In response to Zach’s comment on my last post, I would like to take you on a little journey through my short and long-term goals.
My long-term goals are probably not that of most. ’The Airlines’ do not necessarily entice me that much. The schedules and what I’ve heard about how some pilots are treated does not outweigh the pay. It doesn’t seem to be the dream job it used to be. From what I have seen, it looks like charter, air taxi, air ambulance, corporate, or any other job that has a little bit more excitement is what I am pursuing. This goal of course has its baby steps (to quote ‘What about Bob?’), so for my short term goal, I would like to get hired at a flight school as an instructor. I think that instructing is a great way of building skills for yourself and a way of giving back a little of what you have learned (It’s also a more inexpensive way to build time). From their I will start my search for a ‘puddle-jumping’ company hopefully here in the northwest. Ameriflight, Empire Airlines, Seaport Airline, to just name a few. You can only plan so far in advance before the plans are no more than hopes and dreams. I’m the kind of guy who is very goal-oriented and having these short-term and a long-term goals is what drives me.
To shift gears a little bit, I have been practicing my Single Engine Commercial maneuvers and will be taking my Single Engine Commerical addon checkride very soon. I’ll let you all know how that goes.
Thanks for reading!
An interesting read…
Age 65 Retirements Begin Soon, How Will That Affect the Airlines? – PilotJobs.com: Regional Airline Pilot Jobs
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Age 65 Retirements Part 3 – PilotJobs.com: Regional Airline Pilot Jobs