Contract Pilot Question

Jetlag

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What's the going rate to make your self available to a client? i.e. they dont have an trips but need a captain to cover the airplane (CE-550) in case on pops up........essentially standby. PM or post here please.
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Hugh Johnson

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The same daily rate as if you were flying. If you're making yourself available to them you're not available to anyone else. Good luck.
 

bizjet800

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I would charge them a little less than a full daily rate. However, if another trip came up I would charge them the full daily rate, or take the other trip.
 

guido411

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Depends on what the operator asks of you.

"Hey, just a heads up, we might have a need for a pilot on this date, wondered if you have anything scheduled yet." = No charge but also take first trip that offers money.

"Hey, I have a trip on this day but it might cancel. I need you to be available if you're interested." = Daily rate, I bet the salaried pilot gets a paycheck if it cancels because he is garuntees his availability.
 
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TxPilot0878

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Part time and Furlough sucks...guarantee your pay! I am living it so the rest of ya'll can BACK OFF!!!!
 
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