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Old 11-07-2018, 08:25 PM   #1  
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Iím 49 with 970 TT mostly built as CFI. Iíve been in a non aviation career for a while. I live in Greenville SC 1:20 drive to CAE so AW is appealing. According to AWís pilot calculator I need 484 TT and 10 hrs night to meet employment requirements. Iím willing to buy a Cessna 150 and build the time in 3 months. Iíd rather get it over with rather than drag out 30-40 hrs a month CFI-ing. Will AW frown on this approach? I have a bachelors in professional aviation if that helps. I donít want to waste time at my age. Any other advise for someone in my situation would be greatly appreciated.
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Don't think they care that much, It might look bad if you build to much more than that though
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Don't think they care that much, It might look bad if you build to much more than that though

Too much time looks bad? They hire nearly anyone that applies and keeps them if they can pass training. End of story.
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Don't think they care that much, It might look bad if you build to much more than that though
They do not care, as long as you meet FAA mins, it could be a hot air balloon.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:51 AM   #5  
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Do it! If you meet minimums youíve got an opportunity to succeed. File and fly IFR for each and every flight. Youíll be better for it!
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:16 AM   #6  
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Not that more looks bad, 500 is a lot to pay for when there are tons of jobs available at 1000 hours. If you can do it fast on your on though it makes more since then working a slow job for 6-8 months. Just be prepared to have lots of down time with a broken plane
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:25 AM   #7  
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I would also encourage you to find a higher end multi engine simulator and put some time in it. I believe you can use as much as 25 hours of sim time towards your ATP. I am your age and recently changed careers into flying for AW. The sim time helped me transition better from the single engine piston to 250 knot plus operations. Also, look at Restricted ATP requirements. You might be closer than you think!
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I would also encourage you to find a higher end multi engine simulator and put some time in it. I believe you can use as much as 25 hours of sim time towards your ATP. I am your age and recently changed careers into flying for AW. The sim time helped me transition better from the single engine piston to 250 knot plus operations. Also, look at Restricted ATP requirements. You might be closer than you think!
Thanks for the sim advise. Iím actually concerned about being ďbehindĒ coming out of a C-150. Iíll start looking for a sim. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Thanks for the sim advise. Iím actually concerned about being ďbehindĒ coming out of a C-150. Iíll start looking for a sim. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Might suggest getting a part 135 job first. Gain some experience and fly some approaches then apply to Air Wisconsin.
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Might suggest getting a part 135 job first. Gain some experience and fly some approaches then apply to Air Wisconsin.
Donít rush with a lackluster plan. Instead of three months, take six, find some quality flying. 135, corporate SIC, even pipeline/survey. Something that gets the mental juices flowing, more than just VFR altitude under your seat. No one in my class near the demographic you described finished. 38% attrition. It isnít that they werenít trainable across the board, per se, itís that they werenít able to get through within the footprint that ZW would allow. Donít know if that template has changed at all.
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