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Hey, young guys here....want a geat career ? by MidEngineManiac
Started on: 06-23-2014 06:11 PM
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Report this Post06-23-2014 06:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MidEngineManiacSend a Private Message to MidEngineManiacEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
http://www.atpflightschool.com

For a measly $65,000........ you to can work long days for little to no pay (your hours are considered part of your compensation), come home with a headache daily reeking of kerosine and 100LL (or, as we called it, that fracking blue sheet) and watch your life derams squashed by neptism hires going to people who's idea of working was renting something with wings on daddy's money and flying to the bahama's to drink and play golf.

Actually, $65,000 isnt that bad, its about what I paid back in the early 90's (they just arent telling you about the 80% wash-out rate and they keep the money from those 80%, no refunds. Ya feel like gambling on your skills ?---you will be gambling your life on them soon enough)-----and it was a pretty good career before 9/11 too, I am just like Will Smith in ID4 and pizzed off I aint flying one of the alien fighters......yet.

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holy hell... 15k for a private single engine is a bit high... last time i looked was around 5k.. been a few years, but geez!
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Report this Post06-24-2014 07:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for heybjornClick Here to Email heybjornSend a Private Message to heybjornEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So, MEM, you are saying don't do this?
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Life has really jaded and beaten you Mike.
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I have a pilot friend who was recently hired by Southwest Airlines. He comes from a flying family; his father is a pilot and his father-in-law is a retired airline pilot now flying a privately owned business jet. At age 37 he was one of the younger pilots in his Southwest flight crew new-hire orientation class (the oldest was in his mid 50s). My friend has been a pilot since age 16, is both enthusiastic and highly competent, and has been "paying his dues" flying professionally for the past 17 years. "Fast Track" ... yea, right.

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Originally posted by Marvin McInnis:

I have a pilot friend who was recently hired by Southwest Airlines. He comes from a flying family; his father is a pilot and his father-in-law is a retired airline pilot now flying a privately owned business jet. At age 37 he was one of the youngest pilots in his Southwest flight crew new-hire orientation class (the oldest was in his mid 50s). My friend has been a pilot since age 16, is both enthusiastic and highly competent, and has been "paying his dues" flying professionally for the past 17 years. "Fast Track" ... yea, right.



I have a good friend who is pilot for Southwest and he is younger than 37.
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Originally posted by Wichita:

I have a good friend who is pilot for Southwest and he is younger than 37.



Not surprising at all. There's something to be said for being in the right place at the right time.* My point was that no matter how good you are it may take 20 years or more of hard work to advance from primary flight training to a paid seat in an airline cockpit.


*In the late 1960s I had a flight instructor/friend in his early 20s who desperately wanted an airline career and was accumulating flight hours any way he could. But fate has some funny twists. Instead of the airline career path, he became pilot hire #52 for a small startup called Federal Express. I thought he was crazy at the time, but though he started flying for them in the right seat of a lowly Gulfstream, within 18 months was flying left seat in a FedEx DC-10.

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