I kind of figured just getting started with somethiing like a thousand hours you were looking at something similar to first year regional pay.
At Airnet (if we ever hire again) base pay for a first year prop captain is ~28,000.
The better than first year regional pay is why many people (including myself) go the 135 freight route. My company's starting pay is in the mid 30's but we fly a lot less than a lot of the places offering low 40's. My first year I think I flew 400 hours roughly in twin cessnas. I fly more now, but also make significantly more money, and fly turbines.
But note after about 3-4 years the freight world lags behind the regionals especially if there is an upgrade.
That depends on the company. I've been flying freight for 4 years and am making more than any 4 year regional captain I know... and I will probably not be passed for a number of years.
If I was still left seat in the lear at the old place that would be the case.
What are the minimums at most places now?
Can anyone confirm my calculations for AMF pay? (First Year CA; PA-31. Pay figures from APC)
Base pay $2,333/month
Per Diem: $35/day
Figure 25 days of flying per month = $875/month Per Diem
Base + per Diem = $3,208/month?
APC states that you can make between $34-$36k your first year.
how hard is it to get into a fedex feeder like mountain air cargo flying the caravan.. that is my dream job
Im defintely interested in going the freight route. I know it varies and you have to pay your dues and all that, but how much can you expect to make your first year or so flying freight (just breaking in to the industry?)