Not even close.Recently a Flex pilot was bragging about making over $245,000 per year in a certain popular FBO. This pilot (AN) was hired less than 2 years ago! Can this be true?
You didn't read club ORD's post. Red Label guys ARE making that, And those pay rates are not posted on Airline Pilot Central.Not even close.
15 Year Challenger pilot working 195 day schedule is $142,000, International bonus is $100 a day, so even if every day that was worked was international (which would be impossible) that would still only be $161,500.
So lets be realistic, $142,000 plus say 30 days international so another $3,000 is $145,000, even at $1,000/day for overtime he'd have to work 295 days a year. Maybe he does, but he'd have no life.
ummmm... pretty sure some of the legacy guys are fairly junior right? So not far off.That would be about right for a senior red label pilot. $1000 a day plus overtime and bonus. But a two year pilot would not be able to hold that position. Was he bragging on behalf of his captain?
I could be wrong but I believe they are also getting pretty sweet quarterly bonuses too or did that stop? Honestly it's so ********************ed up I'm not really paying attention anymore.Remember, we have 28 day bid periods. So there are 13 "bid months" in a year. 13x16 days equals 208. So at $1000/day, a red label pilot starts out with a base of $208,000. Bonuses were between $25k-$30k this year. They offered me (regular line swine) at least ten overtime "opportunities" last year. So yes, it is possible to make $245k, but if AN is the new "safety" officer transfer from Options, then he has a management position. His salary is not driven by flight days.
"You union people" is in response to those who have taken on the responsibility of speaking for the whole pilot group.OK so here is a question IMP, do you or do you not support the Union? Just curious, you refer to some pilots as "you union people". As far as I know the union has always tried to negotiate with the company on a contract. The only recourse they have at this juncture is to arbitrate some sections of the contract. BTW I am not who you think I am and definitely not a red label pilot.
So says a guy who can't wait to get his spot on a red label crew.It's pretty easy to point out everyone else's faults while hiding and refusing to help change things. That is a huge problem on our side of the house.