BlueFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3487 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6752 times:
With so many experienced pilots on the street, I'm not sure you even have a good shot at crop dusting or aerials. CFI is probably your only option unless you've got a rich uncle who can afford to get you in at Gulfstream Academy.
It'll get you a job (nix that, PAYING for your work), technically...I mean you'll have passengers in the back and stripes on your monkey suit...but it's no way to learn how to fly. Throwing money at a problem in order to fix it is rarely, if ever, the way to go.
I listened to a poor EYW controller trying to tutor a Gulf Flight over the radio a few weeks ago. It was really sad...and pathetic.
BlueFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3487 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6653 times:
Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 3): You could always try one of the Mid-east airlines, I belive they are still hireing...
But not with just 200 hours TT. They don't hire as much as they used to, and there are plenty of available pilots, so they can afford to be more demanding. F/O position with QR, one of the few actually hiring, requires 2,000 TT now. G9 is happy with "only" 1,500 hours TT but wants an A320 TR too.
If they were hiring, AirNet would be his best bet. No specific TT required.
Yeah, should have mentioned it wasn't going to be a popular option with many and that the benefits of going that way are... disputed at best, if not downright challenged.
Disclosure: Don't know enough to have an opinion about the merits, I just know it is an option.
AirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25 Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6569 times:
Quoting 2H4 (Reply 11): I suggest looking into military options.
That is what I would do. I don't understand, in the state of the airline industry is like now, why we have so, so, so many people who just got their pilots license and expecting that they will automatically land a job with someone somewhere... there are so many unemployed airline pilots out on the street now its nearly impossible for a fresh pilot to ever get a job with a carrier nowadays (except Mesa probably...).
Personally, I wouldn't want to fly with an airline. The job isn't what it used to be anymore.... the glitter and glam days are over, unfortunately. I just don't see the point.
My added to my opinion.
A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
Maybe, but that decreases overall quality if everbody becomes flight instructor. I had 5 instructors to get ally my ratings and only 1 cared to explain all there is to it. Others were just bulding on their time
SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 36 Reply 15, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6475 times:
Good luck out there! My fiance was a CRJ F/O and has over 5000 hours, he got furloughed about a year ago and has applied to countless companies (corporate and commercial) and has not even gotten so much as one interview yet! Not many of his furloughed friends have had any luck out there either I sure hope things turn around in this industry really soon, there are so many pilots on the streets right now.
FLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6438 times:
Quoting teckysmit (Thread starter): Does anyone know of companies that are hiring now or soon for young fresh pilots like myself?
Nobody. You basically are worthless in the industry unless you got 1500hrs or more, and even then. Take this from somebody who has 300hrs, a CFII ticket, and has been looking for a flying job for over a year.
You have no guarantee of a flying job with the military. You could be flying a desk for all you know as a career. And when all said is done, you won't have that many hours after 6-10 years of service as if you did a CFI job or other flying job for that amount of time. And, nowadays airlines are picking civilians first. This told to me personally by several ex-military pilots and airline hiring personnel.
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 20546 posts, RR: 56 Reply 17, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6394 times:
Get hours any way you can. But don't sell your soul to do it, otherwise you're devaluing the profession and screwing all the other pilots over. But still, you need hours, because very little else matters, so get them.
That's pretty much the message these days. And yes, it is extremely contradictory.
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airbuster From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 404 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (3 years 10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6273 times:
APPLY APPLY APPLY!!! and do it WORLDWIDE, send out hundreds, thousands of applications, be a tiger, fight your way thru! I'm sure someone in this world will give you a flying job, be open to moving, adventure, and take whatever comes up!
Staying in Canada and looking around localy won't get you far but try there anyways.