Now they are (supposedly) hiring for the Falcon 20.
They have DC-9s, which pay more and have more days off, and a shorter response time off of beeper.
28 day schedule-8 days off: 1 block of 8 or 2 blocks of 4. Each block includes a weekend day, if not the whole weekend. They don't fly much on the weekends.
65 hour guarantee, $43/hour. $1.58 per diem, 24-7 after you leave YIP until you get back. Last month 3 guys flew over 90 hours, so made an extra $1500 or so over guarantee for that month. Most guys breaking guarantee now.
Top Falcon capts last year made about $100K.
2 yr. contract-$28K, basically non-proratable.
If you do a decent job about 12 months. They are non-union, so if you're not doing well, you won't upgrade to captain.
DC-9 pilots are only hired off of the street when there are not sufficient DA-20 pilots eligible to bid the DC-9, equip or seat freeze, rigth now all but 8 of the DA-20 pilots are egible to bid the DC-9. DC-9 F/O makes $56 per hour 55 hr guar. about 3K more than a DA-20 F/O. In 2 years all F/O's and Capts will make the same for the first 7 years and top out as a Capt in either airplane at about 85K, with two 6 day weekends every 4 weeks, bid periods run Wed through Tues 28 days blocks. I do envision hiring DC-9 pilots for 18-24 months. Of course the oonly thing for sure in the airplane business is change, so this could all be different in 6 months.