I'm new here and love it already. Sure wish I would of known there was a bush flying forum a while ago. I have 700 hours TT and 330 Alaska time and 321 of that was a Beaver on floats. SEL/SES inst, commercial, CFI.
I have been a guide for lodges in SW AK for the past five summers where I have obtained some hours flying right seat PIC and a little left seat time in a Beaver. I have been talking to multiple lodges and air taxi operations for the past few weeks for this upcoming summer and it seems like most people are looking for a minimum of 1000tt and prefer 1500.
Thought of maybe getting a CFI job in anchorage or somewhere else, but am afraid I will not get many hours this upcoming summer.
I have heard bethel isn't a great place to live, but I don't care. I just want to fly 6-7 days a week this summer and build up my resume as much as possible? Any names who I should contact towards bethel?
Lastly, I have sent resumes to penair/era/grant/hageland for SIC in the 208 this summer. Looks like I could potentailly have a chance at that slot. I have heard it does not pay much and is 2 on and 2 off. Is this true?
Any tips from the professionals would be greatly appreciated!!!!