FutureB6Capt From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 108 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2500 times:
After talking to many people, don't you think flying and piloting would get monotonous and sort of boring (for lack of better word). I mean, same thing every day compared to management where there are new challenges day in and day out? Just your opinions, please.
IHadAPheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6028 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2408 times:
I think it would depend on the person, some people would find it far more enjoyable to fly since that might suit their skills better, while others may find their talents are in management. What matters is where your abilities and interest are. Not to mention sometimes while on the career ladder your job is what you have to do and not what you want to do.
If you like to be behind the scenes (so to speak) and be active in the decision making/planning part of the industry go for the management side, if you want to be more hands on, love to fly and are able to meet the requirements then go for the pilot gig.
You may a job that might let you do a combination of both but chances are you will not be doing it for a major carrier but if you have a love of aviation just to be flying and still have your hands on the business side might be worth the lack "prestige" that a major carrier might have
Edit... My ideal choice would be to fly, but in the real world I'd have to go with a behind the scenes position due to the fact that during an eye exam they would say "read the smallest line you can" to which my reply would be "E"
[Edited 2004-04-14 03:40:12]
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LanPeru From Peru, joined Jun 2001, 645 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2403 times:
Personally I think that management of an airline is much more "exciting" in general. Alot of the replies have been from "Junior" or non-Airline pilots which would be the more reliable source. I will admit that I fall into the "age bracket" I am talking about, but I look at aviation as a field/industry rather than just flying because I like it and get paid. Remeber that the pilots that get the 14 days off and all those nice perks are pilots that have been at the airline several years. Well, I REALLY hope I don't get bashed for this post.
Pilotman52 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2389 times:
I would like to believe that every flight has its own differences and challenges. Different weather conditions, passengers, and even emergencies. You always have to be on the tips of your feet! (or seat)