I love living in North Carolina! It is a beautiful state with mountains, lakes and the ocean. It gets all the seasons but most are very mild. It’s a great place to instruct because cost of living is on the cheaper side and the weather is great most of the time. We do get some summer thunderstorms like most of the south but that’s to be expected. During my time build, I averaged 100 hrs a month easily so weather really didn’t get in the way at all.
I have nothing but great things to say about the cadet program. Join all the ones your interested in! It’s an opportunity for you to learn more about the company and get an inside look at the culture. I joined Envoy, Republic and Skywest and it helped me figure out which regional was the right fit. Once you figure that out, then you can commit to a tuition reimbursement program, flight benefits, etc. Just don’t accept any of that from any of them until you’re sure because you’ll end up paying it back if you change your mind!
Your cadet date ends up being your hire date so get an orientation date asap. Where this comes to play, class seniority. I became a cadet at 300 hrs so by the time I Was in Indoc a year and a half later, I was already in the top 3rd (20/60) just because my hire date was ahead of all those who weren’t cadets. Your hire date also gets applied to travel benefits and performance bonuses. So get that date punched on the calendar as soon as you can!