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Old 02-10-2021, 06:18 AM   #11  
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We are in the midst of a once a generation amount of retirements. What the industry looks like in 5 years is uncertain though
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Old 02-10-2021, 08:51 AM   #12  
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The massive pilot shortage (especially at the lower tiers of the industry) has not gone away, that can has only been kicked down the road. If anything, the early-outs offered to deal with this downturn will only exacerbate the problem in a year or twoís time. You have to put yourself in a position to capitalize on opportunities at their earliest availability.

One of the truisms Iíve learned about this career is that once youíve heard that someplace is hiring like crazy and is a great place to work, youíre already on the backside of that curve. Get your ratings and flight time ASAP, because when things start cooking itís not like you can just snap your fingers and make it happen.

As far as your second question is concerned, this page is updated daily:

https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus/passenger-throughput
Good info! I appreciate it. Looking into the TSA date, it looks like there is a steady uptick. Hopefully the vaccine gets people traveling more, and things can open back up. Hopefully they do not mandate people to get tested to do a domestic flight!
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We are in the midst of a once a generation amount of retirements. What the industry looks like in 5 years is uncertain though
Facts, anyone know the amount of pilots that were furloughed? I know of the carriers that shut their doors, but outside of that.
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Any serious hiring is still down the road some, many airlines are over staffed heading in to Summer flying. I would keep building hours & qualifications. Hopefully we back to the great hiring climate we had 18 months ago. The foundation for that hiring is there, once this Covid situation is behind us.

I think in the near term ideal starter options are limited. Be ready for the next wave, keep your background/hours, & experience competitive.
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Iím sorry if this sounds crude but at this stage in the game you should not be looking at quality of life but at making it work.
Get into Instrument and Multi engine instruction and go as fast as you can.
No Regional requires a degree but they do require flight time so donít slow down at 1200 hrs either.
Put your degree on a back burner for now as well as your side gig unless it makes a huge amount of money.
You are 6-8 years away from a position that requires a degree.
Get paid 8hrs/day at the other location and spend the rest of the time tending to your wife.
Yes im going to say it, you should have waited with kids for a year if not two.
Too late for that now..not my decision.
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Any serious hiring is still down the road some, many airlines are over staffed heading in to Summer flying. I would keep building hours & qualifications. Hopefully we back to the great hiring climate we had 18 months ago. The foundation for that hiring is there, once this Covid situation is behind us.

I think in the near term ideal starter options are limited. Be ready for the next wave, keep your background/hours, & experience competitive.
Good advice and info!
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