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Cape Air

Hyannis, MA

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QUICKTAKE
  • Varying schedules, basing, home at night, commutable in BIL
  • Unplanned out of base overnight pay plus per diem
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan 
  • Guaranteed 12 days off per 28 day period
  • Cape Air offers a $2,000 Pilot Referral bonus for current employees
  • $5,000 bonus for pilots that remain full time through October 15th, 2017
  • $500 bonus per day for full time pilots flying on a day off. 
  • $300 per day bonus for part time and on-call pilots.
  • Mandatory crew breaks throughout the duty day
  • Generous leave of absence policy: Retain seniority for 1 year, and always retain longevity if you return
  • Base transfers have relocation allowance and paid days off when moving your domicile
  • Medical reimbursement for pilots
  • Paid paternity and maternity leave – 12 weeks
  • Reduced gym memberships
  • Short/Long term disability
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • Wellness benefit
  • Vacation accrual
  • Paid sick leave
  • 8 company paid holidays
  • Caribbean domiciles: SJU, STT, STX, MAZ, EIS, CPX, VIJ, VQS
  • Pacific domicile: Guam
  • All C402, BN-2’s are equipped with Garmin 430W
  • Founded in 1989
  • IATA code: 9K; ICAO code: KAP
  • ATC call sign: "C air", pronounced similar to "CARE"
  • This page last updated: May 15, 2017 (Quicktake, Union)
PILOTS
Total: 247
Active: 247
Furloughed: 0
UNION
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
FLEET
ATR42: 2
C402: 85
BN-2 Islander: 4
DOMICILES
STL
RKD
RUT
SJU
SLK
VQS
ALB
HYA
AUG
IRK
LEB
MAZ
MVY
MWA
PVC
BHB
BOS
CGI
EIS
EWB
GUM
BIL
SDY
OGS
STT
STX
TBN
UIN
CPX
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

Cape Air jobs page

- 402 First Officer Minimums: 750TT, 15ME-PIC
- ATR First Officer Minimums: ATP or R-ATP minimums1,000TT, 100ME-PIC; previous 121 experience
- 402/BN-2 or ATR Captain Minimums – ATP Multi-engine land or applicable minimums
- Cape Air pays for ATP-CTP and ATP check ride if required

JUMPSEATS

CASS – Company funded
Known Crew Member Feb 2017

Cape Air PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
  ATR42 C402 BN-2 Islander   
15   86 32 32   
14   84 31 31   
13   81 29 29   
12   79 28 28   
11   77 27 27   
10   74 26 26   
9   72 25 25   
8   70 24 24   
7   68 23 23   
6   66 22 22   
5   64 21 21   
4   62 20 20   
3   60 20 20   
2   59 18 18   
1   57 17 17   
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
ATR42 C402     
15 46 14     
14 46 14     
13 46 14     
12 46 14     
11 46 14     
10 46 14     
9 46 14     
8 46 14     
7 44 14     
6 42 14     
5 40 14     
4 39 14     
3 37 12     
2 36 11     
1 28 11     

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PAY NOTES

*Pay Scales based on 121 FLT HRS, 135 DUTY HRS

Requiring a $30,000 promissory note for first officers; after upgrading and flying for one year as a Captain the note is removed from employee record and does need to be paid.

Pay for the PIC-qualified Cessna Part 135 First Officers is $12.91/duty hour 

Cape Air offers a $2,000 Pilot Referral bonus for current employees

Part 121 operation pay (ATR 42)

o 72 hour min for line holders and 80 hour reserve min per 28 days
o ATR pilots receive 150% pay for overtime over 85 hours per 28 days
o Pure reserve lines not typical; all FOs are lienholders

Part 135 operation pay (C402, BN-2)

o Weekly guarantee is 40 hours per week
   - Duty hour not flight hour
o 150% pay for Part 135 pilots over 40 duty hours per week

All pay regardless of operation is greater of scheduled or flown

Future contractual pay raises: March 2018

Day off incentive flying program pays graduated amounts for volunteering early and often over the course of the program. As you reach certain tiers of "days worked" the bonuses increase, up to $500 per day plus overtime rate.

PER DIEM

$37/day for nights away from your base

RETIREMENT

401K:

.25% per 1% of employee contribution up to 1% COMPANY MATCH if employee contributes 4%

401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund:

no

Other:

Profit sharing switched to stock distribution for calendar year 2015 (allowed Employee owned percentage to reach 30% companywide). For each year after 2015 the Board of Directors will vote on Profit Sharing, as has been the practice since 2005.