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Subject: CFI job market / School advice
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billybobjrUser is Offline
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10/26/2013 5:38 PM  
Hi everyone, After reading many forums for a long time I decided it was time to register and post all the remaining doubts that I have (a lot ) About me: permanent resident, european passport (Spain), 31 years old, 300h fixed wing (Cpl/ME+IR). Goal: working as a heli pilot. Here in the US and maybe in a future in Europe, North Sea. Questions: -From your own experience and what you see everyday, how is the real situation of the CFI market right now? How tough is to bet that first CFI job?. Is it realistic to think I'm going to find a job after graduating if I give my best during the course and I'm proactive with all the schools, marketing myself, etc.......? -Reading about heli add ons, I found out I could get my heli ratings easily, not a huge investment, but I would barely have 100h of heli after the training, wich makes me think that I wouldn't be marketable at all. Even if my total time is around 400h, my heli time would be ridiculous. Would it make sense to start from zero so I can get those 200? More or less.... Otherwaise if I pay extra 100h it would coste me the same. -any big school out there like Transpac, with many international students, who usually hires their graduates?. In case that doesn't exist in heli world, wich school would you recomend me?. I'm single and I can move to any state. Any "heli state" Than you all for your time, patience and advice. Felices vuelos
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10/27/2013 3:40 PM  
The only CFI job you could get with just 100hrs in helicopters would be flying the Schweizer 300, so look at schools that use that particular helicopter, like Bristow Academy .
Ocean HelicoptersUser is Offline
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11/03/2013 12:53 PM  
We understand your confusing with what to do. WE offer flight training to 200 hours so that you can get your SFAR sign off in Robinson Helicopters (#1 for training) and we work with many foriegn students....contact us at info@oceanhelicopters.com and we will be happy to have a one-on-one discussion to figure out what would be the best option for you.
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11/06/2013 1:15 AM  
Call a few schools and they all should give you the info you need. After talking with a few of them you'll get a feel for which one fits YOU better.


Self discipline is when you do something that you know is right even though you don't want to do it. As a professional and safe pilot you have to maintain control over your desires & emotions. Have INTEGRITY and great WORK ETHIC and you'll succeed in life.
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