Are there jobs of any sort, related to aviation, available to those with around 100tt
I know it's a super low number, but I figured it was worth asking, anyway. I have enough money to get my private and commercial license, but getting a bunch of flight time would take me ages if I can't get an aviation related job. My ultimate goal is to become a bush pilot, but I know that's a ways away. I don't mind living anywhere in the world. Africa, South America, Asia, wherever. I don't mind not actually getting to fly. Cleaning planes, general maintenance, etc. sounds fine by me. I'm thinking about the A&P route, but the only way I'd do that is if I can apprentice, and I'm not sure I feel like spending three years doing A&P to get my cert. I don't know how much I'd like it. Anyway, I'm looking for alternatives to A&P
Well there is line service at an FBO, fueling Airplanes. 100 tt is not a lot of time. The route most pilots go is to become a flight instructor and build flight time by teaching people how to fly. Do not discount the idea of an A&P. Its a mistake I made, not getting one when I had a lot of down time due to the economy down turn in the late 1970's. It would have been very use full to me in the kind of flying that I do. It dose open some doors. When I got my first flying job in Alaska, in 1983 I had over 6000 hours in my logbook. It takes time. I was 32 years old, started flying when I was 17!! Instructing, power line patrol did some fire watch, traffic watch banner towing flying a lot of junk airplanes. I still fly junk but at least I know its junk. I was very green and oh so young and foolish.
I would recommend going to one of the bigger operators like Rust and apply for a job as a A&P OJT/ goffer and work your way into right seat rides on days off etc. You most likely will end up with a flying job & a A&P Lic. If they like you they will help you. Sooo, pick a company that you might like to fly for. Good luck, Tom
I would recommend you continue your flight training. If your going to fly backcountry, get a tailwheel endorsement as soon as possible. You'll want an instrument rating to remove the limitation from your commercial, you'll also want a float rating.
Originally Posted by tylerobot
Most definitly get your A&P. If you can attend full time some programs can be completed in 18 months. I attended a local community college full time 8 qts (24months) this will be way faster than working for some other A&P, because the mininum is 18 months for each.(36months for A&P) You'll need to work full time for 3years before you get your IA. You'll want to get that also.
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