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Siris

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So I've been just throwing my resume around and hoping it sticks somewhere. I applied to one add that was a bit odd as it contained very little information and had parts of it duplicated in greek. Today I got a response and it just seems kind of out there and makes me wonder if perhaps there is some sort of scam going on. Basic gist of the information in the letter is New company looking for a pilot to fly their 172 as part of a 135 certification process estimated to take six to eight months and after they would make you lead pilot and give a more regular salary. All for only looking for 500 hours. I can't see an angle to play here but it also just strikes me, as i said before, odd.
 

RAF805

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It does seem odd. I look at ProPilotWorld quite bit. They have a lot of forums that provide information on a variety of topics. It's a pay site but I have bene very pleased with it so far. If you PM me the name of the company, I can look to see if anything has been posted about them. Using a 172 as part of a 135 process seems like a red flag to me.
 

Siris

Active member
It does seem odd. I look at ProPilotWorld quite bit. They have a lot of forums that provide information on a variety of topics. It's a pay site but I have bene very pleased with it so far. If you PM me the name of the company, I can look to see if anything has been posted about them. Using a 172 as part of a 135 process seems like a red flag to me.
Doubt you'd find much, searching records the company was only incorporated last month.
 

Siris

Active member
So decided to accept the interview and they never joined the scheduled call. After radio silence for a little while i got the following:

(names removed for obvious reasons)


[Company name]
9:44 AM


Dear Candidate Pilot ,

Bellow you will read an an offering to work with [Company name] as a Chief Pilot, initially during y0ur FAA Part 135 certification process.


The following compensation plan is to be considered based on a six (6) to eight (8) month contract (to be contractually defined), taking into account the heavy duties, responsibilities, and liabilities this position carries:

Fixed rate signing pay (paid in full at signing) USD 3,000 $ with additional hourly flight pay USD 65 per flight hour, measured on the aircraft Hobbs. – paid bi-weekly.

In addition to both of these compensation offers; the following clauses will be added to the contract :

1. All transportation to and from your mother base and the location where the Chief Pilot is needed for company business is paid by [Company name] in Economy Class, unrestricted.
2. If work is required by [Company name] before the hours of 08:00 or after 18:30, or if no return airline transportation can be accommodated the same day, [Company name] will pay and cover hotel accommodations at an average market rate of USD 103 per night for the [Location] metropolitan area in addition to an overnight fee of USD 200.
3. Should [Company name] representatives not accommodate transportation to and from the nearest commercial airport, hotel and place of business, [Company name] will pay and cover a rental vehicle in the Standard Sedan category with pickup at the arrival airport facility.
4. Upon contract completion and FAA Part 135 certification, you will reserve Right Of First Refusal for the position of: i. Chief Pilot, ii. Captain/PIC, iii. First Officer/SIC; in this respective order, subject to obtaining all necessary certificates and flight hours required by FAA Part 135 regulations. Aircraft specific type ratings will be paid by [Company name].

These clauses and compensation offers have been thoroughly researched and are based on market availability, qualifications, and competitiveness.

Furthermore, an employment contract be drafted and reviewed prior to sharing sensitive Medical & Pilot Certificates and detailed logbook entries.

Available to discuss at your convenience,

Sincerely,

[Contact name]
 

Siris

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Responded with some questions but haven't heard back, I'm very skeptical at this point though.
 
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