Building flight time

flycanuck

New Member
After I have all my ratings is temporarily flying corprate and good way to build hours before taking a shot at a regional?

-flycanuck
 

Eagle

New Member
unless you know someone it is doubtfull you will fly "corporate" with anything under a few thousand hours.

Flying part 135 however, you might be able to find a rt seat job.
 

Derg

Cap, Roci
Staff member
A corporate job is more challenging to land than an airline job -- not really a time building job at all and if they sense it, you probably won't get hired.
 

Dubbs42

New Member
Anybody have an idea how hard it would be to get a job island hopping in the south pacific or the carribean? Sounds like a dream job to me!
 

drumminpilot

Well-Known Member
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Anybody have an idea how hard it would be to get a job island hopping in the south pacific or the carribean? Sounds like a dream job to me!

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An acquaintance of mine got a job flying 402's, or something of the like in the Carribean. He only had 800TT.
 

sxauer

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Anybody have an idea how hard it would be to get a job island hopping in the south pacific or the carribean? Sounds like a dream job to me!


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Dunno bout the south pacific....but for the carribean, uhh...depends on what you are hauling
I'm sure you could get a uhh....cargo job if ya dont ask whats in the back
Probably not what you had in mind though....
 

Jason

Well-Known Member
If building time is want you want then corporate ain't the way to go! Well in 95% of the cases anyway. I would say the 'average' corporate pilot flies maybe 300 hours a year or so.

As an example we got the new Challenger back at the beginning of Dec - I have a whopping 91.5 hours in it so far. Corporate jobs generally aren't time builders.

Jason
 

Dubbs42

New Member
Yeah, I understand that....but what about the simple double prop puddle jumper flights that don't require as much? I realize the "real" corporate jobs are saved for those who have 2000+ hours and alot of experience. So I guess what my question is what is the typical or best career path to that type of position? Can't island hopping with some of the smaller props be a stepping stone?
 

Eagle

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Can't island hopping with some of the smaller props be a stepping stone?

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Sure but it isn’t all that much different than flying with a regional airline. with so many pilots out of work, even the "stepping stone" positions are filling fast.

Find a company you are interested in and see what they require for minimums... then go from there.
 
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Guest

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Hey Jason I live up in Dayton just curious where your flying out of...I'm assuming Lunkin, anyways just wonderin who you fly for, you can PM me if that works better.

Matt
 

Dubbs42

New Member
Eagle- thanks for the wisdom, makes perfect sense...just thinking of the best ways to plan out the ol' career path.
 

canuck goose

New Member
Hey FlyCanuck,

Good to see another Canuck at JC. I don't want to ruin the party but that a new pilot get a corporate job in Canada with 300hrs and fresh ink is your license is close to zero. I'll be honest with you, the Canadian aviation market is in a sad state now compared to the US, there is no comparisons whatsoever.

Actually it has been that way for a long time, when young pilots would get on a regional in the US flying a CRJ or an Embraer with 1000hrs, in Canada, pilots with the same totals would be lucky if they could get on a light twin (C310 or Baron). Now it's even worst, if you're lucky to find ANY flying job, hang on tight to it.

In Canada first flying job are pretty much divided into 2 categories...

Instructing - Not everyone likes instructing, some love to teach, some don't. Personally I will not instruct i'll choose the 2nd option which is...

The bush - Yep, bush flying, float, wheels, skis ...there is different type of bush flying although float is the most common. Again, flying the bush is not for everyone, usually you will be based of an isolated place up north and the flying is very demanding. But I know this is the way I want to go to climb up the ladder.

Corporate is not seen as a stepping stone here, it's more of a career ...Basically you need about the same number of experience to get on a Lear than to get on a 737 or A320.

If you need more informations email me, hangar_boy@yahoo.ca

Good luck
Canuck Goose
 

pavelump

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Anybody have an idea how hard it would be to get a job island hopping in the south pacific or the carribean? Sounds like a dream job to me! <img src="http://jetcareers.com/ubbthreads/images//graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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Dunno bout the south pacific....but for the carribean, uhh...depends on what you are hauling <img src="http://jetcareers.com/ubbthreads/images//graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> I'm sure you could get a uhh....cargo job if ya dont ask whats in the back <img src="http://jetcareers.com/ubbthreads/images//graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Probably not what you had in mind though.... <img src="http://jetcareers.com/ubbthreads/images//graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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can you log that???


Dave
 
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