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PDpilot2011
04-02-2013, 03:43 PM
I am currently flying in Asia, and getting ready to sign another contract for a few more yrs, just wondering what type is going to be more benificial when I return to the U.S.

Thanks


GVCPT
04-02-2013, 06:56 PM
There are a whole lot more GVs, G450s, and G550s running around than there are 7Xs.

GrummanCT
04-02-2013, 07:06 PM
Nice problem to have! I agree with the above poster. Can't throw a rock without hitting a 450, V or 550. Starting to see more and more 7x's, but no where near as many compared to the G's


PDpilot2011
04-03-2013, 02:31 AM
Thanks gents, I was kinda of getting the same feeling after doing some searches on the net.

Cheers

NowCorporate
04-03-2013, 04:50 AM
There may be more GV's out there, but theres a lot more GV pilots..

Whats your goal? contract work? I turn down quite a bit of 7X contract work at $1500+/day. I don't do much, don't register with anyone, and still have been getting calls. Im guessing theres just a lack of qualified 7X people avail lately. Maybe its the same situation in GV world also.

Personally, I might pick the one that my connections in the US fly. Neither one will have an advantage over the other without some strong leads. Not many good GV/7X outfits hire by the rating.

Good Luck!

UCLAbruins
04-03-2013, 11:31 AM
The Global 5000/6000 type-rating the only type that rivals the G-550 as far as value...

I'd take a G-550 or Global over a 7X or BBJ any day

PDpilot2011
04-03-2013, 06:14 PM
NC, I have three years to fly either aircraft here in China, but when I do return home (U.S.) I think I may want to fly contract, unless I stumble on a company that pays and has QL somewhere close to what I have here in Asia...
Also, maybe by the time I get back, more 7x's will be running around, with few pilots.

NowCorporate
04-03-2013, 07:22 PM
NC, I have three years to fly either aircraft here in China, but when I do return home (U.S.) I think I may want to fly contract, unless I stumble on a company that pays and has QL somewhere close to what I have here in Asia...
Also, maybe by the time I get back, more 7x's will be running around, with few pilots.

Ah, three years is way don the road! By then everyone will be running around in G650s and the new version of the 7X (coming)

Still don't think you can go wrong either way. FWIW I also get calls on Global gigs and contract work, I find it's a very popular contract aircraft.

Have fun either way you decide!

WMUPilot
04-03-2013, 09:04 PM
A bit of a left turn on the topic here, but... I didn't think the folks in Asia were typing pilots. I have been led to believe that you must have time in type to be competitive.

Just looking to break into the corporate scene!
Bronco

PDpilot2011
04-04-2013, 12:35 AM
WMU, yes you are correct, but once you are established with a company in China, they (seem) to usally want to retain you, as they recognize the demand for foreign pilots. I do see a few companies here that are hiring NON TYPE pilots, but keep in mind, you may have to sign for 5 yrs, rather than 3 yrs.

PDpilot2011
07-02-2013, 03:44 AM
Update...well it looks like i will probably settle for the G550/450.

Hrkdrivr
07-02-2013, 06:11 PM
Settle huh? Tough break for you! :-)

The dude
07-02-2013, 08:46 PM
Update...well it looks like i will probably settle for the G550/450.

I know what you're saying. True there are more G550's, 450's, etc out there than 7X's, but from a pure flying perspective there is nothing that is more of a pleasure to fly than a Falcon. I went from a Falcon to a Gulfstream and although I love the Gulfstream it isn't even in the neighborhood with Falcon on feel and responsiveness....more like driving a dump truck.

Too bad the 7X type isn't more practical, but I think you're better off with the Gulfstream type.