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Old 03-08-2019, 12:12 PM   #1  
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I'm currently a junior in college that would like to be a commercial airline pilot. I was wondering if anyone had any input for whether I should (& could realistically timing-wise) knock out my PPL over this summer or get an internship unrelated to flying. I'd have a year of school left, so I would imagine I would need to schedule extra flight time throughout the year to keep up my skills, which might be too pricey to make getting it out of the way worth it?

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Old 03-08-2019, 03:40 PM   #2  
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Id say yes, knock it out, unless youve got a great internship, then go that route or do both.
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:58 PM   #3  
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Get your license ASAP! See if you can get a job at a FBO over the summer and make connections to get free or cheap flight time. My dad and I both fly alone 99 % of the time and always let anyone who wants go up with us
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Old 03-10-2019, 02:10 PM   #4  
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Thanks for the input guys. I hadn't thought about seeing if any FBOs were hiring, that's a great idea.
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:47 AM   #5  
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Once get the PPL, you can keep flying during the school year to gain/maintain proficiency.

Even if you can't really fly during school, the looming retirements mean that seniority progression will be fast, so any delay will cost you a lot of numbers. If you're airline bound right now, move as quickly on training and ratings as you can.
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