Thinking of making a temporary career change is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Flyboy88, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. Chinatown

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    Hermitage is having crime problems now. I'm from Robertson County, but lived in Goodlettsville for awhile.
    Pulled hazmat tankers out of Nashville running 48 states & Canada.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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  4. REO6205

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    Do you have any low level mountain time?
    Carded by USFS or Cal-Fire?
    Type ratings?
    Heavy turbine time?
    Tail wheel time?
     
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  5. Banker

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    I layover in Montgomery quite a bit. There are numerous contract Aircraft Maintenance companies who do work for the military there.
     
  6. Flyboy88

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    0 on all of the above unfortunately. 1200 hours in a PC-12 though with some mountain experience operating out of DEN into some mountain airports.
     
  7. againstthewind

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    i would find a way to cut living expenses and get a part time job to get what you need to move forward in aviation, if its only temporary dont waste your time and energy in trucking.
     
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  8. REO6205

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    If you have an A&P Coulson might be good to check with. The A&P will get you into the shop and from there your ratings might get you into flying 3rd officer on a C-130. Get type rated and then you can move up. They're expanding and if you don't mind traveling it might be a good shot.
    They like A&Ps on the flight crew because they do a lot of remote work...fires mostly...and doing scheduled inspections on site is a lot easier than flying back to a base somewhere.
    Check with Erickson too. They're running all jets now.

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    Careers in Aviation, Engineering & More. | Erickson Inc.
     
  9. Bean Jr.

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    A post that really needs a "thank you very biggly" button!
     
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  10. Happily Retired

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    I thought a package company pilot would be a good job too,,, until I saw "Castaway", that is.:eek:
     
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  11. tscottme

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    Pay, conditions, home-time vary wildly by company. No research, or internet-only research means bad pay, no time off, ragged trucks.

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