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06-21-2017, 08:24 PM
Hi everyone,
I'm a new member and after a good amount of teaching and examining (Part 141 Check Pilot) I'm ready to jump into the right seat of a business jet.

I saw a lot of great jobs in Southern Florida but I'd like to stay in Central Florida to keep doing part time Check Instructor (on my off days) while building my time in corporate/part 135/part 91.

I have 1200+ hours, not much multi but a little jet experience, can you please give me suggestions on the best path to take and also if you know any place hiring with "newer" planes?

I don't want to look snobby but I'd rather not fly anything older than a Lear 31A, Citation CJ3, Beech 400XP, Phenom 100/300.

Money is not that important as it is management, quality of airplanes/maintenance, schedule (I'm willing to have no set schedule and leave on a whim but I'd like not to be overworked or fly unairworthy stuff).
I rejected a couple of offers because they were from shady companies with crappy old planes.

If I needed to relocate to Southern Florida where would you go?

Thank you so much for the help.

I've did some research in the forum before and I've found mostly outdated references so I'd like an updated situation (since the market is booming now).
I'll post this in the Corporate/Part 135/Fractional and 91 Sections

06-24-2017, 09:16 AM
I don't know the Orlando market, but over here in the Tampa Bay area the good jobs are very competitive. You're a very low time pilot putting conditions on the job you'll except. However, the pilot shortage is real and it may work out for you. Try calling Tom Head at Southern air systems in Tampa. (CP) They've hired many low time pilots in the right seat.

06-24-2017, 05:13 PM
In our corporate department, we don't see a pilot shortage at all. We see a shortage of qualified pilots.