My former instructor said that it’s a good idea to start applying even if you are a few hours short of the minimum total time as long as you have the required ratings. Do you agree?
For example, Ameriflight just lowered their minimums: 500TT, 100XC, 25ME, 25 night, and 75 instrument. By the time I’m done with ATP I’ll have about 435TT, 200XC, 40ME, about 15 night, and 115 instrument. Since money isn’t a big issue for me, I could always rent a plane back at my home airport to reach the minimum times. I figured why not apply to see what happens. What are your thoughts about this?