Re: No such thing as current upgrade time
Or try not to think too much about what aircraft you're flying. You can become PIC of single or multi turbine freight airplanes much faster, although it may be more difficult and dangerous flying.
I know, any freight companies would be appreciated too. I am walking before I'm running, I driving 207s out of anchorage everyday, and going to college in no small part to the advice I got on this board. In 18 mos or so I'll be done with school, and will be ready for bigger and better things, I am looking for options and places to scout that are outside alaska, and which give me that golden 1000TPIC so I can move up in the world. (be advised I did read the post about 1000TPIC)
As for hitting 23 then being in the left seat, its not really a big deal for everyone else, however, for me, by the time i'm 23, I'll have been flying commercially for 4 years, I'll (if I stay at my current job) have over 4000TT, and will have a 4 year degree. I don't want to go from making $45,000 - $55,000 per year like I'm getting now, to $20,000 per year for a couple of years (ok, so it goes up to 30,000 after your probabtionary year), one year at $25,000 less I can tolerate, two to three years, I don't know if I'll be able to afford it (though I don't really have any debt rather than student loans now) I'm just trying to scout things out, I don't think I'm entitled or anything, just trying to get an idea of what places had a historical upgrade time of about one year.