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Ameristar Air Cargo, Inc.

Addison, TX

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QUICKTAKE
  • Ameristar Air Cargo, a FAR 121 air carrier, hiring FOs and Captains to join our team, DC-9 pilots working in an unscheduled, on-demand freight transportation environment.
  • Please email resumes to: [email protected]
  • HOME BASED – Travel to and from the aircraft provided by Ameristar.  Hotels – Hampton/Holiday Inn Express level.
  • Covid Vaccine and Face Masks are at Pilot Discretion
  • Profile updated October 10, 2021 (Quicktake, Paynote)
PILOTS
Total: 16
Active: 16
Furloughed: 0
UNION
None listed
FLEET
B737: 2
DC9 cargo: 4
DOMICILES
None listed
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

Updated as of October 10, 2021

Skills and Qualifications:

• ATP with at least one turbojet (Group II) type rating without an SIC restriction, 3000TT, Jet time preferred

• Ability to pass a 10-year Background Check, Fingerprint CHRC, DOT Drug Screen and ability to enter into Canada

What phone number should jumpseaters use? 972-248-2478 Ext 11

 

Year

DC9 Capt

FO Only

1

80,000

75,000

2

84,000

77,000

3

86,500

79,000

4

89,000

81,000

5

91,500

83,000

6

94,000

85,000

7

96,500

87,000

 

Starting salary @$70,000 on first day of ground school.

Per Diem and lodging paid during training when away from home base. After completion of the simulator proficiency check, the base salary increases to $75,000/year. After successful completion of Captain IOE, the base salary increases to $80,000/year.  Average yearly overage is 30% above base salary.

209 scheduled days per year.  Either 17 or 18 days/month – flexible scheduling for the monthly requirements

• Loading pay on freighters

• $2.00/hour per diem (away from home base),

• $0.30/mile for FOs and .36/mile for Captains after approximately 15 hours of flight.

• Minimum extra day rate is $425 or trip flown if higher.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Fly aircraft to various locations throughout the continental U.S., Mexico, & Canada.

• Load freight, ensuring a balanced load.

• Supervise aircraft refueling.

• Maintain accurate records for use by other company departments.

• Maintain knowledge of Ameristar procedures and contents of manuals

• Perform aircraft related duties and assignments as required.

Additional information:

• Eligible to upgrade to Captain status based upon performance and previous experience and not seniority.

• Health insurance

• Paid Sick and Vacation days

• Additional bonus programs; one based on extra days/per calendar year and the other based on Company performance

• iPad provided by Company for charts and manuals

JUMPSEATS

CASS Participant Yes

 

KCM paid for by Ameristar

 

What phone number should jumpseaters use? 972-248-2478 Ext 11

Ameristar Air Cargo, Inc. PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Yearly)
Year
DC9 cargo     
7 96500     
6 94000     
5 91500     
4 89000     
3 86500     
2 84000     
1 80000     
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Yearly)
Year
DC9 cargo     
7 87000     
6 85000     
5 83000     
4 81000     
3 79000     
2 77000     
1 75000     

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PAY NOTES

Monthly Line Holder guarantee: Extra pay starts around 15 hours

Monthly Reserve Guarantee: Yearly pay divided by 12

Reserve Details: 209 days per year divided into 17 days and 18 days per month.

  • Company pays for KCM
  • Health insurance offered
  • Uniform allowance
  • Paid Sick and Vacation days.
  • Bonus programs; one based on extra days/per calendar year and the other based on Company performance
  • Company pays expedited fees for passport
  • iPad provided by Company for charts and manuals
  • Loading pay on freighters
  • Partial Reimbursement for cell phone.
  • Minimum pay credit per day and flight leg
PER DIEM

Per Diem and lodging paid during training when away from home base. After completion of the simulator proficiency check, the base salary increases to $75,000/year. After successful completion of Captain IOE, the base salary increases to $80,000/year.  Average yearly overage is 30% above base salary.

RETIREMENT

401K:

Matches 50% up to 6%

401K Matching YES

A/B Fund: NONE

401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund:

Does this company provide a Defined Benefit Plan (A Fund):  NO

Does this company provide a Defined Contribution Plan (B Fund): NO

Other:

• Eligible to upgrade to Captain status based upon performance and previous experience and not seniority.

• Health insurance

• Paid Sick and Vacation days

• Additional bonus programs; one based on extra days/per calendar year and the other based on Company performance

• iPad provided by Company for charts and manuals