with your time in todays world, about two years. The days are over of a flight instructor of getting a job at comair. You can be mad at all the lowtimers who had no business at comair to complain at. Oh well they got the job and good luck to them all.
I sent a resume December 8. When I didn't hear anything by the end of the month I called and spoke to a recruiter. He said my resume hadn't crossed his desk yet, he thought it was probably still in a pile. He stated that with my flight time I would receive a call.
I'm in the same situation as Eddie. Faxed in a resume on December 4th, then had another one walked in by a friend who is a Captain on the CRJ. Several weeks later, I spoke to one of the recruiters and was told I was definitely going to be interviewed and my papers were going to be expedited.
No, you didnt' have to be a Comair Academy grad to get on with Comair Airlines from flight instructing. I don't know if it's still possible, but I wouldn't give up trying. I'm sure there are a lot of highly qualified pilots trying to get on here, and since we are one of few airlines hiring, it may be tougher now. Whether it actually is or not, I have no way to tell. Don't give up.
I started class here 01/02 and came from an instructing background. There are 4 Comair Academy instructors in my class. It seems right now they are the only low timers getting interviews. I interviewed before 9/11, and friends I instructed with who applied after that haven't heard anything. Word around here is that competitive times are around 3000TT and 1500ME. However, pilot recruiting says to keep sending in resumes as long as you meet the 1200/200 requirement. I'd definetly keep trying. They're hiring about 50/month (classes of 12 start every Wed) so sooner or later maybe they'll get to you.
My understanding is that the 200 multi is a hard requirement. The turbine PIC can't hurt. However, especially in today's market, I would expect that they are very unlikely to call anyone with less than their published mins. I would go buy 21 hours of multi time, or pick up some multi students, if I were you.