Is this a good reason to give up on becoming an airline pilot?

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  • Is this a good reason to give up on becoming an airline pilot?


Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 19:38
Finally... a kid with above average IQ...! Compared to the dozen of daily idiots with "l want to be an airline pilot"
Positive: 71.428571428571 %
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 18:55
Whatever profession you choose you'll have to start at the bottom and it takes a good 5-10 years for it to start paying off. You should definitely keep a day job to pay for flight training. The good thing about starting in your 20s is you have the power of the youth whereas starting later you might run into health issues and pose problematic with the medical exams. And you don't want to look back when your 30 and be competing with 20year olds. But airlines do look for a degree even though a 17 yr old can technically have a private license. Still go for it. Paying as you go may drag but at least it's not adding more to you debts.
Positive: 60 %
Answer #3 | 25/12 2013 03:37
You would not be happy if you continue to pursue flying. You are getting a degree and that's a good thing. You should network with as many people as possible....right now.....and find out what would be a better path to follow. Then later if you have a burning desire to fly again, then fly your own private aircraft. If you like your lifestyle in Canada then don't leave Canada. The USA isn't so great any more. The corporations have sold us out and they have DESTROYED the US economy. The corporate elites have sold out to globalization and things will only get worse from here on out. If you can make a decent living where you're at in Canada, then stay where you are at.
Positive: 50 %
Answer #4 | 23/12 2013 17:12
Positive: 50 %
Answer #5 | 23/12 2013 21:51
I don't know what would be a correct career path in your case I'me sure there is a job as a cargo pilot in the Middle East Caribbean or Africa that would hire a person like you but life will be a "Horror story" in that case but it would give you a chance to build up your hours and give you an advantage when applying for a job as an airline pilot. Or you can join the Canadian air force work really hard and possibly get selected as a pilot. P.S you have to start on small Cessna aircraft before you can move to large aircraft.
Positive: 40 %

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