I met someone who graduated from ATP, instructed out of a few different locations, then quit ATP Instructing to take a better paying corporate flying job in Wisconsin that doesn’t require the 1500 hour rule like the airlines. He also picks up a few extra bucks by instructing at a small part 61 school where I did another discovery flight with.
He’s primarily building his 1500 hours through a better temporary pilot position for a different business. He warned me about pay and benefits with ATP as an instructor, so i’m bringing this important issue to you all.
Are there a decent amount of other Pilot jobs are out there besides corporate that someone with only a couple hundred hours graduating out of ATP could get? What kinds are these, and I might as well add on an additional personal question:
Did you or did you know any fellow instructors back when you were with ATP that ‘struggled’ to make a decent living on their own; is it heard of for an ATP instructor to work a side job in something else under tough circumstances?