how feasible would it be to obtain your commercial after your private for a jump pilot position untill you came to the 1200 mark before getting your instrument to qualify for freight?
I know of people that failed out of transition training to the BE99 because of the lack of IFR on the routes they had been flying for a while.Like z987K said.
Its not going to happen. You need to have good Inst. skills to make it through training. My roommate in my 135 initial washed out because his traffic watch flying did not prepare him for the demands of training. You probably wont even get an interview if they see you have newly minted inst ticket.
How did you guys get the IFR flying experience? All the entry level jobs I know of are all VFR flying (Jumpers, Traffic, Survey, 90% of CFI work)
After teaching instrument students and watching them make every mistake in the book you will be a better instrument pilot yourself. Also just watching them shoot approaches and visualizing where they are on the approach to make sure they don't screw up helps you in understanding the approaches better.Eh, depends where you're at but my CFI time was nowhere near 90% VFR. Gotta make it happen and get instrument students. Teaching it and watching others mess it up did great things for my skills. But hey that was just me.
I'm afraid I'm losing mine here in the mountain west. Server clear always. I've shot 1 approach since may(it was a far cry from pouring a cup of coffee while flying an ils in my sleep that I used to do). The one airport, right now, that would be nice to shoot an approach into, doesn't get you low enough and has higher vis mins than VFR... so you end up going in VFR anyways.I know of people that failed out of transition training to the BE99 because of the lack of IFR on the routes they had been flying for a while.