Skidmark Posted February 22, 2014 Report Share Posted February 22, 2014 I believe the academic community would call this a "confirmation bias". You already had your mind made up before you posted your original comment. Fact is I'm sure the majority of us on the forum were told that we shouldn't do it when we first enquired. I know I was told to stay on the farm, but I jumped in with both feet anyhow. I was 1 of the 3 that found jobs from a class of 11 that year. That was 15 years ago and I feel for the low timers now when clients are asking for 2000 plus hours to do entry level work in a 206. I know a number of 6000-8000 hour pilots with twin time and longline skills that are looking for work right now and who probably resent your "negativity" claim. Thats the truth. Some other threads you may want to research here besides flight training and low time job prospects are topics discussing the large number of guys leaving the bush/utility/VFR for overseas/IFR, air ambulance or government. Also read about the low tariffs operators are charging to stay afloat in this market and ponder how much these companies have left in the purse to bring on a low timer. All this has an affect on low timers (of all ages) trying to break into the business. I'm not saying don't do it, just please get all your facts and make an informed decision. Hangars are friendly places, stop by one that IS NOT A FLIGHT SCHOOL and talk to some of the guys. You'll probably get a free cup of Maxwell House out of it. 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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