Some of these might sound like weird questions but I’m trying to think ahead for the purpose of working out a plan A, B, C and so on.
Say I did ATP and then became CFI with them. I know that they don’t guarantee what location you get to do CFI at, but does anyone know how likely or unlikely it is to get to be hired at the same school you trained at? This might be my biggest concern at this point in my path.
If there isn’t a spot open at your location and you are hired as a CFI somewhere other than ATP, does this interfere with tuition reimbursement?
This is probably a dumb question, but say I went to the closest job opening as a CFI and it’s still far from my family and I had to stay in the area until my days off. Would ATP fly me home each weekend? I’ll be shocked if the answer is yes but I enjoy being shocked so I’m asking.
What is the average scheduling like as a regional pilot… work and time off balance and all that? I heard international pilots work for long periods of time and then get long periods of time off also. Is regional similar?
Finally, regardless of where I did CFI, and I get a regional job at an airport that is far away from my family… as a regional pilot, would I be able to fly home each time I have time off… you know, perks of being a pilot and all that? I know people who work at the airport and they get something called buddy passes so I wonder if pilots get them and how many are they allotted each month?