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Old 08-17-2013, 02:05 PM
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Alright guys, I'm just looking for some career advice. Any feedback is much appreciated. I am 28 years old. I recently quit Grand Canyon, Scenic Airlines as a -6 captain to go fly for FlightWorks in Afghanistan. Well, after I received me secret clearance, FlightWorks lost their contract and basically put me out of work... I'm not dissing on any companies here. It seemed to be a bad situation for FlightWorks as well. I personally think they got kinda screwed over. I have no hard feelings and would gladly work for them any day. They all seem like great people over there. But regardless, now I am unemployed. I had planned on finishing my 1000 multi turbine PIC with FlightWorks. Before getting an opportunity with them, I had planned on finishing my 1000 multi turbine PIC with GCA, Scenic. Then, go the regions. I really wanted to do the over seas thing for a resume builder, the experience, and to pay off my student loan debt.

Well curently I am sitting on 2950 TT, 2041 PIC, 1448 Multi, 555 Multi turbine PIC, 829 Multi turbine SIC. All turbine in a DHC-6 (Twin Otter).

Should I try to go back to GCA, Scenic to finish off my 1000 PIC Multi Turbine? Or should I jump to the regionals. Also, which regional and why? I have kind of been leaning towards Republic for the faster upgrade times. Ultimately, I'm hoping something comes up with FlightWorks or another over seas operator and I can get my foot in the door flying over seas.

Any recommendations, thoughts, negative feedback. Anything is greatly appreciated.


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Old 08-17-2013, 09:59 PM
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First and foremost, since you find yourself between jobs, is maintaining currency. If GCA won't have you back, getting an SIC position is better than going non-current. Not sure that 1000PIC is necessary for the overseas operators you're looking at, but it's a good idea to get in case you end up staying in the US. I wish you well!
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