The Otter and Beaver time is from being PIC in it as I got it years ago when you could get time in these airplanes. The good old days when having less than fifty hours of float time, got you into a Beaver or an Otter. At the time I flew the Beaver I had only a fresh seaplane rating, 5 hours and I was flying it. None of the insurance requirements like they have today. Yes, only two times in the bush and I did get these hours and they are signed off in my logbook. As for flying them again I would have to take a refresher in them. As for the 700 hours, much comes from working on my American commercial, IFR rating, CFI/CFII rating plus moving airplanes plus doing sightseeing when someone wanted to go up. I will say working as a CFI/CFII over the past five years, has certainly help my flying.
I understand the questions that my hours might have raised but they are clearly logged and can be verified. All someone has to do its ask and I can provide.
Yeah, sorry DEL but this Otter and Beaver time sounds fishy to me too. I don't remember any "good old days" in which a guy could come in with even the TOTAL time you claim to have and get a job flying an Otter. Are you talking about actual PIC time, as in, you're the only pilot on board, it's a commercial flight, and you're flying it on floats to deliver cargo or passengers to somewhere? Or are you talking about the kind of "PIC" time where you work for a company that has an otter, and the kind-hearted "real" pilot lets you take a spell in the left seat on an empty leg or a maintenance flight?
I can tell you, like the other guys said, that you are absolutely employable as a floatplane pilot based on your hours, maybe a nice entry-level job on a Cessna 185 or maybe even a beaver if it was just camp work, but you are making it harder on yourself if there is any funny business in your resume. I wouldn't put Otter time in a resume unless it was time that I logged during the time I was employed as an otter pilot, which doesn't sound true in your case.
I'm not seeking to offend you but I can practically guarantee you're being passed over for these jobs not because your current level of experience makes you overqualified to be a dockhand (it doesn't), but because there are some aspects of your story which sound like you are lying. Please note: I'm not calling YOU a liar. What I am saying is that I have met lots of guys who have made it sound like they have some real experience in things like Otters and Beavers, just because they went for a ride or paid for a "checkout", or flew one privately with the real pilot looking on from the right seat. Their knowledge of the aircraft always falls apart under close questioning (i.e, an interview) and they always come up with some shit like "WELL, it WAS years ago, so I don't remember too well", and right here, right now, you sound just like one of those guys.
You need to clean up your story a bit, or at least come up with some good explanation as to how you were hired to fly a Beaver and/or an Otter, with your time, and you nevertheless now only have a few hours on each type. You don't have to explain yourself here on this forum, but unless you do, people here are going to keep thinking you're not being honest, and keep saying the same thing me and the last four guys told you. Pilots are suspicious.