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Hello All,

 

To get hired at all as a pilot today , should one also consider becoming an AME also?

 

In my opinion:

 

1. When starting out, if hired as a pilot, you are more useful around the hangar, especially between Spring and Fall terms for AME.

2. If you get hired as an Pilot/AME, at least you could fly what you fixed and build your hours.

 

All opinions, advantageous, and disadvantageous will be welcomed.

 

H.

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If starting out as both a low time pilot/apprentice it wil be hard to find an apprentice job as the employer will expect you to jump ship come first flying opportunity. Chances are you won't go the low time pilot/ground crew route as apprentices are generally treated better. It is great job security because once established at both careers you should always be able to find work.

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If I'd started earlier I would have gone the AME route first, then pilot if the urge was still there. There are times in the bush when it'd be nice to be able to fix the snag and sign it out.

 

DM

Not when the snag is a AS350B3 on the tundra that won't start. 36 hours and fuel control swap, swap, swap, swap, swap and swap. 1 hour of sleep. Had to put the tx'd fuel control back on to get a start to charge the battery.

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If starting out as both a low time pilot/apprentice it wil be hard to find an apprentice job as the employer will expect you to jump ship come first flying opportunity. Chances are you won't go the low time pilot/ground crew route as apprentices are generally treated better. It is great job security because once established at both careers you should always be able to find work.

Hello flinwinger,

 

As with AH1, the advice it well received.

 

Cheers,

M.

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