Oh brother. I just saw the ads again n my Airline Pilot Careers Magazine:
ATA: DO YOU WANT TO BE AN AIRLINE PILOT???
TAB EXPRESS: MEN AND WOMEN WANTED TO SUPPLY THE U.S. PILOT SHORTAGE.
I'm pretty sure the SIC program through ATA and Ameriflight is a pay for training type deal. Amflight has rented out seats in their aircraft in the past which was merely people paying for a few hundred hours of turbine SIC time.