Psssst: Wanna Buy A Pilot?

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Finding a good pilot is always one of the more formidable challenges aircraft operators have. Of course, the converse is true: Finding a decent piloting job at a trustworthy company can be harder than the flight training necessary to do the flying. One enterprising Norwegian pilot is trying to use the popular Internet auction site eBay to widen his job search and, hopefully, snag a flying job. The pilot, with the eBay ID of "jonas_tind," is auctioning "unlimited use of a male pilot (27) for one year." According to the auction, he so far has earned his FAA commercial pilot certificate and an instrument rating and has logged 350 hours total time. He's also type-rated in the Beech/Raytheon 1900 B/C/D.

According to the auction, the winner gets "unlimited use of me as a pilot for one year" with the highest bid serving as his annual salary. The winning bidder must guarantee approximately 50 flying hours each month. The pilot will travel "anywhere in the world the winner requires," but the winning bidder must supply accommodations. As we were preparing this edition of AVweb-Biz, the auction was only at $1, with four days to go.