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Old 06-22-2013, 06:00 AM   #36  
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Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
Below the $32,000 a year CFI gig, there was a king air captain position, air ambulance for $72,000 a year plus benefits. How about instructing year 1 for $32,000, Amflight year 2 for similar pay, weekends off, turbine PIC and CASS, take the King Air gig for a couple of years STARTING pay $72,000 with 7 days on, 7 off, then apply to the majors. Compare that to a typical first 5 years at a regional.
ATP flight school don't advertise this option on their web site though do they?
Probably because single pilot King Air Capts aren't nearly as competitive for majors as regional FOs. Not saying they can't and your scenario is impossible, but it's not probable. Your hypothetical AmFlight pilot would be much better off going somewhere like USA Jet where he can get some jet time on a DC-9. That kind of experience will set him apart for the crowd far more than some Air Ambo gig will. You should also consider that some Ambo gigs only fly 200 hours a year.
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