Old 01-11-2008, 02:56 PM
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If you have the money to burn and are thinking about paying cash at AllATPs or what have you, then that is different from getting head over heels in debt by financing. Be aware if you do the latter you are going to be in debt for many years and it's not a lot of fun. First officer pay won't cover the monthly note. My general recommendation is try to save money by using the FBO based flight schools and flying clubs located around the country, because they really are cheaper and the money matters a lot to most people. I am 40 and working a job to pay down my student loans before launching into the airlines at salaries that typically range in the mid-twenties for the first few years. If you have the money go ahead, the time saved will be worth it. I doubt you will save more than a few months over FBO training but it's up to you to decide.

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