TIME BUILDING

  • Time-building refers to a Private or Commercial pilot flying for a number of hours, usually in blocks of 25, 50 or 100, in order to meet FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) mandated minimum requirements for number of hours required for the next level or higher certificate or to meet mandated minimum number of hours needed to operate certain aircraft.
  • Time-building makes sense for a Private Pilot who is striving to reach the 250 hours needed for a Commercial certificate, which is required to further obtain the coveted Certified Flight Instructor certificate.
  • Time building makes sense for a Commercial Pilot because the FAA recently increased the number of hours required by a Commercial pilot to operate certain airplanes under certain conditions from 250 hours up to 1500 hours.  (Some military pilots and those graduating from certain aviation colleges and some others have different, lower minimums, but any pilot could need to build time.)
  • We can offer Commercial pilots who are CFI’s a Time Building opportunity through an innovative partnership and internship.  Exceptionally trained and proficient Instructors are able to fly as Pilot In Command of our Discovery Flights and build high-quality, PIC time.
  • While it may seem expensive to rent a plane for many hours, it should be kept in mind that sometimes this cost can be financed for as little as $100 monthly for a number of years, and the investment made to build 50, 100, 150 or 200 hours as needed might be equivalent to only a few months salary during a pilot’s career a few years from now. 
  • Building time is like any investment where a payment is made now for a greater return in the future.  In this case, getting flight time, to get higher certificates or meet minimum hours needed, getting hired and starting up the pilot salary ladder is a strategic win and will expedite career development.
  • A flight student, student pilot or Private pilot always pays for their first 250 hours of training and flying unless they own, register, maintain and fly their own plane.
  • But once having reached 250 hours, these now Commercial pilots can be paid for their flying services, either as Certified Flight Instructors or as Captains in other paying positions, such as Skydiving, Crop-dusting, Banner-towing, or as a First Officer in a propeller plane or smaller turbo-propeller plane. 
  • In the beginning, all pilots pay to fly.  Down the road, pilots are paid to fly.  The further along the road pilots travel, the larger their salaries become.  These are just the facts of pilot life.
  • The bottom line is that the aviation industry is based only on seniority- who got hired first, who was at the company the longest.  If your goal is to advance into your chosen career, hours are everything, and unless you own, register, and maintain your own aircraft, paying for blocks of hours and time building just makes sense in terms of career strategy and efficiency towards reaching defined goals.
IF TIME BUILDING OR GAINING HOURS FLYING AS A CFI FOR US IN MAUI, HAWAII MAKES SENSE FOR YOU, KINDLY CALL AND INQUIRE.
YOUR CALL WILL BE SPECIALLY HANDLED DIRECTLY BY PILOTS WHO KNOW WHERE YOU’VE BEEN, WHERE YOU ARE, AND WHERE YOU’RE WANTING TO GO.
FINANCING OPPORTUNITIES ARE BEING DEVELOPED FOR OFFER TO PRIVATE PILOTS NEEDING TO BUILD TIME.
PILOT-IN-COMMAND OPPORTUNITIES MAY EXIST FOR COMMERCIAL PILOTS WHO ARE ALSO CFI’S NEEDING TO GROW BEYOND 250 HOURS UNTIL REACHING 1500 HOURS.

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