. Yes
7. On demand but they have scheduled routes out of San Juan
8. Mine was 5 weeks. One in Burbank for Basic Indoc and and four in Seattle for Metro training
9. Yes (but not much) and Yes
 

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Is Ameriflight currently hiring into San Juan? I noticed they are posting alot of jobs lately and I am still interested. What domestic bases are they hiring into?
Not lately
 

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Snap out of it
Do we need a name for this? UPS (ugly prop syndrome) perhaps. Ameriflight is a good job. It'll never be a great job. Mostly because everyone (pilots and management) know it's a stepping stone, therefore no one really cares about improving things (pay, schedule, etc.) At the airlines being on the first page of the seniority list means you work when you want, holidays off, cushy schedule. At AMF all it means is you get paid more. You still have to work most holidays, or at least the days before and after so traveling is out of the question. There's no vacation during the holiday season, so unless you live close to family or they come to you don't plan on seeing them. Some bases have it better than others, but at the end of the day the lack of a contract/work rules means you're at the mercy of whatever management can get away with under Part 135; and if you're familiar with 135 you know that's a lot. Happy Holidays.
 
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