Falcon Air Express

spg2bmd

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Anyone on here have any info on Falcon Air Express? Looking for amount of hours you can expect to fly out of the Mesa, AZ base. Xtra does a similar operation and they are crediting around 100-120 per month. Similar at Falcon for a captain?
 

labbats

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It might matter how many hours you fly if you got paid by the hour there.

Stay at a regional and save your license.
 

BuckMurdock1

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Stay at a regional and save your license.
And your dignity/reputation in industry. I believe this is the outfit that operated trips for Spirit Air during their strike..those pilots will forever be on scab lists and their careers forever limited (probably to never advancing beyond Falcon Air). Much different than simply being a non-union carrier; that place ACTIVELY volunteers their pilots to cross picket lines (true definition of scab).
Have a feeling you'd regret the decision to work there for the rest of your career.
 

cbogacz

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What a joke!!!!

[FONT=&quot]Falcon Air Express is putting together an initial new hire class with the planned base at Mesa, AZ. [/FONT]
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[FONT=&quot]A review of your resume would indicate that you possess the qualification for direct hire into Falcon Air Express as a MD-80 First Officer. Falcon is looking for a small number of First Officers.[/FONT]
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[FONT=&quot]The Mesa, AZ Base’s primary function is to service Immigration and Customs Enforcement Repatriation Programs. Other charters are flown as well, but the ICE flights are the current primary flying in Mesa. All of which is always subject to change without notice. The fact of the matter is that changes to the changes will probably occur without notice![/FONT]
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[FONT=&quot]The time off scheduled may not support commuting pilots. If the position is accepted, Falcon expects that the persons who accept the position will live in the base within 60 days of completing training.[/FONT]

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This is a position that is subject to the alcohol and drug testing requirements of FAR 120.

Successful candidates will also have to be capable of qualifying for an airport access badge under the existing regulations.
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[FONT=&quot]Successful candidates will be responsible for their own transportation to the Falcon Air Express (FAE) Training Center in Doral, FL. FAE will provide air transportation upon your successful completion of training to OE assignment, and upon completion of OE to the major air carrier scheduled airport nearest your home of record.[/FONT]
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[FONT=&quot]Falcon Air will advance the accommodations charges at the Extended Stay Inn for the training period. The cost of those accommodations will be repaid to FAE over a ten month period. The hotel charges at the Extended Stay Inn are approximately $62.14, including tax, per day. The cost of the hotel may be reduced is if you were to double up with another student, but that is at your discretion and your choice. Should you desire to arrange your own accommodations, at your own expense, that is also your choice. Falcon air does not pay salary or per diem during the training period.[/FONT]
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[FONT=&quot]The training is scheduled for 46 days. We need you on the line as soon as possible, so it is in Falcon Air’s best interest to move the training along. There is no guarantee that the training will be conducted on that schedule, but that is the plan. Most training weeks will be six days.[/FONT]
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[FONT=&quot]Pay will begin when you begin your operating experience (OE) with the Company. The F/O pay to start is 51.30 per hour with a 60 hr guarantee.[/FONT]
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[FONT=&quot]Per diem is payable at $36.00 per day and is paid for overnight trips where a hotel stay is involved. During day (or night) trips where no overnight hotel stays are utilized do not receive per diem.[/FONT]
 

Master Shake

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After reading that, I REALLY can't imagine who would ever work for such nickel and dime cheapskates.

Run...fast.
 

spg2bmd

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The pay is kind of crappy and everything, but not much is looking better in the states for us contractors overseas. Would like to come home and make a decent wage.
On the other hand, you have US Air which is paying next to nothing for 10 years as an FO on an Air something or... Guess thats about it. Maybe corporate IS where its at...
 
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