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Old 02-06-2006, 09:21 PM   #1  
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Talking Flying Carrer How To Be In It Just For The Money

A Story I herd from another airline pilot

You bust you ass at flight school, to learn to fly, so did another guy you were tranning with, he have a High School Diploma You have a BS, you both get hired by the same company, but get paid the same wages, even though you had your private pilot licence and a few hours added before you train to become and airline pilot.

Is it possible to be in it just for the money like some Doctors, now I know doctors are different from pilots because they get pay more to start and they rank#1 as the higest paying carrer job in the usa.

Just want to know since being a Pilot is in the top 10 of the higest paying jobs in America and the top 5 of the most dangerous jobs, and most people like myself love to fly and want to make a carrer out of it, how is it possible for people who are going to make a carrer from flying to be in it just for the money. Thousands of Flight Hours, Master Degree, Connection
 
Old 02-06-2006, 11:48 PM   #2  
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Old 02-10-2006, 12:34 PM   #3  
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Just want to know since being a Pilot is in the top 10 of the higest paying jobs in America and the top 5 of the most dangerous jobs.
Sorry but I disagree with the top 5 most dangerous. Any pilot knows the most dangerous part of going flying is the drive to the airport. Therefore any job which you have to drive to/from or for, would inherently be more dangerous than being a pilot.
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Sorry but I disagree with the top 5 most dangerous. Any pilot knows the most dangerous part of going flying is the drive to the airport. Therefore any job which you have to drive to/from or for, would inherently be more dangerous than being a pilot.

You just havent been around long enough. Just wait and you will start to loose friends. Of course the airlines are very safe and boring too.

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Old 02-10-2006, 05:58 PM   #5  
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A Story I herd from another airline pilot

You bust you ass at flight school, to learn to fly, so did another guy you were tranning with, he have a High School Diploma You have a BS, you both get hired by the same company, but get paid the same wages, even though you had your private pilot licence and a few hours added before you train to become and airline pilot.

Is it possible to be in it just for the money like some Doctors, now I know doctors are different from pilots because they get pay more to start and they rank#1 as the higest paying carrer job in the usa.

Just want to know since being a Pilot is in the top 10 of the higest paying jobs in America and the top 5 of the most dangerous jobs, and most people like myself love to fly and want to make a carrer out of it, how is it possible for people who are going to make a carrer from flying to be in it just for the money. Thousands of Flight Hours, Master Degree, Connection
To say that pilots are the higest paid is like saying that Actors are highly paid. A few are doing well but the vast majority are starving. Stay away if you are in it for the money.

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Old 02-11-2006, 06:42 AM   #6  
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Welcome to the forum. My post is not a personal attack, so please don't take it that way. You need to proof read your posts before you click the button. I haf herd tyme ondersteding wat yo meeen.

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the top 5 of the most dangerous jobs
That statistic is true if you include flying such as crop dusting, pipeline patrol, flight instructing, etc. It falls apart when you look at Part 121 operations. I've been in this business for 28 years and haven't lost a friend or aquaintance to a Part 121 accident. However, I've lost quite a few buds to small aircraft accidents/crashes.
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