Alpine Air Interview???

FriendlySkies

Well-Known Member
Got a call to come out to KBIL for an interview flying a BE-99 in South Dakota. I am heading out there real soon and wondering if anyone has interview gouges they can post for me. I have heard the good, bad, and the ugly so please save those comments. I'm just going for an interview and will decide from there. Thanks

FriendlySkies
 

gomntwins

Well-Known Member
Are you interviewing for the route based out of Rapid City? For Alpine, it's really not a bad setup. Outstation based and pretty easy money. One gear problem that involved a gear up landing out here within the last year and 1 crashed 99 that was pilot error out here too- that was probably 2 years ago now. Things go wrong... I don't know enough about their mx. to judge. The NTSB reports have the Alpine accidents within the last few years- read up and make your own conclusions I guess. Honestly though, the best Alpine schedules are going to be the SD types of routes (mail routes) where you're off in your own world- but that's what I like. No management to deal with. Just show up and do your job.

If you decide to take it and this is for the Rapid City route let me know... I can give you the rundown on living in RAP (I fly freight out of RAP at the moment) if you don't already know.
 

FriendlySkies

Well-Known Member
Thanks for your response.
I actually live in Rapid City right now flying for Black Hills Life Flight. Are you with Landmark or EncoreFreight? I am familiar with the crashes at Alpine and knew the 99 pilot fairly well. It's unfortunate, but it turned out to be a pitot-static failure, as well as some pilot error. I won't go into details in public.
 

Douglas

Old School KSUX
I have never heard of these guys before, so if did I read that right, that after the 300 hours your get kicked back out?
 
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