QUOTE(wanabe1 @ Apr 10 2009, 11:55 PM)
My son started out taking care of my 2 plane flight school (at 14) and met the fuel guys and found out they were leaving for college.(at 16) He went right up to the airport manager and asked for the job and got it. He pumped gas for 2 years for good county money. He graduates Embry Riddle next month and has his commercial multi and instrument ratings CFI next month. (At 22) He's now looking at the Air Guard
Yeah don't give up, the jobs are there. Show up, be seen, meet people.
Kewel story. If I may add my two penneth.
Hey listen - there is also making coffee (and Tea ) and answering the phone, cutting their grass - going down to pick up the sarnies, meeting folks, clearing out the rubbish, cleaning the aircraft - inside and sometimes out (but usually thats left for when you return home in a heavy shower = clean aeroplane, natural pressure washer)
Also, someone has got to make food and sell it, and sweep up. You also get to ask questions and invarably get them answered and hang around so much that you get airbourne going up with a PPLer and you will quickly get into flying.
Try also, to get a chick who like flying also - as if you keep dragging her up to the flying club/school every other minute and she is only into the Miami Dolphins then well, -, , , , hope everyone is enjoying the lovely holiday atmosphere of joy, investment and growth and progress. Seriously though (we have many months of food, don`t worry - at least it is global so there is no shame!). The sun shines and tea and cakes still continue to be manufactured, God is in his Heaven and all is right with the world.
The markets are well bottomed out and bouyant now and starting to groan back upwards, things are unpredictably picking up - there are loads of flying jobs and some seriously juicy deals on type ratings etc .
Now is the time to invest in flight training, prices are cheap at top quality training providors. From 15k for a type rating to
9, kinda cool. `dun`t do much for the industry but at least it is a good time for those who wan to get up on the ladder.