How can I get Pilot hours to get a good piloting job?
Before anyone answers with "Fly a plane, duh" here's the situation. I’m close to getting my Pilots license (40 hours) but the organization I want to work for (Airserv) requires 800 Hours minimum. Any advice on getting these hours without paying $80 an hour plane rental? 760 hours X $80 = $60,800.
Asked By: Ryan T - 2/5/2007
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Which pilots license are you actually getting? Private? Instrument? Commercial? Your going to need all of those. That will build time. Also the next step many people take is to become a CFI, CFII, or and MEI (flight instructor, Instrument Instructor, Multi-engine instructor respectivly). This way someone else pays for... More
Answered By: Josh - 2/6/2007
Additional Answers (7)
Consider joining an aero club or buying an interest in an airplane. This has its drawbacks, since you need to find a way to share the aircraft and there are maintenance and insurance costs to be considered, but this is one pretty good way to reduce the costs of flying... More
Answered By: Warren D - 2/6/2007
Buy an aircraft as similar to th one that you hope to be flying. Aquire your instrument, commercial and anyother certification that the company suggests will be useful in your future job. Fly the 800 hours at the cost of fuel, maintanence and hangar. After you are qualified for the job, sell the airplane... More
Answered By: firstname.lastname@example.org - 2/6/2007
You need to get to get the remainder of your ratings prior to anyone hiring you - so everyone usually get their CFI and starts teaching to gain hours.
Answered By: Private_Jet_Charter - 2/6/2007
your calculations are flawed you will need a great deal of multi time also... More
Answered By: fighterace26 - 2/6/2007
flight instructing, or the military.
Answered By: Max Power - 2/6/2007
Another place to look is at skydiving outfits. At least go and ask.
Answered By: John - 2/7/2007
I have a friend in a similar situation. He dosen't need 800 hours, but he needs to log up his flight hours as a PPL pilot... More
Answered By: pegasegirl - 2/7/2007
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Earn $95/hr Bookkeeping Right From Home. Free Video Explains All!
No Fees! Apply To Become A Mystery Shopper! No Contracts, No Hassle
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Other Career Questions
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.