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Old 06-01-2006, 09:44 PM   #1  
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Sounds kind of crazy, but years ago Flying was a very profitable job. Remember the Cadillac a year theory? The theory is, as an airline pilot you should make enough to buy a new Cadillac each year. How much is a 2006 Cadillac?

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Old 06-02-2006, 05:01 AM   #2  
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I grew up in a Pan Am Family...Also new Eastern and National guys too...They made good money, but it was their time off were they made the real bucks...And it was more like a new airplane every year instead of a car...lol...I'll say it again...You will not get rich working for someone else...Cheers
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He is right. You will never get rich working for someone else. Especially as a pilot.

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Old 06-02-2006, 10:22 AM   #4  
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Rich Pilot?

Sounds kind of crazy, but years ago Flying was a very profitable job. Remember the Cadillac a year theory? The theory is, as an airline pilot you should make enough to buy a new Cadillac each year. How much is a 2006 Cadillac?

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It was never a Cadillac a year. It was a Cadillac a month. Delta guys just about had it a few years ago. A 777 capt could make $30,000/mo. That is just about what an (entry level) Cadi costs. Will we ever see those days again? Ah, that qestion has been asked and answered many times before on the pages of this forum. No need to repy SkyHigh.
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:50 AM   #5  
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Yes...You will see 30K+ a year but not in the PAX flying world. The money and benefits will be in the cargo arena.

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I grew up in a Pan Am Family...Also new Eastern and National guys too...They made good money, but it was their time off were they made the real bucks...And it was more like a new airplane every year instead of a car...lol...I'll say it again...You will not get rich working for someone else...Cheers

Now a days the nicest airplanes at the airport are owned by business owners and IT guys. In the earlier days most GA planes were owned by pilots and doctors. I agree work for fun!
 
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Rich Pilot.... what an oxymoron nowadays!!
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Old 08-14-2006, 08:42 PM   #8  
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Yes...You will see 30K+ a year but not in the PAX flying world. The money and benefits will be in the cargo arena.

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Uh....that was 30K a MONTH!
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Old 08-16-2006, 01:34 PM   #9  
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I have figure I'll probably never get rich flying but, if I can figure out how to make money elsewhere I'll be alright.
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I have figure I'll probably never get rich flying but, if I can figure out how to make money elsewhere I'll be alright.
And that is the tricky part. It is easier to learn how to spend less.

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