You're a new pilot with a Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Certificate, and Multi-Engine Rating.......and now you want a job flying, of course. You may have a total of 200-250 flight hours. Your goal is to fly for an airline, but they may require more flight time. How do you get those hours as quickly, easily and cheaply as possible?
You have a number of options: If you also have Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) and Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI) ratings, you can work as an instructor pilot to build hours. If you graduated from Phoenix East Aviation, as an example, we know you are a well-trained pilot, and we will consider employing you as a flight instructor. You will gain more hours quickly, because we're a large school with approximately 300 students -- all wanting to fly multiple times each week.
You have some other options also: You can fly for a Part 135 company -- that's freight and charter jobs. You can typically build your multi-engine time quickly. Many Part 135 companies hire flight instructors who want to build their multi-engine time.
The primary business of air freight companies is the transport of time-critical items. One example is US Check, which operates a fleet of Piper Seneca, Beech Baron and LearJets (small multi-engine piston and jet aircraft) to deliver checks to Federal Reserve banks quickly. Of course, there are large air freight companies also, though they may require more multi-engine time than you have as an inexperienced pilot.
Or you could fly for a charter company. Charter companies provide individuals and corporations convenient air transportation. They operate out of airport's fixed based operator (FBO) facility and fly in accordance with their client's needs and time schedules. Most charter companies operate during the day. They also may operate Piper Senecas, Beech Barons and LearJets, as well as more advanced aircraft.
These are the primary ways a pilot with limited experience can built his or her flight time quickly. If you are thinking about pilot training or don't yet have all your certificates and ratings, call Phoenix East, and we'll help you achieve your goals fast -- in a high quality training environment. Call 1-800-868-4359 (US) or 1-386-258-0703 or visit our web site www.pea.com for more information.