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Old 03-25-2011, 10:22 AM   #1  
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In the next couple of months I will have my CFI/CFII about 400TT and will be on the job hunt. I am ready and willing to go ANYWHERE in the world and instruct. Just looking for information on where the best jobs are, and the ones to stay away from. Thanks everyone.
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ANYWHERE in the world and instruct.
You might want to rethink this statement. Where did you get your ratings? You may need to spend additional money to have your licenses transfered if you go to another country.
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I recommend the school you got your CFI at for a bit. The reason I say this is there are still quite a few CFIs out there competing for jobs. You are a LOT more competitive with a few hundred hours of dual given as opposed to the wet CFI. Most schools like to hire their own first, then hire outside. Usually there isnt too much of a shortage to hire their own. Most schools if they hire outside are training academies and they want 100-200 hours dual given first OR a pat 61 school who wants a lifer.
Fortunately, the airlines have been hiring some of those CFIs who have 1000+ hours of dual given so the slack is starting to get picked up. Good luck on the CFI oral!
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I recommend checking out Panorama Flight Service at KHPN. Last I knew there were some furloughed corporate pilots CFIing there but I think they are getting ready to go back to their fancy jets soon.
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:38 PM   #5  
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Transpac aviation academy in Phoenix. Great pay, students, and planes
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:37 AM   #6  
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Look at Flight Safety Academy in Vero Beach Florida. Great place to build quality time. After a year or two, you are given the opportunity at one of the FSI sim centers as a First Officer. This allows you to "rub shoulders" with the clients and possibly get a job with that company....if you are looking to go the corporate / frac route.

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Look at Flight Safety Academy in Vero Beach Florida. Great place to build quality time. After a year or two, you are given the opportunity at one of the FSI sim centers as a First Officer. This allows you to "rub shoulders" with the clients and possibly get a job with that company....if you are looking to go the corporate / frac route.

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Are they hiring? Do you know anything about what it's like to work there?
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Become your local cirrus/cessna 400 (previously Columbia) guru. Sure single engine piston time only gets you so far, but I was able to make $50/hr or $500/day instructing in those aircraft. Also, the people who fly these aircraft often use it as a springboard to get into turboprops and light jets, so you might find some additional opportunities there. As your clients move up you may be able to as well...as long as you meet insurance requirements.
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Idaho - I looked into instructing in a couple privately owned cirruses (or is it cirri? lol) on the field where I'm at, and it sounds like most insurance companies want people to be a certified cirrus instructor. One of them was actually going to pay for me to get the CSIP training but you need to have 500TT and 250 given before you can become one .

There's got to be some insurance companies out there that don't require official cirrus training, but not the ones these people were working with. I have no idea if the Cessna 400 people have this kind of thing going on too.
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IASCO has two training centers. One in Napa and one in Redding. I used to work at the Napa location. It was much much better then (I was making 60k a year salary working 30hrs a week). The JAL contract went away and now they have Chinese contracts. Still, I think it's around 34-40K per year. The management is very good and you will get a lot of hours in well-maintained airplanes.... Good luck!
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