How much multi time is it going to take?

qwerty

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How much multi time is going to take to get on with any of the regionals that are hiring right now?

I haven't seen any multi students in a while and was thinking about buying some.

thanks!
 

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Multi time

If I were to hazard a guess, I'd say you need 100 hours as a minimum. 200 to 500 to be competitive. Of course, the more the better.

I realize that 100 multi hours sounds like an insurmountable goal, but consider this. Twelve years ago regionals wanted 1500 total hours, 500 of multi and an ATP, and people whined about those requirements.

Hope that helps. Good luck with building the time.
 

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I just got turned down by a regional with 1500TT and 860 Multi. Everyone I interviewed with had 3000TT and over.
 

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Here's the deal kids. With only a few places hiring it is going to take a lot more then the min time to get a job. It is going to be like it was ten years ago, lots of airline guys looking for jobs, and not many jobs out there. If you meet 135 mins go get a freight job, like airnet. you'll need the time you build flying freight to stand a chance at getting on with a airline.
 

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Competitive times

From one who's been there, done that ten years ago, good comments.

I'll add to what I wrote earlier in that in the mid '80s the mins for commuters were commonly 3000 tt and 1000 multi PIC.

Get your MEI and start instructing.
 

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Ditto the above. It's not that you're aren't qualified with 1500TT and whatever multi; those numbers aren't competetive anymore. The trickle-down has trickled-down, and ain't it wet towards the bottom.
 

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Sigh...even an MEI isn't going to do me much good for awhile. The insurance company for the only flight school in the area with twins now wants 250 hours of multi PIC before he/she can instruct. Ouch! Gotta keep donating plasma, or just take out a $30K loan and fly the heck out of a Duchess.
 
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bobbysamd

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Time to spam your resumes

Well, my dad always said that if the kids on your block don't want to play with you that you should play with the kids on the next block. In other words, load up your resume shotgun and pull the trigger. Find a school at which you can instruct.

Just the same, I don't understand this insurance requirement. They want you to receive 250 hours of multi dual before they'll cover you? :confused:

Jeez louise, as I understood it from last summer, 100 hours of multi TIME would have put you into a commuter's right seat. Riddle put folks in the right seats of their Seminoles with the bare mins necessary to get a multi and MEI. There were students at Riddle who had more multi time than their instructors!

Good luck with building time and hang in there with the opportunity search.
 

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Well, I don't have the MEI yet, so it's a moot point right now! I structured one sentence in my post in an unclear way (I went back and fixed it). Basically, the insurance company wants 250 hours of PIC multi time before they'll allow the MEI to instruct. It didn't use to be like that - the policy changed quite literally just a few weeks ago.

I'll probably take your advice and work somewhere else, but that would involve a move to another town first, and I need to get out of school before I can consider a change of residence! In the mean time I'll just spend the cash and have fun flying on my own dime.:)
 

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250 Multi to be insured...

This is the third time the last three weeks I've heard of insurance companies mandating that MEIs have 250 hours in type before acting as PIC. Before 9/11 I'd bet that few practicing MEIs had that much. One way around the 250 hours is to get yourself named on the policy, if the fbo/aircraft owner will allow that.

Does your school have a poor safety record? The other places that this happened too did.
 

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Wiggums - I'm pretty new to the school, so I dunno the whole history, but I do know they lost a single a couple of months back after a private pilot got disoriented and crashed at night. As far as I know, they haven't had any twin related accidents, though. Could be the problem - I haven't thought of that. It's too bad they're the only school around that gives multi instruction. They are the largest school in the area, and have a pretty good reputation.

I'm still a long ways away from even being part 135 capable, so really I have all sorts of stuff to work on!

I'll get there eventually!:D
 
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