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Old 02-05-2007, 12:19 PM   #81  
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In my experience as a US and Canadian citizen, neither country cares about the other, as long as you have the right passport or birth certificate for the one you're living in. The only thing is the inconvenience of ALWAYS having to file a US tax return even if you don't live here

I think that officially Canada allows 3 and the US 2 (or the other way around) but I can't see how they'd find out or why it would matter if you decided to get a few more!

One thing I was curious about - let's say you work for Kelowna flightcraft in BC, Canada as a US/Canadian citizen and they want you to fly into Havana...
I have US only. If I wanted to I could get Indian citizenship since I was born there. I may do that after I leave the military. I keep reading India has quite the growing aviation industry now. Still have family there. Just don't know if I could stomach that level of poverty for long periods of time.

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Old 02-05-2007, 12:23 PM   #82  
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One thing I was curious about - let's say you work for Kelowna flightcraft in BC, Canada as a US/Canadian citizen and they want you to fly into Havana...
Don't take your US passport. Use the canadian. Never travel with both. Dual citizenship may become harder up here because one politician has a French passport and Canadian and everyone is up in arms because of the whole Quebec separation debates
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:26 PM   #83  
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ah yea they sell cubans up there lol.
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:42 PM   #84  
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D Never travel with both.
Exactly. Most border guards don't know the rules anyway and will detain you for having 2 passports.

As far as the Cuba thing - I was looking for more of a legal loophole than a "just bring the Canadian passport". Seems like you legally couldn't go there once you claim US citizenship. Just wondering if there were exceptions for people who fly mail or cargo there.
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JMT21, love may not pay the bills, but when I'm old, looking back on life, I'm not going to be cherishing all the bills I've paid in my life.
I would hope not.

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Financial stability is important. Even though I may not be making the big bucks, but I'll make ends meet. A lot of people graduate college with debt and work their way out of it.
Being a pilot is probably one of the least financially stable jobs I know of. Please explain how you plan on getting by, living in a large city (high cost of living) and still make your student loan payments all on 20k a year (if your lucky). I can't make it work. Do you really want to be living at home at 25? Are those the moments you talk about cherishing in your old age?

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Thanks for your wishes of good luck. I also extend you the same wishes with your gamble. Life wouldn't be exciting for me if I didn't take the gamble for something I truly want. However, I don't see my education as a gamble, it's a decision that I made after lots of research and thought. I decided I would rather go out and get my certs and ratings while at college than wander around through life, meandering towards the same goal. I'm not going to get stuck working in a cubicle wasting my days away surfing the internet, living out my dreams as a desktop pilot, sitting, waiting, wishing for the job I dream of today.
A degree in commercial aviation is a gamble and aviation management isn't much better. What are going to do when you get furloughed or if you lose your medical? What if you have a family to take care of?

Open your eyes, its not either cublicle or cockpit, there are very many careers in between.

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A wise choice is one that results in the best outcome for that person. Each person is different than the other, different choices work better for different people in the same situations. Assuming that one decision will work better than another in every situation is pretty bold and rather ignorant.
There is no assuming, getting into a lot of debt to chase a dream is not a wise choice...even of you go to UND. I'm not telling you not to pursue a career as a pliot, I'm saying if I had to do it all over again I would go about it differently.

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Senior, Aviation Management/Accountancy.

I hear its been pretty cold in GF, stay warm.
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I've got flight instructors from before I came to UND who went down the same path I'm going right now. They're good friends with each other and are sharing an apartment. There are people who have gone to UND, graduated with an aviation degree and are living fine lives now without much more hardship than non-aviation people. It is possible to get out of here and live a normal life. It may not be true for everyone, but I would hope that those people would realize that and go another route such as you are doing.

Let's just leave it at this, the best way to become a commercial pilot is to find the way that suits you best. You do what you see as best for you, and I'll do what I see as best for me, and let everyone else do the same.

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I'm in a Community College's "Aviation Flight Technonlogy" program; learning how to fly airplanes. One of my dad's friends was a 777 pilot @ Continental. Walked in for his 1st, but found out he is loosing his vision as well as his medical. That hit me hard. I'm now taking Civil Engineering courses for my Bachelors. I figure if I ever loose my medical, I'll go dig tunnels, highways, airports, or whatever. I'm thinking either focusing on either structural, or transportation engineering.
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I'm in a Community College's "Aviation Flight Technonlogy" program; learning how to fly airplanes. One of my dad's friends was a 777 pilot @ Continental. Walked in for his 1st, but found out he is loosing his vision as well as his medical. That hit me hard. I'm now taking Civil Engineering courses for my Bachelors. I figure if I ever loose my medical, I'll go dig tunnels, highways, airports, or whatever. I'm thinking either focusing on either structural, or transportation engineering.

Hopefully people are paying closer attention to themselves. People should realize if they are having any problems and deal with them before the medical; if it is something that can be corrected.
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