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Old 10-01-2008, 06:00 AM   #1  
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Im knew to the corporate world so any help or advise is welcomed. I am going to start a King Air program which when Im finished I will be typed on the 1900, now after that I have the option to get, or should I say pay for a citation 550 or 560XL type rating. How should I do this, do the King Air rating and stop there and go look for contract work or do I get the 1900 and the citation and look for contract work in both? If I did contract work in the King Air how much could it pay for type right seat flying, and if I did contract citation 550 or 560XL type right seat how much could that pay? Sorry for the long thread Im just trying to get my feet wet the right way the first time. O just fyi so it doesn't come up the 1900 type comes with the course. Thank you for your advise.
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:49 AM   #2  
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i'd double check but the 1900 no longer counts for the be300/350 type
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edit: 350-400/day for the right seat, roughly.
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10+ years ago I was getting $200/day right seat,$300/day left seat for contract King Air stuff. Been out of the loop a while now tho. Of course what part of the country and pilot supply has an impact on your pay.

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the other thing i'm curious about is why do you want these types if you don't need them. The right seat doesn't require it and if a company wants it then they can pay for it not you. the same thing is being talked about in another thread.
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Really I thought the 1900 type would be a blanket type for the 350 and the 300 I'll have to look into that. As for the other thread about paying for a type rating, I did read it but the reason Im doing it this way is because I still need my multi and my commercial ticket so with that I thought i could use the turbine time and get it all knocked out in one big bang. If the 1900 doesnt type me on the 300 or 350 then yes I'll let someone eles pay for that for sure.
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so you don't have your commercial or multi ticket and you want to hop in a turbo prop or jet. lets not put the cart before the horse. we were all there wanting to get as much valuable time as we can get but getting a type and only have 20 mulit hours is stupid(its only sim time, not that great). spend the money on your CFII and MEI and get your multi that way. You won't have the TT or multi to find a job even with a type. Be patient, network and you'll find that king air job.
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DO NOT SPEND MONEY TO BUY A TYPE RATING.

With your level of experience (rather, lack thereof) it will be a waste of money.

And no, the 1900 no longer counts for the BE300 type...at least according to a King Air 300 pilot friend of mine.

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And no, the 1900 no longer counts for the BE300 type...at least according to a King Air 300 pilot friend of mine.

That is correct. I got a BE-300/350 Type Rating about a year and a half ago (no, I didn't pay for it!) and it does NOT cover the 1900 anymore. It only covers the 300 and its variants and the 350. Separate Type Rating for 1900.
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Heres a related question. How do you go about finding contract work anyway? I just started a job flying a king air 200 as pic out of fort worth and will probably have some free time and I'd like to pick up extra flying when I'm not working since we probably won't fly all that often. Probably a couple times a week would be my guess. On that note if anybody knows of anything like that in the Dallas area please let me know. I'd appreciate it. In response to the original question, I wouldn't pay for your own training for a job. That's the owners expense. If they can't afford to pay for training, medicals, insurance, meals etc., then they probably can't afford an expensive airplane anyway and when they realize it, then your job is gone. Plus as soon as somebody realizes there are pilots out there willing to pay for their own training then they won't want to do it anymore for anybody that comes after you. You should keep your standards high. It benefits you as well as your fellow pilots.
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