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Old 07-19-2006, 08:46 AM   #11  
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I was proud to be flying pax under 135 in my Cessna 310 when I had similar time. It is ok to be focused on your goal, but you will learn a tremendous amount flying Barons, 310s, etc. You can also build time. If you are offered one of these positions (flying good equipment for a good operator) I would take it. Right seat in a turboprop is a good way to get a foot in the door also.

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Thank you all for the replies.

While being picky and admitting to the 'shiney jet syndrome' I have been infected with, I would have never imagine that in an industry that requires such seriousness and professionalism, I'd find so many people who'd get insulted by somebody asking a question and asking for a little bit of help, nor would I have thought somebody will take my question personally.

If you look up my original posting, you might realize that I have displayed no attitude what so ever and am not now. I am happy for the better quality of life you guys are getting flying t-props, pistons or any kind of jet doing the 135 life vs. the airline life. I really am not critisizing anybody for the type of job they have chosen, or the type of airplane they fly for that matter, since we all seem to come to our decisions based on different points of view and takes and what we deem important in various stages in life. Some might opt for QOL, some for $$ and some for the type of airplane regardless of what ****ty QOL/monetary compensation they get. Why is it so difficult to understand that?

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Old 07-19-2006, 07:23 PM   #13  
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Thank you all for the replies.

While being picky and admitting to the 'shiney jet syndrome' I have been infected with, I would have never imagine that in an industry that requires such seriousness and professionalism, I'd find so many people who'd get insulted by somebody asking a question and asking for a little bit of help, nor would I have thought somebody will take my question personally.

If you look up my original posting, you might realize that I have displayed no attitude what so ever and am not now. I am happy for the better quality of life you guys are getting flying t-props, pistons or any kind of jet doing the 135 life vs. the airline life. I really am not critisizing anybody for the type of job they have chosen, or the type of airplane they fly for that matter, since we all seem to come to our decisions based on different points of view and takes and what we deem important in various stages in life. Some might opt for QOL, some for $$ and some for the type of airplane regardless of what ****ty QOL/monetary compensation they get. Why is it so difficult to understand that?

Tail winds to all, no matter what you fly!

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You asked for some help in obtaining a jet job with your qualifications. The reason people were offended is they sensed you were a little to eager to the point of being condisending. It would be rather rare for someone with your qualifications to get a jet job. The people who replied to you were thinking "dude, ah like everyone in your position wanted that". But like Ringo Starr's song says--GOT TO PAY YOUR DUES......YOU KNOW IT DON'T COME EASY.

You came across that way because of your**JET** sans turboprop statement. You may not have intended attitude, but it did not appear that way. Imagine if I went to an ALPA meeting and asked for help in starting as a **Captian** not a first officer or second officer. Imagine if I went to the Steelers training camp and asked to be a **starter** not a backup. (I have never played team football.)

People are recommending you to get some multi PIC time in a piston twin and or a turbo-prop--THEN LOOK FOR A JET JOB.

In your way of thinking, you may luck into something, and if you do, then good for you.

Good luck.

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Gauley Pilot

The Citation FO in upgrade training that still is proud to call himself a turboPROp pilot/Twin Cessna veteran.

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Hi,

I'm a traffic watch pilot, possesing close to a 1000 TT, 175 ME time (unfortunately only about 4ME in the past 6 months , sic time pt. 91)

Was wondering if anyone knows of an outlet looking for first officers on any **JET** (i.e turbofan/turbojet not including t-props) , pay makes no diff as long as it's decent and not slavery (am aware of how much to expect, not looking for anything extravaganzic) and location makes no diff, am single and willing to relocate?

Any help is appreciated!

-Schone
Schone, I think you are the one taking it the wrong way. Every post that you think is so negative is just REALITY. I think the majority of everyone that wants to fly for a living aspires to fly shiney new jets. The reality is you only have 1000 TT and 175 ME. Insurance is what really runs this industry and with that time you might find a right seat position, MAYBE, outside the regionals. The other problem is the pay when you say "pay makes no diff as long as it's decent and not slavery. If you can find a right seat jet job anywhere, Regionals or elsewhere, the pay will be very low. The quickest way in my opinion to get into the shiney new jets is to take a turbo prop job because you will be able to move to the left seat faster gaining turbine PIC experience. For jet jobs they are looking at several things but one important one is turbine PIC.
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