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Old 10-26-2018, 08:14 PM   #31  
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It’s been a few years since I have last spoken to prospective pilots thinking about the profession. And often a kid comes to the flight deck with similar questions. Could someone ballpark me the new figures for the following?

Part 61 local flight school private pilot rating cost?
Part 61 local flight school private through IFR, commercial, multi and CFI?
4-year aviation degree at a college with 141 program?

Last I knew it was 5k for a private, 30k for all your ratings at college (flight training costs only), and if you went to an ERAU/UND you were looking at 100k+ for your bachelor’s degree.

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It's about $10k for a private license now.

Everything will cost around $70k at least, likely more.

University will cost upwards of $150k at least (degree + flight training).
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If you're paying 70k+ to a local part 61 school, something is wrong

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So is the general consensus that if you go part 61/141 local flight school you’re looking at over $50,000? Couple that with a Bachelor’s degree around $125,000 roughly or would you say more?

Is going the UPT military route still the most cost-effective method?

Last question...a decade ago CFIs earned $15,000-$20,000 per year — is this still the case or has it risen since Regional FOs can easily earn $50,000 first year now? Is CFI the “entry-level” job still or do Commercial Multi pilots go directly to Part 91 corporate now?

I’m speaking to some high schoolers soon about pilot careers and my perspective is from a decade ago, so trying to gauge what’s realistic now in terms of progression and cost.

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Yes, military is most cost effective since it could bring potentially bring your cost to $0.00

The cheapest/fastest civilian way is to do Part 141 through a community college. That will get you your ratings and associates degree for around 70K. Then transfer into a 4 year school, ideally online, so you can flight instruct full time and take classes in between students, at night or on bad weather days.

You can get the bachelors degree and 1500 hours in around 4 years for less than 100K if you go about it aggressively
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You can get the bachelors degree and 1500 hours in around 4 years for less than 100K if you go about it aggressively
Yep. If you really hustle you can find the damnedest deals. Want cheap light twin time?


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Yep. If you really hustle you can find the damnedest deals. Want cheap light twin time?


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LOL. I can see the look on a recruiter’s face now when I show my ME time in that bad boy
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Flying has always been my passion. I have some hours from 2 decades ago and I had to give it up for family reasons. Now after 25 years in corporate America its time for me to really do what I was meant to do. I know that some things in the industry has changed and I am not fooling myself my chances of making a legacy are slim to none. But if I can just make enough to pay the bills I would make that trade NOW. Does anyone think its possible to make out a living for another 12 years before retirement age? If so, what is the fastest track?
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Flying has always been my passion. I have some hours from 2 decades ago and I had to give it up for family reasons. Now after 25 years in corporate America its time for me to really do what I was meant to do. I know that some things in the industry has changed and I am not fooling myself my chances of making a legacy are slim to none. But if I can just make enough to pay the bills I would make that trade NOW. Does anyone think its possible to make out a living for another 12 years before retirement age? If so, what is the fastest track?
You should repost this as a new topic.

I am not a pilot, just a future pilot’s wife, but about two years ago, a CFI at my husbands FBO hit 1500hrs and was immediately hired at a regional at the age of 62.
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Flying has always been my passion. I have some hours from 2 decades ago and I had to give it up for family reasons. Now after 25 years in corporate America its time for me to really do what I was meant to do. I know that some things in the industry has changed and I am not fooling myself my chances of making a legacy are slim to none. But if I can just make enough to pay the bills I would make that trade NOW. Does anyone think its possible to make out a living for another 12 years before retirement age? If so, what is the fastest track?
There's a whole different section of the forum for question like yours, found here: https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/career-questions/

A relevant thread to consider reading would be this one: https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/c...er-change.html

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