good post and some good points to think of when going for that first gig, ie get get yourself establsihed somehwere,
(it all depends on what you consider day trip range), well i think in response to that comment that all depends on if you are doing it of your own back or someone elses??
Most places up North are not really a short drive away, specially from the major pilot job opporutunity towns
cheers, good luck
howzit goin down therre grrowler?