ACP112 How Does Bidding For Flights Work? Should I Own A Plane To Build Time?

by CarlValeri on July 22, 2016

A320 SIMIn this episode we will read e-mails and answer questions including "How does bidding for flights work? and Should I own a plane to build time?". Don't forget to send your questions and feedback to

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Listener Feedback and Questions:

  • I'd like to know if you or your guests have any experience owning an airplane. Would it make sense to buy a cheap trainer aircraft as an easy way to start a business and employ my brother to train me as well as others to offset the cost of expensive flight hours?
  • Could you explain how bidding  works?
  • How much vacation time does a pilot get?
  • The pay where I work is substantially better than a regional and  I am unsure whether I should make the jump to a regional.
  • Which regional should I choose?
  • How do you log right seat time?
  • Here in Australia I'm really struggling to get my aviation career off the ground.
  • From listening to the podcast, it sounds like there are more jobs that need to be filled in the USA. Is this really the case?
  • When should a CFI be a contractor vs employee?
  • When should a CFI buy insurance and what type of insurance?
  • There are TONS of side jobs available in the UAV industry.
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abdo omar aden August 5, 2016 at 2:40 pm

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