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ToiletDuck

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Does anyone know a website where I can search for lower time jobes based on any of these areas within a decent distance from where I live? I've been looking all over for the names of companies and I'm finding them hard to come by. It would be nice if I could just do a search on a website for location.
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- banner towing
- glider towing
- pipeline patrol
- traffic patrol
- customs border patrol
 

casper1nine

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you'll find that pipeline patrol, and other "patrol" type flying is mostly going to require higher than 300 hours. for example, the local pipe company where i live considers applicants having 1500+ hours. also, word on the street is that you also have to be ex-military to be considered at this particular operation. now, the flip side of that is that the pay is great for what you are flying. most of the people i see in these positions are career types, and considering the pay and benefits, why shouldn't they be.

now, i second dropzone.com for sky diving, and i also know that you can tow banners with pretty low time, but seriously, instructing is an awesome way to build time. there was a stretch when i was instructing for a living, that i billed over 100 hours a month for several months in a row. that adds up! the catch is not to be the lame a$$ instructor who bails out on 4 hours of instruction to go log .8 in some friends ragged out pa23. you want to be the instructor who is there when the other guy's stood up students show for their lesson! i know that the other instructors i worked with hated me. it didn't take long before i was personally giving more dual than all of the other cfi's at this particular school combined!

you too can have some success instructing. the key, as with anything, is to keep a good attitude, focus on why you are there, and remember that being a cfi is so much more than a time building obligation. if that is all that it is too you, then by all means, please don't do it.

as for the specialty low-time flying job website, i have never seen such, but maybe you could start one!

good luck and best regards.

casper1nine
 

ToiletDuck

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I am going to flight instruct. I'm working on my CFI now. I do want to be a CFI. My old CFI flew for people on the side here and there. He loved it. Added to the experience. The other day we were going to fly to New Mexico to pick a guy up in his plane. I know that's not really a job but variety is fun. Sometimes one thing bogs you down so he flew for other people all the time. Plus I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket. I want to keep my ear to the ground on job openings in my area at all times.

Thanks for those websites guys. Greatly appreciated :)
 

viper548

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casper1nine said:
you too can have some success instructing. the key, as with anything, is to keep a good attitude, focus on why you are there, and remember that being a cfi is so much more than a time building obligation.
casper1nine

Being flexable is also a good thing. I had a student that worked construction all day then did the flight lessons after work. One day he asked if we could do the lesson at 7am, and he'd just go into work late. I noticed a huge improvement with him flying before work. We switched his lessons to 5am, so he could be at work on time. It was brutal waking up at 4am for his lessons, but he improved remarkedly.
 

ToiletDuck

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Lrjtcaptain said:
This is an excellent website for the lowtimers who think they should be 747 captains and by pass all other "Pay your dues" jobs. So go here.

http://www.gulfstreamacademy.com/

Did you even bother reading?

Guess you missed
I am going to flight instruct. I'm working on my CFI now. I do want to be a CFI. My old CFI flew for people on the side here and there. He loved it. Added to the experience. The other day we were going to fly to New Mexico to pick a guy up in his plane. I know that's not really a job but variety is fun. Sometimes one thing bogs you down so he flew for other people all the time. Plus I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket. I want to keep my ear to the ground on job openings in my area at all times.

Not to mention the fact that it's asking for a freakin place to look for "JOBS" in my area. Exactly what part of any of this made you think your statement was relevant. So if doing things like towing gliders, flying pipeline, flying traffic, taking up jumpers, and banner towing would you consider a 747 job? If you're grumpy because you sit in a tower all day then perhaps you should get out of it. What exaclty would you consider "pay your due" jobs if none of these qualify?
 
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Lrjtcaptain

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ToiletDuck said:
Did you even bother reading?

Guess you missed


Not to mention the fact that it's asking for a freakin place to look for "JOBS" in my area. Exactly what part of any of this made you think your statement was relevant. So if doing things like towing gliders, flying pipeline, flying traffic, taking up jumpers, and banner towing would you consider a 747 job? If you're grumpy because you sit in a tower all day then perhaps you should get out of it. What exaclty would you consider "pay your due" jobs if none of these qualify?


You need to relax man. This is a topic that is beaten to death asking for job help is fine but do a search for other posts and youll come up with the same links. As for the Gulfstream, that was a joke. Calm down man.
 

navigator72

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I would have my web designer build a quick website that would allow pilots to post low time jobs that they know of. The site would be free for viewers and for those of us who would list the low time jobs. The only real cost is the monthly hosting. I would of course accept donations to pay for the hosting. What does everybody think??? Are there any other ideas you would like to see?
 

ToiletDuck

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I think that would be a nice thing to do but I don't know what the employers would do. be easier to add a section on the forums here for that. On a very odd note someone i sent a resume too called and said if I like the job I could have it. Don't know what all comes with it though.
 
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