>...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.
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