Stereotypes about Airline Pilots
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
A stereotype about airline pilots persists -- that they are male, trained by the military,are trim and fit,have perfect vision, and are excellent at mathematics. Then there's the myth that all pilots are paid like senior superjumbo jet captains for major airlines. Maybe 50 years some of this had some small bit of accuracy to it, but not today. Women and minorities are in all positions in aviation now, including as captains for major airlines, charter operations and corporate fleets. Approximately one-half of the current pilots never flew in the military, and as long as your vision is correctable to 20/20, a pilot can wear glasses or contact lenses. You don't have to be perfectly trim in build, but you do have to be fit enough to pass your recurring flight medical exams. And regarding pay, it's important to be realistic, the majority of pilots don't make the same salaries as senior captains at major airlines who have 10 or 15 years experience. Some pilots for small airlines don't make much money, especially when they first start out. Most salaries are in between. However, it is truly wonderful to get paid for flying, if flying is your passion. You are respected as a professional pilot, and you wear the uniform of an important organization, your airline. You have responsibility for the lives of many people, and they rely on you. Not only do you travel all the time to various cities and countries in your job, but you have the opportunity for you AND your family to fly free whenever you want. You will work about one-half the month. And you will typically receive a good retirement at age 65,after working for your airline for many years. Sound like a great career to you? We think so also. How can you get involved? Of course you must first be trained. Phoenix East Aviation is your best start for all the training you need. Contact us today. WWW.pea.com.
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