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Old 12-12-2007, 12:08 AM   #1  
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in the years to come will the major airlines hire someone without a bachelors degree?
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I know a few at Alaska but it is rare. However as the pilot shortage grows who knows?
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Probably as the push on cost control will not subside. The future holds the possibility of the US adopting some form of formal MPL rating. We are almost there anyway. 250/25 + RJ course is getting pretty close to what the MPL is all about. I could see something at the community college level; a two year program that culminates in an MPL degree or private trade schools.

In any case you will find most here will recommend a 4 year college degree in something OTHER than aviation. Something you like to do. Something you can do if you medical out. Something that pays a livable wage. Something where the supply of applicants does not outstrip the demand. Something to fall back on when and if you decide to throw in the towel.
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The chance is very unlikley.
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in the years to come will the major airlines hire someone without a bachelors degree?
Absolutely yes. It happened in the '80s and '90s.

A friend of mine just got on with DAL 3 months ago with only one year of college under the belt.

Another friend, who has been with CAL for a year had no college.

Its all about supply and demand.
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Absolutely yes. It happened in the '80s and '90s.

A friend of mine just got on with DAL 3 months ago with only one year of college under the belt.

Another friend, who has been with CAL for a year had no college.

Its all about supply and demand.
I was told by a friend/Check Airman that does interviews that at the present time the lack of a four year degree was an absolute deal breaker at Delta as posted in their minimums. Is this guy the son of board member or are you mistaken? Regardless, no college doesn't help our cause to raise the profession and be compensated accordingly.
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I know a few at Alaska but it is rare. However as the pilot shortage grows who knows?
apparently you aren't aware of the news on Age 65 yesterday?
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Absolutely yes. It happened in the '80s and '90s.

A friend of mine just got on with DAL 3 months ago with only one year of college under the belt.

Another friend, who has been with CAL for a year had no college.

Its all about supply and demand.
more about "who you know", certainly not supply and demand, their is plenty of college educated pilots who meet both CAL & DAL requirements that haven't even got a look
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