My Ameriflight Experience So Far: Captain Juan Nuñez
We are thrilled to have Juan on the Ameriflight team!
We recently asked him to tell us about his experience with Ameriflight so far.
Here’s what he had to say:
“My name is Juan Nuñez and I’ve been flying as a Captain in the BE1900 with Ameriflight for six months. I’m currently based at the San Juan, PR location. I began my aviation career eleven years ago and previously worked as a CE208 Caravan Captain and First Officer on the CRJ900 in the regional industry. Before starting here, I met with some of the Ameriflight recruiters and friends of mine currently flying with the company and discussed all the opportunities and possibilities in starting a career and getting a good quality of life here.
My main attraction to Ameriflight was the ability to get hired on directly as a Captain and begin building multi engine turbine PIC time. I also like the great schedule that allows me to be home every night and have most weekends off. Ameriflight offers an incredibly competitive salary compared to other 135 companies and regional airlines.
With Ameriflight, I realized how much of a challenge I was signing up for. The ground school covered an in-depth discussion and breakdown of the aircraft systems and limitations which helped expand my own personal knowledge much further than any previous training. They stress developing versatile and all around competent pilots. After all, most of the flying we do here is single pilot, and if any issues were to arise during the flight it would be solely on you, the pilot, to assess the situation and handle it properly. Thanks to the training received here, each pilot is fully prepared to handle any abnormal events and create a plan of action to safely conclude the flight.
At Ameriflight, you can expect a challenging and rewarding career that will improve your skills as a pilot. The BE1900 is a great plane; it’s very maneuverable and has highly reliable PT6’s. If you’re looking for a way to quickly build that valuable PIC Turbine time, or just to be at home with your family every night like me, Ameriflight is a great option. You’ll become a better pilot and get the opportunity to fly around the country (or in my case the Caribbean). I’m happy to be a part of the Ameriflight family!