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Old 06-03-2008, 07:13 PM   #1  
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I am sure I am not the only one just short of the multi mins for applying at the regionals. Opportunities to get those hours seem difficult to come by. I already lost my chance at AE looking for an opportunity to build multi time. Had the conditional letter but now the hiring halted. I am looking for someone serious about splitting multi engine time building in Pa. or surrounding area. I have located an opportunity in Chester County Pa. in a Piper Seminole at 180/hr wet. I am from Dutchess County NY area I would like to find another pilot looking to split time with me asap. I have already had a few possibles but no one ready to commit. I would like to build at least 25 hours asap and go from there. If seriously interested PM with a phone number where I can get in touch with you.
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If I were you I'd use the money to get my MEI and teach. 25 hours won't cut it nowadays, especially if some people who have lots more than 25 hours are out there without a job or about to get furloughed.
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I agree. Either that or join the successor to the Nintendo generation and buy your time in a bridge program.
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:26 PM   #4  
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The hiring window is slamming shut very rapidly. Unless you have a strong lead on a regional job, it may be wiser as suggested to invest in an MEI, and start building buku time for the next hiring wave whenever it comes, because minimums will be a lot higher then.
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go to med school
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:08 PM   #6  
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Are your eyes open right now? The airline industry is in BIG trouble!! I was watching NBC nightly news and they did a piece on the airlines. Not only are some going out of business, they have already said (The Majors) that there regional networks are going to take the brunt of this and that there will be thousands of layoffs. Some majors have said they may be about to revist bankrupy if things don't turn around soon, one has said they would just liquidate, since there is nothing more to give. This oil crap is spreading worldwide, with airlines overseas going T.U.

When and if this ever gets straighten out is anyones' guess. For now, you may want to teach, or go into something all togheter, like a goverment job, new deal and great deppression II, here we come!!
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The hiring window is slamming shut very rapidly. Unless you have a strong lead on a regional job, it may be wiser as suggested to invest in an MEI, and start building buku time for the next hiring wave whenever it comes, because minimums will be a lot higher then.
I agree, but if a lot of pilots leave this industry, look out for the CMI wonder with 250 hrs.
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Stay in this industry/ leave this industry... Whatever but dont waste your money buying multi time. Sadly, if you havent already realized it, you missed your window. WELCOME TO AVIATION! Your now gonna try to compete with people with thousands of hours of jet time and having a few more multi hours is not going to help. When the indusrty swings around once again your gonna need more that 50 multi hours.

Listen to the guys on this site. Get the MEI and get working at a well established flight school even if you have to move. Make sure they have a multi program and work your way up.
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I'll tell ya what I did...Jumped on the time-building band-wagon at Scary-ben er...Ari-Ben in Ft. Pierce, FL...SUPER cheap multi-time building there. Just about 50 into my 100 hours I realized I had made a big mistake, got a refund, and got my CFI/II/MEI at ATP. CFI is good, but you'll be golden with an MEI. It's the way to go. Get yourself your tickets, contract your services to teach foreigners for 40K/yr and ride the wave we call Aviation. When hiring does pick up you'll be good to go. Best of luck!
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As stated, if we see lots of furloughs at the regional level...it's going to take more than 1000/100 to get an airline gig again....might take much more. If things turn around, everything will go the opposite way, but that's a guessing game as to when...as of now, things are on the down and down, not many companies are hiring, some are rumoring furlough, getting 50 hrs of light twin time really isn't going to make much of a dent in things. I'd look around for cargo operations, or 135 gigs, or...get your MEI.
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