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Old 09-10-2019, 04:34 PM   #1  
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So I was offered a job with a charter/corporate type operator. They fly Cirrus, all sorts of light jets, turbo-props, and some medium sized corporate jets. The timeline they gave me was, start at 40k in the cirrus, progress to the PC-12(60k) in about 6-12 months, then light jets after about a year(90k), then bigger stuff at the 2 year mark(180k+). Was looking for some opinions on whether or not this would be a good idea to do now in the current industry or if I should have my eyes pointed towards the airline industry during this massive shortage/wave of retirees. I also was thinking that this job might not have the best security in times of economic downturn(which we are forecasted to have soon). Can any corporate guys maybe give their views or advice on how they keep job security in the tough times? Also, would it be unrealistic to ask the company for written guarantees on aircraft/pay progression? I don't wanna be stuck flying light GA aircraft my whole life. Are these the right questions I need to be asking myself?
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Want to give us a clue what your current numbers or ratings are? And how geographically mobile you are It makes a difference.
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How old are you, family situation, where are they based, where do you live, prior military or 121. That can all be a big factor in time spent climbing the ladder as well.
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How old are you, family situation, where are they based, where do you live, prior military or 121. That can all be a big factor in time spent climbing the ladder as well.
Early 20's, CFII, no military or 121, midwest region, single.
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Total time? Turbine time? Multi time?
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Total time? Turbine time? Multi time?
650 TT, 15 multi, 0 Turbine
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650 TT, 15 multi, 0 Turbine
Yikes. Id say jump in feet first.
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Yikes. Id say jump in feet first.
Was that supposed to be sarcastic?
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Do it. Get as much turbine time as you can. Get PIC if possible. Then get your ATP and join an airline.
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Was that supposed to be sarcastic?
No. (Filler)
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