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Old 09-10-2019, 06:01 PM   #11  
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I would add start a degree as well.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:43 PM   #12  
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Do it. Get as much turbine time as you can. Get PIC if possible. Then get your ATP and join an airline.
So long term goal shouldn't be to stay with corporate? I should be going for airline?
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Depends. How much time are you going to be able to log and what is your goal?

You can make a living flying corporate, even a good one, but itís unlikely to be as much or as dependable as getting on at a major. But YOU are the one that needs to make a choice.

If you are going to aspire to airlines, speed is of the essence. You need to get ATC eligible and get on with a regional, get your hours and try to make the leading edge of this wave - within five years or less.

Do NOT tie yourself down to a job that wonít let you build time expeditiously, not if you want a future in the airlines. If you canít log at least 500 hours a year, look elsewhere. And do not tie yourself to a training contract.
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I'm going to follow with what others have said. All those airplanes are cool and if you are going to be flying a lot I'd say definately do it. But if you are only flying 200 hours a year when time is of the essence then absolutely not. Im not saying going to the airlines is the right choice for you but if it's something your interested in you got to hustle. The biggest retirement years are not too far off.
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I'm going to follow with what others have said. All those airplanes are cool and if you are going to be flying a lot I'd say definately do it. But if you are only flying 200 hours a year when time is of the essence then absolutely not. Im not saying going to the airlines is the right choice for you but if it's something your interested in you got to hustle. The biggest retirement years are not too far off.
Historically, there has been a reasonable choice between corporate and airlines. But right now it's hard to make the case to choose a corporate career over an airline career unless you have permanent personal circumstances, or background issues, which would preclude airline lifestyle or make it very hard to get hired by a major.

The airline opportunity is being driven by the pending retirements at the big three, and also some at FDX/UPS. But the opportunity trickles down to all airlines... regionals have to pay more to retain a few folks, and attract enough noobs to cover high attrition. Other majors have to pay more to attract qualified applicants who might otherwise try to hold out for top tier.
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