One small glitch: They don't acknowledge resumes received.aeronautic1 said:While on a IAH lauover last month, I shared the Marriott van ride to the Smithstonian Air Museum with two Air Elite crewmembers. They stated that Delta owns an number of aircraft but the fleet is mostly management agreements. The pay, unless you came with the airplane is typical Frac pay. However, they do get pass previleges and jumpseat on Delta.
I say go for it... At the very least check it out and report back to us... Can't hurt to check it out. Any idea about aircraft type offered? Good luck!Cpt Kangaroo said:any idea where their bases are?? Home basing???
Got a call today and wondering if I should even bother...
you mentioned 10 days off per month. during your "on" days, are you constantly on the road or do you get some "out and back trips"? on average, how many of your "on" days do you get to sleep in your own bed.turning2 said:A few facts:
As a previous poster mentioned, yes Delta AirElite crews do exist. We're kinda like ghosts tho
Basically a 135 operator; however, in addition to straight charter, we also offer a fleetmembership program. Essentially selling blocks of time, with certain guarantees on availability and such.
We do have a number of "affiliate" aircraft on our certificate. Corporate aircraft that companies either elect for us to manage and/or charter when they're not in use.
As far as the "core" fleet of pilots, we're all based in CVG
Schedule: currently 10 days off/month.
Pay: 1st yr F/O $30k
Upgrades: Typically 18-24 months, although recently it has been less, 8-12
Interview: Luck of the draw; although just like anywhere else, knowing someone is helpful.
As a side note, there is no integration with Delta seniority, although crews DO receive the same pass benefits as any/all Delta employee.
All in all, for a 135 operator, a pretty decent place to be. Small family type atmosphere, with a good working relationship between pilots and management.
This really depends on which aircraft you're assigned. I'm currently in the Lr-31/35 and we do a lot of out and backs. I'm probably averaging 3-4 overnights a month which leaves plenty of nights to spend at home in my own bed.BornAgainPagan said:you mentioned 10 days off per month. during your "on" days, are you constantly on the road or do you get some "out and back trips"? on average, how many of your "on" days do you get to sleep in your own bed.
For the most part, yes. We do manage and crew one CVG based aircraft (and I'm sure we could do more if requested), but every other aircraft (that I know of) on certificate is crewed by the owner of said aircraft.psysicx said:What about the managed aircraft?Do they hire separately?