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Old 28th Mar 2019, 08:47
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Asia
Posts: 589
Mid 1990s and I couldn't even get an interview for rhs turboprop despite having an ATPL 4000 hrs total with multi engine and turbine time. Late 1990s and GA employers were still paying below the award IF they gave you a job. Early 2000s, flew with a Westwind Captain who was willing to go back into the right seat of a Metroliner just to get into Kendall Airlines. Virgin Blue required you to pay for your own B737 rating. Things started improving around the mid 2000s at the lower end however paying for your endorsement is still with us.

Plenty of opportunities in Asia for experienced jet pilots with a decent type on their licence.
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