flydog said:Take the following examples:
1. A 4,000 hr CFI with 500 multi in a Seneca teaching at an FBO in Pueblo, TX
2. A 1,500 hr ATP with 800 jet time flying the Northeast Corridor
Who is more qualified for a commuter FO job? Who will be called for the interview? The answers are usually different
bobbysamd said:I always heard that it's a good idea to start sending in stuff when you are at or near the PUBLISHED mins, so, if, e.g., Mesa is (still) hiring at 1000/100, send in your resume. It has always been true that the actual competitive times deviate from the published times. In that regard, send in stuff, but don't expect much interest until you are at least 1500/500 with your ATP. In addition, 135 PIC will give you a real advantage over the flight instructors. It goes without saying that a little legit turbine will be icing on the cake.
My favorite examples of unbelievably low mins always were Aloha Island Air or whatever it was called in the late '80s, which at one time had something like 500/50, and Scenic, which were just as ridiculous.