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Old 10-12-2017, 10:26 AM   #1
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Default Age 62..just wondering?

I'm approaching the age of 62 and looking to retire from my lifelong health care position. I will have plenty of time on my hands and looking for some part time work. I have 4500TT, 500 turbine and 2000 mel. I have my ATP along with CFI, CFII and MEI. I understand that most companies are looking for full time pilots because the training is very expensive. I can always flight instruct but would enjoy working as a pilot or SIC better. Just wondering if there are positions like this in the aviation field. Going to retire in the Atlanta area
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Since the regionals and majors are sucking up entry level and experienced pilots, I would expect you could find a 91/135 job with no trouble. Many of those are inherently part time.
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Imagine Air is in the Atlanta area.. they would be a good if you wanted to fly a Cirrus Sr22 4 on 3 off or Flex option.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:30 PM   #4
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Default Don’t sell yourself short at 62

Regionals (almost all of them) will certainly take you at your age, probably even get a year or so of PIC before you hit 65!
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Old 10-20-2017, 01:37 PM   #6
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Default age 54: The fastest path to a major

I go a job offer with a regional but need to work to Jan 12 get one more year retirement and a manger at an electric utility, and have a start class date of Jan 15.

I have 4500TT 800ME 2500CFIGiven, CFI/MEI-ATP-A&P-IA.
Which regional would give the fastest path to a major?

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I go a job offer with a regional but need to work to Jan 12 get one more year retirement and a manger at an electric utility, and have a start class date of Jan 15.

I have 4500TT 800ME 2500CFIGiven, CFI/MEI-ATP-A&P-IA.
Which regional would give the fastest path to a major?

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Depends. Any of that turbine time? If not, it doesn't count for much, any piston time above ATP mins is not really relevant for majors unless it's something really cool like warbirds and even then it's a conversation starter at the interview.

Two possible scenarios.

If you're an average white guy pilot with a degree, clean training, criminal, and social media history, right now I'm seeing 7K-10K TT, 5K+ turbine, and at least 2K TPIC for a legacy call (less if you're willing to work for $30k at spirit, F9, etc.). Those number should come down a bit over the next few years, maybe more than a bit.

In that case you might better off with an AA regional with flow. You can still apply to other majors, and maybe get hired sooner but worst case you'll have a predictable path to AA.

If there's something about your background which might make your resume pop out, then you might better off going for the fastest upgrade, get some TPIC and see if you can get a call early. Avoid bottom-feeders like mesa and go-jet, they are not black-listed but there are enough people out there who resent them that it might bite you in the butt at an interview.

Not sure what your age cutoff would be, but it would probably be worth doing up to age 60 if you can live in a junior base.
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Depends. Any of that turbine time? If not, it doesn't count for much, any piston time above ATP mins is not really relevant for majors unless it's something really cool like warbirds and even then it's a conversation starter at the interview.

Two possible scenarios.

If you're an average white guy pilot with a degree, clean training, criminal, and social media history, right now I'm seeing 7K-10K TT, 5K+ turbine, and at least 2K TPIC for a legacy call (less if you're willing to work for $30k at spirit, F9, etc.). Those number should come down a bit over the next few years, maybe more than a bit.

In that case you might better off with an AA regional with flow. You can still apply to other majors, and maybe get hired sooner but worst case you'll have a predictable path to AA.

If there's something about your background which might make your resume pop out, then you might better off going for the fastest upgrade, get some TPIC and see if you can get a call early. Avoid bottom-feeders like mesa and go-jet, they are not black-listed but there are enough people out there who resent them that it might bite you in the butt at an interview.

Not sure what your age cutoff would be, but it would probably be worth doing up to age 60 if you can live in a junior base.
No turbine time. Also all flight instruction and business travel.
Thanks for the information. I plan to start with a regional, build CA requirements ASAP, then build 1500 PIC121 and start resumes.
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You'll be eligible to apply to most majors with 1000 TSIC... I would apply to everybody as soon as you're eligible and keep updating apps every month. They like sustained interest, and sometimes people get hired without TPIC.
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