Just less than 6 months ago, Cape Air FO part 135 applicants needed only 500 hours TT to be hired. I just checked today and that minimum doubled. Am I seeing this right? It sounds more like a joke than anything else. Maybe too many newly-hired FOs with the old minimums couldn’t pass the checkride? Maybe the pay increased? Nope, I couldn’t find that. Airline Pilot Central still has FOs listed as starting out at $10/hr and Cape Air’s website says captains start at $17.16/hr. I earn nearly as much as first-year captains earn and my job doesn’t even require a college degree. Cape Air seems to be more of a company for pilots who want to be home every night and don’t want/need to progress to the majors, but I could be wrong. Do you know anyone who flies or has flown for Cape?
So here’s what their website has: https://capeair.com/pilots/index.html