Part Time Commercial Pilot - Is there any such thing?

KDoobone

New member
Joined
Jan 23, 2005
Posts
1
Total Time
550
Hi, this is my first post and I just learning how to use this site. I am a commercial pilot, multi, with an instrument rating. I have 550TT with 20 multi. I live on Long Island and am interested in some right seat time. Is this possible? I do have a career job other than flying, that's why it must be part time.

KDoobone.
 
Last edited:

Amish RakeFight

Registered Loser
Joined
Dec 28, 2005
Posts
8,006
Total Time
.
.........

Hi, this is my first post and I just learning how to use this site. It's easy. Just hurl insults and mispell words. I am a commercial pilot, multi, with an instrument rating. I have 550TT with 20 multi. 6 months ago this would have put you in the right seat of an RJ full-time. I live on Long Island and am interested in some right seat time. Is this possible? yes. There are many ops around the airports doing single pilot charter and need seat warmers. You can fly and log non-rev legs. I do have a career job other than flying, that's why it must be part time. network and on occasion you'll get calls to fill-in for a trip. You'll get paid for the day. Most of it is waiting for a cutomer turnaorund. VERY boring. Bring laptop along and talk sheet on this MB.

KDoobone.
 

Rerouted

What Dream?
Joined
Dec 18, 2001
Posts
198
Total Time
4000+
I'm sure you don't want to hear this, but get a CFI rating if you don't have it already, instruct and network while your at it. Long Island has a lot of opportunities, but you need to be around the field (FRG and ISP) a lot to get the contacts that will get you in the air....and getting some more time under your belt won't hurt either.

RR
 

McNugget

Banned
messiah
Joined
Sep 14, 2005
Posts
1,022
Total Time
.....
Hi, this is my first post and I just learning how to use this site. I am a commercial pilot, multi, with an instrument rating. I have 550TT with 20 multi. I live on Long Island and am interested in some right seat time. Is this possible? I do have a career job other than flying, that's why it must be part time.

KDoobone.
There are plenty of places with Citations that will let you fly as SIC, for the flight time. That's how I built my multi time up, instead of wasting time on instructing in piston twins.
 

say again

I love her ARSE!!!!
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Posts
4,006
Total Time
5500
There are plenty of places with Citations that will let you fly as SIC, for the flight time. That's how I built my multi time up, instead of wasting time on instructing in piston twins.
Listen to him, he's a brilliant aviator!!!:puke:
 

Snakum

How's your marmott?
Joined
Feb 21, 2002
Posts
2,090
Total Time
Little
AmishRake's post was right on the money. I've done it off and on for a couple years. There ain't NO WAY I'm going to quit my day job to fly, but I sure love doing it now and then.

CFI? No way ... heard too many stories about newbies trying to kill their instructor. :D Maybe when I'm old and don't have many years to live anyway.

By the way ... never warm a seat for free when a pro could be doing it to feed his or her family. Either get paid when an FO is required, or do flights that don't require an FO to fly empty legs for free. The owners won't respect you and the locals will hate you.
 
Last edited:
Top