$50 to throw your name in the hat with the thousands already in there. I guess FedEx probably needs the money more than the unemployed pilots who will throw $50 for even the smallest of chances. Wish I could have my 50 bucks back. Good luck to all.
I've had my Fed Ex profile in for about a year (and I've been updating), with my 1500 multi turbine PIC and $5 I can get a cup 'o Java at Starbucks.
I think it is like just about anywhere, you had better know someone!
Don't forget , if you are a California resident you will get a refund of your $50. On the pilot.fedex.com home page just click on the "proof of residency". It will give you a form that you can print out . Just fill it out and attach proof (copy of CA drivers license, voter registration, utility bill, or rent statement)and send it to the address on the form or fax it to the fax number on the form.
In the past it has remained open continuously. The events of 9-11 and after led Fed Ex to close their site. The applications on file went up drastically and Fed Ex said they could never get to all of them and thus closed the site (temporarily).
Anyone else have this problem, or am I the only goofball...
After meticulously filling out (sts) my online FDX app, I got this message when I submitted my credit card payment (yes, it's a valid card):
FedEx Flight Operations is experiencing temporary difficulties.
No price/amount specified
Please contact FedEx Flight Operations customer service staff at firstname.lastname@example.org, or try again later.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Oh, by the way, the system completely erased all of my profile data.
This also happened three times just before the app window closed. At that time I figured it was the company slowing down the flow (sts) of applicants before deciding to close the window. Now I'm just plain stumped.
I had the application completely filled out (sts) each time. Only thing missing is a company reference, which I plan on updating pronto.
I just tried the pilot form and it worked for me. I cheated, I did not want to go through the hassel of entering everything on the pilot profile and upon entry of the creditcard lose it all so I just entered my name and SSN/Password clicked through to the end and paid by card. It took and now that I am in the system I can update the pilot profile at my leisure. Good Luck. Last time it closed I missed it by one day. Its worth a try. CHEERS
Just another thought it maybe the encryption code your browser uses that is gumming up the works. On the first page of the pilot profile below where it talks of $50.00 process fee is a paragragh on the type of encryption your browser must have. My guess is only worth what I charge... $0.02.
"1500 hours total fixed-wing time as pilot-in command (PIC) or first officer (SIC) including a minimum 1000 hours PIC in fixed-wing jet, fixed wing multi-engine turbo-prop, or multi-engine recip over 20,000 LBGW or combination thereof.
Note: PIC for this purpose is defined as Captain/Aircraft Commander of record, not simply the sole manipulator of the controls.
Note: FedEx considers only pilot time in fixed wing aircraft toward minimum qualifications. This does not include simulator, helicopter, flight engineer, bombardier, navigator, RIO, EWO, WSO, NFO, or Special Crew."
So in your case the lim fac isn't the weight but the number of motors on the plane. ie any T44, C12, or KC130 time would count towards the 1000 hours, but T43 time would not. It is my observation that no matter what the stated mins are most majors are looking for roughly the same thing, whether they explicitly state it or not: 1000 hours QUALITY PIC. There are some minor differances in what quality means (SWA wants turbine, FedEx wants Jet or big, etc), but the basic idea doesn't seem to change: the person in charge of a complex/fast fixed wing aircraft. I guess there are enough cargo carriers still running big recips for FedEx to leave that opening for them, but for whatever reason they don't want caravan guys.