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#1 r22butters

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 15:00

So far this year there have been almost a dozen jobs out there for which a low time loser like myself is qualified, i.e. 500 hour R44 tours. That's probably the most in one season that I have seen in my fifteen years of browsing the job boards!

There has also been a butt-load of cfi jobs as well!

So, is it fair to say that a lot of guys out there have been moving up to the second level, i.e. entry level turbine gigs, recently, which is causing all of these lower vacancies?

,...and of course the big question is?

Will this continue into next year, or is it just a one time mini boom?
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Well after fifteen and a half years they finally went from saying "the pilot shortage is coming", to "the pilot shortage is here!"  Yep, 2018, year of the pilot shortage!  

 

,...didn't seem that big a shortage though?  In fact if you blinked, you'd of missed it,...me, I was out taking a wiz,...dammit!  :lol:


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 17:07

Not as far as i'm concerned...yet



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Posted 22 April 2018 - 18:26

From my perspective things are going very well. I've made it to flying fires in a type 2 relatively early in my career and I get phone calls about once a month for soft job offers. My friends and former students aren't having a problem finding work either.

Edited by Fred0311, 22 April 2018 - 18:27.


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Posted 24 April 2018 - 11:00

what region of the country?

 

what kind of flying are they doing?



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Posted 25 April 2018 - 10:07

Three more cfi posts and a second posting from Old City, in just one week!

Things must be going crraaaaazy out there! :o


Sorry, make that four cfi positions,...another one just popped up,...damn!!

Edited by r22butters, 25 April 2018 - 11:33.

Well after fifteen and a half years they finally went from saying "the pilot shortage is coming", to "the pilot shortage is here!"  Yep, 2018, year of the pilot shortage!  

 

,...didn't seem that big a shortage though?  In fact if you blinked, you'd of missed it,...me, I was out taking a wiz,...dammit!  :lol:


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Posted 27 April 2018 - 11:05

I moved up a level....guesss it started an epidemic.
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Posted 29 April 2018 - 06:50

I know several rotorcraft pilots who have gone to the airlines.  I would say this is affecting the industry.  Guy leaves HEMS through a transition program, HEMS needs pilots and it just trickles down from there.  My 2 cents.


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