1000 hour jobs?

jlloyd1010

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I am currently flight instructing and flying Part 91 for an a/c owner. I have about 1,060 hrs. The flying has become almost stagnant. Maybe flying 2-5 hours a week now. How the hell can I get out of this rut? Are there any jobs out there that hire at 1000 total time? I have about 50 hrs. multi. I have been sending my resume all over with no luck.
 

skydork

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I know you've heard it before, but get more multi.

Good luck
 

Kingair1181

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Great Lakes only requires 50 hours of multi - Airnet I think also hires at 1000 hrs. Colgan too might give you a shot.
 

CrewDawg

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Try Airnet or Air Cargo Carriers. Do a search for either one and you will find all you need to know.
 

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Get 200 more and you're good for 135 IFR PIC with tons of mail and check carriers.
 

The Great One

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airnet as well as the many part 135 check carriers require 1200 total.
it's good experience such as what not to do when you get a real job :laugh:
 

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Airnet requires ~800 to interview and ~1000 to go to training.
 

The Great One

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CrewDawg said:
Airnet requires ~800 to interview and ~1000 to go to training.
perhaps, but you can't act as pic unless you have 1200 under part 135 ifr

they had (and may still have) a sic program in the twins where you can ride as sic until you get ur 1200.

It's not a bad gig, you get good experience.
I did it with another company. started with 700 hrs or so as sic and then upgraded 5-6 months later.
good thing is that you're home every night (if you have a day run of course) as well as weekends, and days banks are closed......

it is a good stepping stone
 

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Are check haulers losing any business?

I have a friend whose bank scans their checks and puts them online. I'm sure that would negate the need to transport them around.

Are we going to see check hauling contracts dwindle down as this technology becomes more widepread?
 

The Great One

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thought about it too, that could be a question to ask them.
however, I think it might be a few years, even if they scan checks, they still have to keep paper copy somewhere.....
 

The Great One

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besides, it's a job you only want to do for a year or 2.
you'll fly close to 100 hours a month
that's too much
 

shortbus driver

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100 too much?

100 is not bad, 150 is too much and in may i had 158. I am also at 1000 i got it yesterday and i have 650 multi with 600 tubine. With that i wonder what my options are. I only have 360 hours of pic. Thanks,

shortbus
 

yzf6

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try flight express or the previously mentioned companies. with 1100 total FLX will put you on a VFR run until you hit 1200. good company, pay isn't bad, but the twin upgrade can take a while. i enjoyed my year+ there.
 

Tonala2k

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frog_flyer said:
Are check haulers losing any business?

I have a friend whose bank scans their checks and puts them on-line. I'm sure that would negate the need to transport them around.

Are we going to see check hauling contracts dwindle down as this technology becomes more widespread?
What I was told is that when a bank cashes a check, or credits it to an account holder the bank doesn't get paid on the check until it makes its way to the federal reserve. Mean time, the bank is borrowing the money at the current federal reserve interest rate. Something to that effect. Not a bank to know for sure. I'll have to ask my buddy to make sure I've got all the details.
 

The Great One

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yzf6 said:
try flight express or the previously mentioned companies. with 1100 total FLX will put you on a VFR run until you hit 1200. good company, pay isn't bad, but the twin upgrade can take a while. i enjoyed my year+ there.
as far as I know, but it's from 2001, they quit doing the vfr only stuff.
but this is aviation, everything changes everyday.
but it is good learning experience., and you should fly your butt off depending the run of course.
 

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shortbus driver said:
100 is not bad, 150 is too much and in may i had 158. I am also at 1000 i got it yesterday and i have 650 multi with 600 tubine. With that i wonder what my options are. I only have 360 hours of pic. Thanks,

shortbus
Shortbus, why in God's name would you consent to fly 158 hours in one month!?!? In my experience, after 100hrs, you are literally "meat in da seat"... i.e.; too tired to be anything but a burden on a PIC.

I understand your desire to move up in the profession, but do everyone around you a favor and take some time off!!!
 

shortbus driver

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thats so true

I am trying to build time, and I don't get to choose the days off. I get about 8 a month like any other 40 hour a week job. We do fly 40 hours a week, but we work probably 60. Sometimes more... When it comes to a burden to the PIC...not true. They fly about the same as me. Sometimes I have them as a burden... I am just looking for a job where I will not be fatigued all the time. i want at least 12 days off a month, and I am more than ok with 120 hours a month, but 158 is too much.
 
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