"New" ish pilot here seeking advice for my next step. My preference is to work for Jazz or Encore sooner than later.
-Approximately 600 hours TT with 250 Multi PIC (Navajo Chieftain). I work for a skydive operation so multi time is VFR, but I do have my Group 1 IFR.
-I have an Undergraduate and Master degree from a Canadian University.
-Transitioned to a career in aviation later in life, currently 35.
For those of you in the know with the current hiring situation is it wise to apply at Encore and Jazz? I have an internal reference for both.
Additionally, if Encore or Jazz are unrealistic right now and if you were me, where would you apply? Taking experience/ company vibe/ pay, etc into consideration. I enjoy working hard but I'm also a lifestyle person so it's extremely important that I enjoy my time with whatever company I land at. I'm not in a race to land a position at XYZ company, I truly enjoy aviation and I'm grateful to be piloting and am enjoying this journey! If I were younger I'd likely bush fly in Indonesia, Africa or somewhere foreign to me. However, being as I'm 35 getting that seniority number is important, to an extent.
Any and all advice greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Well educated, a bit of multi pic, presumably still building time on the 'ho... I don't see why a regional wouldn't take you considering they are hiring basically ab-initio kids...