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Old 10-16-2019, 07:12 AM   #1  
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Would age be a factor in getting hired? Spirit seems like a young pilot group would they hire someone older say late 40’s or early 50’s?
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:16 AM   #2  
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We’ve hired plenty in that age range. Just flew with a recent hire that was 56. Age shouldn’t have much to do with it. We need qualified bodies and those will be harder and harder to find.
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It's a young pilot group but that has nothing to do with hiring practice. Plenty of new hires in the 40s-50s age range.
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A couple years back, my sim partner for the PC was doing his first Airbus PC at 60.
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:57 AM   #5  
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I was hired seven years ago at 52.
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I’m in my mid 30s and was in the middle of my class seniority wise (done by age).
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I've hired several over 60 pilots. Our rule of thumb...if a pilot can give us two good years, he's made up the investment we made in him for initial training/qualification.
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I've hired several over 60 pilots. Our rule of thumb...if a pilot can give us two good years, he's made up the investment we made in him for initial training/qualification.
Sad that’s the “rule of thumb”
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Old 10-16-2019, 03:13 PM   #10  
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Sad that’s the “rule of thumb”
Why? There's a financial cost to hiring and training a pilot. It doesn't make sense to hire a 64 year old who may only give you 6 months of line flying before he ages out.

Pilots have to be weighed in terms of asset/liability. If what the pilot brings in line flying is less than what it cost to train him, they're a liability. If they bring in more, they become an asset.

What is it you don't understand about that simple equation?
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