- Jan 10, 2003
Hello everyone, I have a somewhat unique question I think. I have the opportunity of flying for one of my students as his personal pilot on a single engine Experimental Turboprop 6 seat plane making close to 45K yr 1 and 100K at yr 7 (more than regionals and corprate from what I've heard). My question is, if I go this route and fly only a single engine TurboProp plane would I still be able to get on to a Major knowing it's not a twin and not a jet? The main thing in my head I'm thinking is that even the CRJs are almost Centerline thrust and this plane is still a turboprop so it should be fine. He is also looking at an experimental twin jet of similar size, so should I try to push him towards that? Do the Majors even look at corprate pilots for hiring or is it only Regionals and Military? Any help would be greatly appreciated. For those interested, this is the plane: http://www.epicaircraft.com/epic_lt.html It's similar to a Platus in size and usefullness, but goes 80 knots faster and only carries 6. Thanks again!