- Mar 13, 2008
- Upper midwest in a house
Working for peanuts will be your choice and I'm not sure why anyone would want to do that. As I said, with a CFI certificate in hand billing 20 hrs a week at $50/hr is $1000 a week. I'm not even going to say what I was paid for my first CFI job. For someone that qualifies for a ATP-R they will only need ~800h total time to go work for an airline and I wouldn't take an airline job for less than $50k yr. Regional is <2yr upgrade to captain, again if you meet the requirements which means fly your @$$ off when you get there.Sounds too good to be true. For example, how long does it take you to get to that first year as a Captain? Is that once you finish the training or after 6 years of flying for peanuts?