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?
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.
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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="" />