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Want to become an Airline Pilot?

It’s often said that being an airline pilot can be one of the best jobs in the world. High salaries, a jet-set lifestyle and a low workload are what the job is notoriously synonymous with. But do these rumours hold truth? Firstly we’ll look at return on investment. having self funded flight school, what will a pilot get in return. This is a very wide subject because of the variations of flying jobs a pilot can end up in from air taxi, crop dusting and parachute dropping through to taking the right seat of an airliner. For the benefit of this article we’re going to focus on airlines only. Income Typical first jobs would be as a first officer on a short haul or regional aircraft. A starting salary around £25000 would be a good approximation of the low end of the financial scale. This sort of salary we could expect if you were in your 1st year flying something like a Dash 8, ATR or Jetstream. Pilots we know flying these aircraft have a lot of fun, building a lot of hands on ...

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Want to become an Airline Pilot?

It’s often said that being an airline pilot can be one of the best jobs in the world. High salaries, a jet-set lifestyle and a low workload are what the job is notoriously synonymous with. But do these rumours hold truth? Firstly we’ll look at return on investment. having self funded flight school, what will a pilot get in return. This is a very wide subject because of the variations of flying jobs a pilot can end up in from air taxi, crop dusting and parachute dropping through to taking ...
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