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bafanguy

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Did a search for info, but didn't find much current stuff. Would anyone involved with IFL's 727 operation care to comment on the usual stuff you'd want to know ? Thanks.
 

jobear

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ditto for the 580
 

xdrvr

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I was there just b4 the 727 they usually hire low time guys, flying auto freight --vend for kitty hawk, active aero etc.. train you for the right seat --extreme cold weathr ops long duty days. 24/7 pager --must be w/i 20 min radius of PTK @ times can get released for the weekend. Down time usually when the plants shut down, around Xmas/New Years and changeover in July. Keep in mind this info is about 5 years old, but probably hasn't changed much. Owner is Alan Ross - local guy in West Bloomfield. For low time guys, starting pay is $1200/mo gtd (I think) and Capt pay was $2400/mo gtd --during the summer peaks you can expect a lot of long hours and some Capts were making about $80K in the 580 -- they definitely earned every dime of that. They did hire a few older guys close to retiring that already had types. They of course went to Capt pay and went right to the left seat. It's a great company to build time with. The experience is priceless... freight is definitely respected in the industry... not for the white collar pilot... you will get your hands dirty --hope this helps! Good luck

P.S -- I think the DO now is Mike Cary.. but not 100% on that
 

xrated

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Huh?
Man, current DA-2000/ Citation X pilot, used to work for IFL, Sure thats not you A.R.?
 

steveg

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You have nothing better to do than harass people you MIGHT have known and stir sh!t about the merger and parked planes? I should have called in sick yesterday and made you fly! Go ride your bike.
 

xrated

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Huh?
Nice one steveg. Harassed him more than I. Why don't you go throw your spandex biker shorts on and hike a mountain.
 

JessMan

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Convairs and 727's are part 121, FO pay is 2000/mo guarentee, but you make a lot more with border crossings, wait time, per diem, etc. plus pay over guarentee. Paid per mile. Training pay is $1000/mo, probation for 6 months at 1500/mo, then full pay with a slight raise at the yearly checkout anniversary. Average about 40 hours per month Jan.-June, then you're right up to the 100 hours in 30 days until about Thanksgiving. Most of the guys have been flying 30,000+ miles since July. It's a good company to work for if you don't mind the 20 minute call out, and you do get most weekends off when it's slow.
 

bafanguy

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Jessman,

Thanks for the info. That's the info I wanted. The ad was for 727 captains, but I get the big picture from your post.
 
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