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Msg ID: 2559551 Real $$ @ Maverick +2/-0     
Author: Looking
3/11/2019 7:13:30 AM

looking for a change in life what can one expect to make flying over the Canyon? That 7/7 schedule sounds pretty good   

Thanks in advance 



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Msg ID: 2559553 “We pay the most”. But we won’t say is we also (NT) +1/-1     
Author:work you the most as well.
3/11/2019 8:18:48 AM

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Msg ID: 2559554 “We pay the most”. But we won’t say is we also (NT) +1/-0     
Author:60K
3/11/2019 8:32:24 AM

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Msg ID: 2559577 “We pay the most”. But we won’t say is we also +3/-1     
Author:go HEMS you'll start at $73k
3/11/2019 11:52:09 AM

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work 7/7 and get paid if you don't fly....flying the canyon, they will work you up to every last min of your 10hr day..flying in the heat, dealing with crybaby tourists that want to be treated like kardashians etc....No way...



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Msg ID: 2559578 “We pay the most”. But we won’t say is we also +3/-0     
Author:CFI - Tours - HAA
3/11/2019 11:55:18 AM

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I don’t think HAA is an option for them right now. Maverick is probably their way to gain some hours and turbine time to get to HAA. Seems to be the common civilian path. 



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Msg ID: 2559579 Real $$ @ Maverick (NT) +2/-4     
Author:just above tree fiddy
3/11/2019 11:58:50 AM

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Msg ID: 2559587 Real $$ @ Maverick +1/-1     
Author:Start here
3/11/2019 12:30:34 PM

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http://www.helicoptersalaries.com/

 



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Msg ID: 2559675 Real $$ @ Maverick +1/-0     
Author:Current mav
3/11/2019 10:20:27 PM

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that pay scale is very out of date.



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Msg ID: 2559628 Real $$ @ Maverick +1/-2     
Author:Anonymous
3/11/2019 5:03:00 PM

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Heard from a Canyoner that they only hire dudes and only good looking ones at that... why not good looking chicks?



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Msg ID: 2559639 Real $$ @ Maverick +1/-0     
Author:Former that
3/11/2019 6:47:15 PM

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Because they'll distract the pilots, obviously! /s


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Msg ID: 2559656 Real $$ @ Maverick (NT) +1/-0     
Author:thanks for the compliment!
3/11/2019 8:06:49 PM

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Msg ID: 2559666 If you've never +1/-0     
Author:NoMo
3/11/2019 9:33:21 PM

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flown tours you may like it......................for the first half of the season.  



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Msg ID: 2559674 Real $$ @ Maverick +6/-0     
Author:Current mav
3/11/2019 10:16:12 PM

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Been doing it for a few years. 9 months out of the year it's a sweet job. The other 3 months however, you have to use all of your willpower to not plow it straight into the side of the canyon. when it's 118 outside and your "AC" is blowing 90-100 out of the vents and a forigner who knows they are prone to air sickness, yet still chugged half a bottle of spiced rum before the flight throws up in your lap and then bails with no tip, the decent tour money seems less worth it. Hell, building turbine time doesnt even seem worth it at that point.

With that being said, it's a great place to work and they pay you a very livable wage. Especially for how broke most CFIs after getting paid next to nothing, it's probably the highest paying job one can get right out of instruction.

As long as you have a good head on your shoulders and arent an arrogent person who thinks your above tours, it's not as bad as people say. 

Mav southrim is a completly different company than vegas. you will make more at vegas and fly less. You'll do one flight a day on average in the winter, and sometimes get standby days. That means you still get paid and sit at home browsing p*rnhub...i mean read your RFM.

Summer you do 2 to 3 flights on average. a flight can be 30min long or a 1.5hr. You'll make an average of 380 a day before you account for tips which can be avarage of 40-100 a flight. Maverick has a higher end clientele generally* than the other companies which reflects in tips. It's not unreasonable to leave at the end of the day with 500+. 

If you know someone here that can vouch for your character and flying ability it will put you miles ahead of any other resume.

 

Goodluck.



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Msg ID: 2559795 Real $$ @ Maverick (NT) +1/-0     
Author:And no girls allowed
3/12/2019 8:37:46 PM

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Msg ID: 2559797 Real $$ @ Maverick +1/-0     
Author:current mav
3/12/2019 8:56:38 PM

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Unfortunately that is a rumor that has just spread, which I feel discourages women from applying because they have a "why even bother" mentality towards it, understandably so.

In my years here I haven't seen one female walk in to apply. Another possibly unknown bit of information is there are more women than men here, at least from my observation. The majority of the fixed wing pilots are women, im pretty sure even the chief pilot on that side is also. I'm not as in tune with their operations so don't quote me on that. But I do know we just hired on even more women over there. Almost all of the staff is female also, from dispatch to mechanics to reservations etc.

Any pilot who walks through the doors who is qualified for the position has a equal shot regardless of whats between their legs. Problem is as stated above, very few if any bother to stop in.



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Msg ID: 2559799 No women tour pilots?? +3/-2     
Author:Mr. Ogynist
3/12/2019 9:18:23 PM

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That's a shame. We need more women in aviation! I mean, who else is gonna make us a sandwich?



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Msg ID: 2559804 Bro do you even lift? +1/-2     
Author:Anonymous
3/12/2019 9:36:00 PM

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Sandwiches are terrible for gains.  



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Msg ID: 2559811 Bro do you even lift? +1/-1     
Author:Swoll Zone
3/12/2019 10:42:28 PM

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Brah! I don’t think you lift bro! Trenbologna sandwiches make all the gains! 



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Msg ID: 2559824 Oh, I Lyft, bruh. I Uber too. (NT) +1/-0     
Author:NoMoTaxisFoMe
3/13/2019 5:17:31 AM

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Msg ID: 2559895 IF U START OUT WITH “MY YEARS AT MAV” +1/-0     
Author:Something is wrong with u.
3/13/2019 2:55:51 PM

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Years flying ditch tours?   No thanks. 



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Msg ID: 2559904 IF U START OUT WITH “MY YEARS AT MAV” +2/-0     
Author:could have a
3/13/2019 3:12:03 PM

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few screws loose I cant aruge that. As I mentioned above, a lot of people who leave tend to regret it. There are guys that come and want to drink bleach after a season, some have been here 10yrs+ just depends on the individual. It's such a easy job, you're in your own bed every single night, there is no get up and go asap HAA wx decision pressure at 3am, you're not working 12/2 all summer working 14hrs, you're not sleeping on a oil platform with the stench of fried food and armpits, MX is top notch, managemnet isn't terrible assuming you're not an idiot. Furthermore the networking is great in the valley for those interested in different paths after a season or two.

Surely isnt for everyone, but some find the pros greater than the cons.

 

 



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