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Old 11-16-2013, 09:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know some of you will come back and say that their is no such thing, but what I am talking about are jobs where you are not hired as a pilot but a job where you can use your PPL as a means of transportation. Thus it would be in compliance with FAA rules by being incidental to the job. Does anyone know of such jobs?
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Any job that requires travel, but your going to have to foot the bill for everything. Only other thing I can think of is an aircraft sales man. In all reality though it doesn't matter what the regs will let you do, as the insurance industry is the one that really determines the requirements. So basically, no, in the real world there's no jobs for a private pilot. I'm sure even more true now that everybody has to meet ATP mins to get a regional job, there will be a glut of lowtime commercial pilots willing to sell their sole to get to that majic 1,500hrs.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think I know what you mean - if you are an engineer or something similar and your company wants you to go to a job site and they will pay you a travel allowance, you can use the travel allowance to rent an aircraft (or put fuel in your own aircraft). I have a friend that did this years ago when he was in a job that required travel. He was studying for his PPL at the time and they would pay him for travel costs, which he applied against the aircraft rental cost. I don't think it paid the full amount, but every little bit helps, plus it meant that he didn;t have to drive for hours, but got to fly instead.

I don't think there's any particular job that fits this description, basically anything that requires a lot of travel that is close enough to get to by a small trainer aircraft and not too time-critical, so if you get stranded by weather you can wait (or have a plan B).

In any case, the best case scenario is that the aircraft is mostly paid for - you can't make a profit unless you are not only a commercial pilot, but are operating or hired by a commercial operation.
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Old 07-08-2014, 01:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Legally you can not get any job as a pilot if you hold just a PPL. It is called Private Pilot Licence for a reason. You need a CPL but if you do it not officially it is up to you. Main issue is related with a potential incident, if they discover you were gaining money they will kill you (legally speaking!).
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Even as a parts distributor in the aviation world, we don't fly airplanes to visit our aviation customers any more. I used to fly my plane to the office some 300 miles away for meetings, and wrote the use off on my taxes, but that was as close as I got to using my plane for my job.
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I know some of you will come back and say that their is no such thing, but what I am talking about are jobs where you are not hired as a pilot but a job where you can use your PPL as a means of transportation. Thus it would be in compliance with FAA rules by being incidental to the job. Does anyone know of such jobs?
I think this is pretty much different. You are ot using your PPL to work but you are using like a driving license. You are using it just like if you are using the car to move to one place to another to perform your job. even more if this is a corporation airplane in this case if you have a document approving its use by yourself and it is a general aviation airplane in this case there hould not be any problem. You are using it as a transport system not gaining money from it. Trick is : if you gain money by flying an airplane you need CPL, if you are using airplane as a private o transport system and it is not a multi-crew airplane then PPL is enough.

That's my opinion. Otherwise talk with an FAA office or insurance broker office where this airplanes got an insurance.
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You can get any job you like as far as its not aviation related.
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