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They are part 135, not a scheduled 121 carrier. They have flown multiple contracts in the past, M&T Bank shuttle is one the I remember before US out of ROC picked the contract up. They have been flying the junkstreams for as long as I recall and they have had these "big jet dreams" for quite some time and yes, they are out of Latrobe. Hard to compete when Ed is running LJ the way he has been for years right next door. I don't have any specifics with regards to QOL, schedule, etc. I was called years ago for the interview but after going in and out of Latrobe many times on charter for M&T I couldn't bring myself to move to the area and suffer the possible severe depression that may or may not have sunk in if I did have to reside in that area for any prolonged period of time. $36K does seem quite low and I am sure they would fly you as much as they could, I would explore all other options especially since most other charter and quite a few corporate flight departments are hiring in the area from what I have heard. Hopefully current or former Vee Neal pilots can add and key you in a little more than what you have been able to obtain here in this thread thus far.
They have been advertising for J31 and Saab pilots for close to a year (perhaps more). Charter 135 for $36K in Latrobe is probably not great QOL. Min days off. Forever on call. Ask them what their turnover rate is. Their phone interview will most likely stop at that point.
I had a three day trip to Latrobe last month and stayed in Ligonier (crappy Ramada ), and I really liked the area. You young guys prolly need more night life, but us old farts like the relative peace and quiet, beautiful countryside, and friendly Yankees (that was a new one ). The cost of living seems lower than GSO, but still ... FO pay might get you a shared camper in that "beautiful countryside", considering what they pay their Captains.
One thing though ... what's the deal with the chuncky chicks up there? I think I saw one slim broad the whole time I was there, and we went out every day just fart'n around. Come to think of it ... that'd nix the deal for me, even if they provided the camper for FOs.