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Old 07-07-2019, 03:38 PM   #1  
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Default Part 135 out of Florida?

Is there a part 135 in FL like Boutique Air? They hire pilots with 500 TT and one of their bases is Denver. Wondering if there are some like it in Florida and what their base cities are.

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There are lots of 135s in Florida. Most are in the FLL region (South Florida).

Shop around carefully. Thereís a reason South Florida has a rep.
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:19 PM   #3  
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Got it. Could you name a few? Under the past 135 tab everything shows under CA, TX...donít see anything in FL.

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What are you looking for?
There are 135 operators with single engine piston, multi engine piston, turbo prop single or multi and Jets.
Do you qualify as per the regs?
Insurance compagnies determine hiring requirements.
I know of a 135 near me that requires ATP and 500 ME to fly a clapped out C310.
Lot of the small companies go by word of mouth and recommendations.
Pardon my French and no disrespect but nobody and I mean nobody will give a 19 year old with 500hrs TT the time of day if you walk in and they donít know you.
Now if theyíve seen you pumping gas and generally working your ass off and being polite and have good work ethic and youíre responsible then yes.
Youíll be a shoe in.
Former student of mine got hired just like that right out of the fuel truck into a Part 91 turboprop.
If youíre low time your best bet is to get a job at a busy FBO for the next season ( Oct-May) and start networking.
Keep instrument current by finding a buddy to do approaches with.
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I apologize for the lack of information!

Iím actually a 41-year-old mother of two, going for a late career change. I have a degree, and 20+ years work experience, including about 10 in financial analysis. Iím now working on my commercial. I just finished my IFR rating in May. Iím only at 250 hours. The reason Iím asking about part 135 opportunities around 500 TT is because Iím looking at a possible move to FL. If I stay in CO, I will have the opportunity to apply at Boutique Air. I know quite a few pilots that work for them and they like it and itís a good way to get to ATP minimums.

I also worked at my local FBO (fueling) for 9 months from last summer until March of this year. Got to meet a lot of people that way, however it is mostly a GA airport.

Does this shine a better light on what Iím looking for?
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Yes and I apologize for putting my foot in my mouth.
Iíd try and get my foot in with Boutique Air before uprooting.
Have you looked at Mokuele(spelling?) out of Hawaii?

Silver Airways has a CPL-only entry program.
Thatís in Florida.
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Have you looked at Mokuele(spelling?) out of Hawaii?
Dude. Mother of two, going to move to Hawaii on $19k a year? Thatís insane.
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Yes and I apologize for putting my foot in my mouth.
Iíd try and get my foot in with Boutique Air before uprooting.
Have you looked at Mokuele(spelling?) out of Hawaii?

Silver Airways has a CPL-only entry program.
Thatís in Florida.
Yes, silver would be better than many other S. FL options. You'd really have to know folks or do a lot of homework to avoid landmines in part 135 down there.
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Dude. Mother of two, going to move to Hawaii on $19k a year? Thatís insane.


Yeah!! I have an acquaintance at Mokulele. She is having a blast but tough to live in Hawaii on $19k. She rents a bedroom for $900/m. I know I will be making peanuts for a bit. My husband might be willing to move if I find a good opportunity...
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Yes, silver would be better than many other S. FL options. You'd really have to know folks or do a lot of homework to avoid landmines in part 135 down there.

Will look into Silver Air. Thank you!
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