Any Alpha Aviators out there?

USMC-SSGT

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Looking at possibly sending in an app to Alpha pretty soon.
Here is what I know-
The payscale
The schedule
The equipment
The bases

What I am looking to know is with the 7 on schedule say being based in PSM are you typically gone from day one until day 7 away from base or are there times you return to base for a few hours and then continue a trip or possibly a few days where you do not even have a trip but are just on call. I dont mind being gone 7 days but living 6 miles from PSM even a few hours off could be a great break to enjoy lunch with the wife and head out again.

Upgrades are advertised at around 8 months to a year. I am sure this may change a bit with the current industry but it also says you are considered after 1500TT. I would be applying with around 1700 or so TT and would probably (if hired) start closer to 2000TT. Have you been finding that upgrades have been falling into that 8-12 month range?

Perdiem: What do you typically average for hours of perdiem during a 7 day trip? I figured 6 full days at 24 hours so 144 per trip or so. Is this a realistic number?

Pay, I thought I read somewhere that you get a pay raise at 6 months and then at a year but can not recall if that was for all or if that was for Captain upgrade along with the 5k bonus.

Resumes: I have called HR twice but got voicemail on both accounts. I would prefer to speak to someone in person as opposed to the less personal voicemail. Would you reccomend I just drive there resume in hand or is there an email or address I should send it in to?

That pretty much covers it for now, thanks for your help.
 

JDE

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Are you a member over at ProPilotWorld? I think there are a few guys over there that fly for Alpha.
 

USMC-SSGT

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I am not. I was recently told by a coworker to join but cant bring myself to pay money for a forum.
 

JDE

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I am not. I was recently told by a coworker to join but cant bring myself to pay money for a forum.
I was the same way, but trust me, totally worth it. More information and contacts there than you can imagine...especially if you're looking to get into the corporate world.
 

USMC-SSGT

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Good call JDE. I just spend the 10 bucks (3 weeks worth of pay from CJC) and already found some good stuff. Not all that I was looking for but I posted the same thread there and have some hope for a few good responses.
 
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