Gulfstream airlines is not making a profit. They've lost money three out of the last four years. Would have lost money all four had investors not pumped money in.
So which side do you work for? The airline, The investors, or the school? Cause your answers seem rather interesting...
While I agree the 100/hr for a multi would be a greater value in a B1900 rather than a PA44 the reality is that it costs a little more to train in a twin than a single. I for one think its great if you can find a B1900 for 100/hr to train in, as long as it is not in the operations of a part 121 AIRLINE. There is a serious problem with the idea of an airline pilot being an "intern". No matter how cheap the tickets are.
Fact is that Gulfstream charges a large sum of money and then pays you back some of it in the form of $8/hr or so... that way they meet the legal requirements to show that the pilot is technically an employee.
When we stop kidding ourselves, as instructors, airline pilots, managers, and passengers that this is OK we will come to the conclusion that there are better ways to attract and retain pilots for employment as airline pilots as well as maintain a level of safety and experience that our customers expect... demand, from us.
This, I feel, is the wrong direction. Even if financing is difficult to obtain. We start calling banks and congress men and women to explain why educational financing should be made available for pilot training. But I do not think placing "interns" in the cockpit and lowering the standards for an already battered profession is the correct solution.
Good luck to us all.
PS- to those considering flight training, there are many great options out there. Not all are a perfect fit for everyone but there is something out there to help everyone succeed. Dont fall into the trap of allowing your dreams to rush your senses.