Thinking about the Air Inc Fair? Is it worth It?

dueguard1

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I'm considering going to an Air Inc Fair in D.C. in a few weeks................Is it worth shelling out the dough and taking the ride? Has anybody gotten a successful interview/job out of attending one of these things?
I've been e-mailing resumes to every regional w/out any success(9mos.)> Any takers?
 

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dueguard1 said:
I've been e-mailing resumes to every regional w/out any success(9mos.)> Any takers?

Not with a gay pride rottweiler as an avatar.

More seriously, don't you know anyone who can walk your resume in somewhere? Networking is key here and you're out cold calling like a salesman with no experience (read 750 TT). If you don't know anyone, go to the fair, I hear it helps some. Also, don't be bitter of the Gulfstream guys that have your time that are already flying a JET! Good Luck.
 

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do a search under Air Inc, you will get all kinds of answers.
 

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If your times are accurate I'd wait. Really, it's a waste of your time, (not to mention the guys who have to wait in line behind you) if you don't meet the minimums of the airlines to which you are applying. Aside from ASA, it looks like you don't have the minimums to even apply for most of the companies there, much less the competetive mins. Why not keep CFI'ing, or whatever you're doing until you meet the published minimums at least, then get ready for the flood of "we're really looking for people with turbine, 121, more multi, ATP, etc. time, but thanks for coming!"
 

dueguard1

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I think I will go ahead and give it a shot .....total time now is 810/105 !
 

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"Gay Pride Rottweiler"......................ah, priceless.
 

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There were commuter turbo prop airlines at the last show that would have interviewed a pilot with 800/100
 

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Is it worth it?


No!
 

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With that flight time i would go for sure.
 

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I went when I had 600 hour. It was paid for by someone else. No way in hell you will get a job out of it. But it opened my eyes to how alot of things worked in the industry.
 

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I remember going about 6 years ago.
The rep from Air Wisc was so gung ho on me getting hired, and they never bothered even sending an acknowledgement letter after giving them a resume, follow up calls, etc.
One nice thing I remember, I was in college part time and they took my college ID and gave me a major discount on admission!
Be prepared to interveiw THAT DAY if you attend. One I attended in LAX had me in a hotel room in front of two Captains, asking me questions about critical engine, etc.
Good luck!
 

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Due...I gotta agree with Biz...I don't think that with your times that you will competitive for the airlines that people go to the job fair to see and talk to. The job fairs are great for military guys that have just left and are looking to make that transition to the airlines and gives them the chance to ask questions and get some face time. I have been to one job fair and the majority of the pilots that are there, are there for FedEx, UPS, JetBlue, and Southwest.


Besides...Kit Darby has made enough money on jobless pilots.
 
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