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r22butters

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The most recent Cfi job post says, "please don't apply if you have more than 500hrs."

 

What do you think that is about? :huh:

 

All these years I've been rejected because I don't have enough hours! Now I have too many?...damn! <_<

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It doesn't look like it is a typo, looks like they want someone between 300 and 500 hrs. I say it seems kind odd, but Clay is probably right. Seems like there are a number of CFI's that get up around 500 and start trying to find any job they can outside of teaching. I have watched the job posts, just to get a little bit of a feel for what possibilities may lie ahead. I mentioned some of the time requirements I was seing in another thread and found from a reply, these time requirements are not always a "set in stone" standard. If you really want the job go for it! As long as you can make the hiring company want you, you are in there.

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If its not a typo I think that's crappy. If I was a potential student I would take that in consideration and go somewhere that has experienced CFI's. Of course everyone has to start somewhere but I think schools should have a good mix of lower hours CFI's as well as very experienced ones.

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I would think it's because they want somebody there for a longer period... Then again, if it's to manage the place and it pays decent, maybe that would keep somebody there longer regardless. Maybe they should request "must reside in area, have kids and a wife that won't let you leave the area for no amount of cash"...

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Too bad the rest of the industry isn't like that. I'd sure like a logging company to post something similar! "Please do not apply if you have more than 1500 PIC or ANY turbine time what-so-ever."

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I would imagine that has to be either a typo OR they just want to make sure they don't lose someone they just hired. I can understand that. Although I wouldn't have put that comment on the ad.

 

Regardless, it's a job and any job in this industry is a good job. Keep that in mind..

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Nice to see a company after low timers though.

 

I hate to break this to you, but at 640hrs, I'm still considered a "low-timer". <_<

 

Since it takes around 1500hrs to get out of teaching, that extra 900hrs would probably take 3-4 years. Even if this school is "really" busy, I doubt they would lose a 500+ hr Cfi in less than a year and a half (that's what it used to take back in the old "Cfi Factory" days).

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Butters,

 

I agree with you! Times are different now and flight schools need to realize CFI's are going to be around longer. Where I used to work the owner kept hiring CFI's cause he felt anyone over 800 hours was "going to leave soon". Well that didnt happen and we were all sitting around staring at eachother wishing there were as many students as CFI's....haha

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