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CTPILOT
11-20-2006, 10:02 AM
Does anyone know any info on this program (quality, e.t.c)?, I know graduates get reduced hiring minimums for certain airlines. Thanks


STILL GROUNDED
11-20-2006, 12:31 PM
DON"T Spend the Money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How much further do you need to be reduced. If you don't have 600/100 you probrably should not be in an airliner. Spend the money on a cfi and learn something, they can teach RJ systems at the airline. They can't and won't teach you to fly, you'll need to do that by becoming a cfi and teaching others your craft, you will truely understand and I will not need to hear another guy go COOOOLLLLLLLL when he enters a cloud for the first time at Mach.67.

Everyone who is or was not a cfi will scream about this not being the case, those of us that are and truely know the difference will agree.

Happy flying to you.

Seriously save you money, you'll need it to make it through the FO years, pretty soon when they start taking drivers license holders for FO's they will be charging you to work for them.

Rama
11-20-2006, 02:26 PM
I agree, save the money-regionals keep lowering their mins anyway.


CTPILOT
11-20-2006, 03:19 PM
Thanks for the info, def will think twice about the RJ course, I have my CFI now but don't have that many students still I'm only part-time until I graduate hopefully by then I should have enough students. But thanks again for the input

Pilotpip
11-21-2006, 11:54 AM
If you're already instructing get your II and MEI. Who cares if you don't have many students? You're still building time. When you graduate you won't have to instruct very long before you're competative at most regionals where as previously stated, they'll teach you everything about that aircraft that you need to know and pay YOU in the process.

STILL GROUNDED
11-22-2006, 02:22 PM
Thanks for the info, def will think twice about the RJ course, I have my CFI now but don't have that many students still I'm only part-time until I graduate hopefully by then I should have enough students. But thanks again for the input

At this point you are getting paid to fly, instead of the other way around. Take some time with it, the airline industry will be here next year and you will be much more prepared to enter it. Good Luck

CL65driver
12-07-2006, 08:44 AM
Get your CFI/MEI and buy a new car with the money you saved! :D
Why pay for something that a company will pay you to go through when you go to training?

Champcar
12-18-2006, 06:52 PM
I can not believe how hard some of these flight school are pushing these courses.

At Westwind they require you pay for one if you want to instruct there.

N6724G
12-18-2006, 08:08 PM
Well, I would like to know if it is a good course. Not because of reduced minimums ( I could care less about that stuff) But is it a good course. Its nly $695. You cant get a CFI with that. But it sounds like a good course to have just to increase your knowledge.

rickair7777
12-18-2006, 08:40 PM
Well, I would like to know if it is a good course. Not because of reduced minimums ( I could care less about that stuff) But is it a good course. Its nly $695. You cant get a CFI with that. But it sounds like a good course to have just to increase your knowledge.


I would advise you to save your $, but if you really feel the need for some jet prep to increase your level of comfort in airline training, then wait until you are near the competetive minimums to get an airline job.

If you are seriously considering jet training before you have your cfi, you are just getting suckered in by the cool/fun factors. Put the money towards your cfi, buckle down and get it done so you can start building time. Any jet knowledge you acquire now will confuse you (or your students :eek: ), and will be forgotten by the time you get an airline job anyway.

N6724G
12-19-2006, 07:43 AM
well, of course. I wasnt planing on taking the course tomorrow o anything. My goal is my CFI. Rememebr I am the guy that REALLY wants to be a cfi. Not to build time, but becasue I enjoy teaching.