Are there any Gulfstream IV Drivers getting recurent in this time of prospertity?
If you were a full service guy/gal before you got laid off, you can get your recurrent for free.
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The key word is FULL SERVICE!
I’m a full service guy, two airplanes and two recurrents every six months. I would bet there are quite a few G guys that maybe also flew a Falcon as well that can benefit from this.
It’s about brand loyalty, when you get your next job, and you certainly will, (I wish all the guys on the street well!) You may just convince the CP to go to FlightSafety.
Also, I think they have to keep their instructors busy. When I did my XL recurrent in March, the instructor said I was his first class in 3 weeks !
It really sucks out there now, but keep your chin up, I’ve flown more in the past two weeks than I’ve flown in the past month, not really a trend per se, but a good sign nonetheless.
Thank you for the reply, and I am happy things are picking up for you But I was working for a company and they elected to go with Simi. and of course you go with the flow they let me go two weeks before my second year of service and they advised me that they were not going to get me re-current so now I am faced with paying for my own a G-IV recurrent and cannot afford the fee,s that FSI apply to recurrency. Maybe if they (FSI) were to be more competitive with Simi. there be a better lean toward there training facility. COST is a major issue at this time considered yourself lucky that you were employed with a company that looks at these issues.
recurrency is like $8k for the IV?
8 K is that at FSI and if so who do I contact in regards to that figure?
I been quoted 12 to 14K.