Thanks for the info about finding a flight school to work at to get my CSIP. I will certainly look into it. I am located in Ohio and was just planning to give some recurring training, BFRs and such. So don’t know if moving out of state to a flight school is worthwhile for me. Wife and kids etc.
Ferrying airplanes around the world is lots of fun, but not really stable employment. Last summer was great as Europeans could by used SR20s and SR22s in the USA and save around 30% over the cost of a similar plane in Europe. But with the worldwide economy being what it is, the amount of work has dried up.
I started with a ferry company a couple of years ago (who have since gone bust) but now just get referrals from word of mouth. As with any business, it is about doing a good job and being in the right place at the right time. Domestic ferries are usually done by pilots with airline privileges so unless you have that it is very difficult to compete. To fly across the Atlantic you will need to have done it at least 3 times first to get insurance coverage. I achieved this by flying with another pilot first. At the moment it may be hard to find a company that is willing to cover the costs for you to do that. If you want any specific information feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com
Once you fly outside of the States, you realize how lucky and free we are here compared to other countries. User fees, restricted airspace, slot times, dual NDB approaches and no such thing as ‘GPS direct’. But some of the things you see en-route would take your breath away.