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User currently offlineRachel From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 6 months 3 hours ago) and read 723 times:

I was wondering if anyone thought that it would be more benificial to fly for a well known FAR 135 operation and initially logging SIC (in, yes, a baron), or perhaps flight instructing and logging PIC in a Piper Warrior? Also, is it better to have 121 expierence and less total time or is it better to have jet time flying a 135 cargo operation? I see a fork in the road approaching quickly and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the subject.


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User currently offlineAAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3471 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 3 hours ago) and read 626 times:

>...for a well known FAR 135 operation and initially logging SIC (in, yes, a baron), or perhaps flight instructing and logging PIC in a Piper Warrior?

"Well known" to whom? Remember your target audience is the major airline and they're gonna teach you their procedures to fly their airplanes. "Well known" means nothing to them. Take the PIC time.

>Also, is it better to have 121 expierence and less total time or is it better to have jet time flying a 135 cargo operation?

Heavy jet time experience is one of the real tie-breakers if ever I've heard of one. If you can't get military experience, get the heavy jet experience and get as much as possible. The major airline will teach you how they want you to comply with FAR's so 121 experience won't help much if any.

>I see a fork in the road approaching quickly and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the subject.

Again, remember who your target audience will be when you try and sell yourself to the major airline hiring people. What do they need and how well do you meet that need. Beyond that you'll want to look for ways that make you stand out from the thousands of others drooling for the few slots at the majors.

Good Luck,
Andy Millon
CA MD90 AA



*NO CARRIER* -- A Naval Aviator's worst nightmare!
User currently offlineMD80DRVR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 604 times:

I would bet that in todays market if you were to start flying sic in a Baron you would be PIC before you knew it. Look at the situation and see if you think an upgrade would come rapidly. If so I would reccomend the 135 job. Initially you will probably learn a lot from the captain then you would advance to a multi engine pic position. If this scenario looks likely I would go with the Baron job. If upgrade in the Baron is not likely I would probably instruct.

Jet time is going to be better than Baron time when that opportunity comes. Try to get multi engine time and turbine time. If both are in light (under 12,500) airplanes I would not worry about the difference between 121 and 135 time.

Good Luck, MD80DRVR

Rachel wrote:
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I was wondering if anyone thought that it would be more benificial to fly for a well known FAR 135 operation and initially logging SIC (in, yes, a baron), or perhaps flight instructing and logging PIC in a Piper Warrior? Also, is it better to have 121 expierence and less total time or is it better to have jet time flying a 135 cargo operation? I see a fork in the road approaching quickly and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the subject.


User currently offlineRachel From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 588 times:

Thank you for your responses. They certainly have helped in my decision!

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