Thanks for the responses. It’s good to know they place instructors as demand warrants. Last thing I’d want to be doing is sitting around at a slower location waiting for the opportunity to build hours.
Tory, you brought up something else I’ve been wondering about, crew bases and by extension, commuting. Please correct any of the following: When you get hired by a airline, basically it will let you know what crew bases are available. You choose one (or pick the only one available) and assuming you move to that location, most of your assigned flights will originate or terminate there, but there might be occasions where you deadhead. Most of the majors seem to have their crewbases where their hubs are at, which makes sense. The regionals on the other hand seem to have some bases at some pretty small operations/airports (Piedmont at KSBY and KROA, for example). In these circumstances, are you going to be doing a lot of jumpseating to larger hubs for scheduled flights, or are these just really small crewbases handling the handful of flights from that airport?
If you choose to live elsewhere and commute to your crewbase, then it’s your responsibility to get to it for your scheduled fight. What happens if you don’t make it? Flights are delayed and cancelled or there is always a possibility that were isn’t a seat available to get you to your crewbase. Just seems like a risk to commute.
Thanks for the advise!