Ameriflight

tinman

99.....again?
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Anybody in the Sept. 19th class?
 

Flyin Tony

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Are you going to be in class? If so whats your times at? Plane? Base? It wont be long untill im at there mins and thats the first place in going to try for.
 

tinman

99.....again?
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Plan on being there! Almost 1400/300. 99 in SLC. How close are you to the times?
 

cfrey79

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Sep 19 class

Tinman,
I'll see you there. I'm going to the BE1900 out of SJU. I'm looking forward to it.
 

tinman

99.....again?
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Looking forward to it also, see ya there!
 

EatSleepFly

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Not in the class, but I'm interviewing next week. She didn't say which plane or base though. Looking forward to it!
 

Photoflight

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what are the chances of gettin trubine equipment right away if you have a couple hundred hours turbine already?
 

ksu_aviator

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Call the Burbank office and talk to them. They are very friendly and will give you a straight up answer. It is all based on need, if they need a turbine pilot at the moment you call you have a better than average chance.
 

Flyin Tony

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Im at 900TT and 20 multi, but multi time is going to come fast in the next few months as I might get a twin comanche. This is the place I would like to work for. Congrats guys
 

EatSleepFly

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Portland ?

Does anybody know why they always seem to be looking for pilots in Portland? Is there a lot of turnover there (and if so, why)? Is it an undesirable place to be based?
 

TheDogsBollocks

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EatSleepFly said:
Does anybody know why they always seem to be looking for pilots in Portland? Is there a lot of turnover there (and if so, why)? Is it an undesirable place to be based?
PDX is a good base to build multi-piston time, but the wait for a turbine transition runs longer than the average AMF base, plus the turbine runs are not good time builders (about 2hrs/day). Most piston pilot's at PDX tend to migrate to a regional, or seek a base bid at another base in the AMF system-this is the key to getting the turbine PIC on the quick.
 

psysicx

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Is 1400 hrs common for the turbine? And are you saying the 99 runs out of PDX are not good time builders?
 

citabriapilot

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From what I've seen, it seems like most of the 99 runs aren't "good" time builders in the sense that you typically get around 2 hours a day. Portland has a few that are 3 hours +, but most are between 1.8 and 2.2. Most bases seem to be like this for the 99. And no, they aren't looking for turbine pilots in Portland, just Chieftain.
 

nfinity8

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Ameriflight is a good place to build great time. Low timers can go from a piston to a turboprop in a relative short time depending on company need. You will fly mostly nights and will sleep all day, so you won't really have a life throughout the week but you will be building that time, which is a good thing. Most of the people I have met have been great but there are a few exceptions...Be very leary of the San Juan Base. The base MGR (I use the term loosely) is the biggest A$$ in PR. He suffers from a "short man" complex and treats the pilots like SH@^!! Ask anyone that works in PR or anyone that's been here or knows of J.M. (the flight attendant). The opinion is always the same (so don't take my work for it). All in all, Ameriflight is a really good place to build time...
 
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