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Old 07-24-2016, 02:12 PM   #11  
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Yea there's always a negative as you can see, but do u think that idea is good? ^^ the one i mentioned earlier
How old are you?
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17, heading 18 in May and aiming to be all set on a right seat of a regional straight when I finish college.

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Yea there's always a negative as you can see, but do u think that idea is good? ^^ the one i mentioned earlier
Specifically which idea?
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Specifically which idea?
The 6 month atp
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If you have a cheap degree, and do that immediately after college, then yes, no problem. If you have an expensive degree with lots of debt, then that is bad because it limits your options. Getting the licenses you need will be between $50-80k depending on where and how. You don't want to pile that on top of college debt too.
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The sooner you get your licenses and ratings the sooner you can start getting paid to fly. Instead of getting 100-250 hrs a year learning you'll suddenly be logging 500-1000 hrs a year. Spend the money to ACCELERATE your career. If you spend $50,000 in one year it might gain you an additional year at the end of your career. That's worth $200,000 to $400,000 as well as more money every year when you're at a major airline since you might be hired several months, or years, sooner.

Sometimes debt makes sense.
This is the worst advice ever.
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All this is why being a pro pilot is mainly for rich kids. The only a way a poor kid can make it is with extreme focus and/or some good luck. You can work your way through the ratings for half the cost of a flight school. That way you can stop and walk away without regret/debt if it doesn't work out.
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"This is the worst advice ever."

Don't leave us hanging. Why is it the worst advice ever?
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All this is why being a pro pilot is mainly for rich kids. The only a way a poor kid can make it is with extreme focus and/or some good luck. You can work your way through the ratings for half the cost of a flight school. That way you can stop and walk away without regret/debt if it doesn't work out.
They take poor kids in the Air Force Academy.
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All this is why being a pro pilot is mainly for rich kids. The only a way a poor kid can make it is with extreme focus and/or some good luck. You can work your way through the ratings for half the cost of a flight school. That way you can stop and walk away without regret/debt if it doesn't work out.
Unless you're rich or have rich family, or are in the military, it is pretty impossible for most people to get to an ATP cert without going in to debt. That is unless you want to take 10 years doing it.
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