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Old 09-13-2007, 09:02 PM
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Hi everyone. I'm a student at UND Aerospace. My major is Aviation Management, which only involves flight training up through multiengine. I'm now finished with my flight courses and I'm going to graduate in May. The problem is, I'm pretty much out of money, and I don't know that I can afford to get my CFI right now. My wife and I need to start making money, not spending more of it, which means I need a job. I can always get a job in management somewhere, but I really want to continue flying. My question is, are there any decent jobs out there for young pilots without their CFI? I've only got a little over 200 hours, with about 40 multiengine. Is it even possible to get a job as a pilot with my limited flight experience? If you've got any ideas or advice, please let me know. Thanks.
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:47 PM
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So, do you have your Comm. SEL and MEL? If so, you only have fire watch, traffic watch, parachute drops, aerial photography, aircraft sales, and not much else. Except for the last item, you may have a hard time getting anyone to take you on, due to insurance reasons. Time is money! Sorry!
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There are jobs out there.... but you will have to take the first thing available which will probably suck.... PDT is hiring COMM/MULTI/INST pilots.... try there... or do what you need to do to build time. Coming from UND myself your networking during school will help a bit and just knowing people that you went to school with should help. Send me a message when you hit 500TT. Good Luck!
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Old 09-15-2007, 09:30 PM
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Look in Trade a Plane help wanted (flight crews) they usually have some jobs that low time non cfi's can apply. I towed banners when I was in school, It wasn't so bad. no multi time though.
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Look in Trade a Plane help wanted (flight crews) they usually have some jobs that low time non cfi's can apply. I towed banners when I was in school, It wasn't so bad. no multi time though.

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Old 09-16-2007, 09:26 AM
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There's always the reserves and ANG. Great way to get turbine time, plus you can go full or part-time.
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:55 PM
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I applied and tried to wait for about 2 months... i got really poor really fast and my fiancee got tired of me making no money. since, i have been working on my cif and i got one job offer at a cargo company and one interview with a regional. from what i've been through i suggest you take the hit and spend the 3-4 grand and get your cfi. you'll make alright money and you'll get the all important total time. just don't sit around doing nothing for as long as i did. get your cfi and then while your getting hours get those apps out. good luck.
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my fiancee got tired of me making no money.
Maybe she oughta get off her @$$ and work!
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Old 09-19-2007, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by holt06 View Post
Hi everyone. I'm a student at UND Aerospace. My major is Aviation Management, which only involves flight training up through multiengine. I'm now finished with my flight courses and I'm going to graduate in May. The problem is, I'm pretty much out of money, and I don't know that I can afford to get my CFI right now. My wife and I need to start making money, not spending more of it, which means I need a job. I can always get a job in management somewhere, but I really want to continue flying. My question is, are there any decent jobs out there for young pilots without their CFI? I've only got a little over 200 hours, with about 40 multiengine. Is it even possible to get a job as a pilot with my limited flight experience? If you've got any ideas or advice, please let me know. Thanks.
it's aerial survey season! and they will take you fresh off college with yours hours. I believe UND has a website with flying job listings. I know my old survey company used to post their job listing on that.
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:19 PM
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Maybe she oughta get off her @$$ and work!

she does... and she gets mad fast when she has to help me pay my loans and all my bills each month... got a cfi job offer today... before i even got my cfi... good stuff.
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