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Is It Too Late To Be A Pilot?  
User currently offlineNikos From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

Hi!
I am 28 years old and I was wondering if it is too late to be a pilot now. I am wondwring if it is worth it or not.
Ii was always my dream but I did not have the money.
Now that I have managed the financial part I am wondering if it is too late or not.
I thinking to go to a flight school in America but will I find a job there?

thanks
nikos

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User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

It's never too late. Just as long as you are prepared to start out at the bottom and be taking orders from people younger than you. 5 years from now will be prime time for pilot hirings at major airlines. All the war vets are starting to retire apparently.

User currently offlineBuff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Couldn't agree more with AC_A340. Some of us didn't commit to this business until late twenties or mid-thirties.

And THAT was when times were tough...

Good luck with your decision!

Best Regards,

Buff


User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

For what it's worth, I didn't make my commitment to a career in aviation until I was 26. If you do it be prepared to struggle for a few years. There are precious few people who are lucky enough to avoid having to pay their dues. Don't do it on a lark or a whim - you will probably not make it because you will be in competition with those who are extremely dedicated . Good luck.

Jetguy


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39898 posts, RR: 74
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

Hey Nikos I am on the same page as you.
I am also 28 and will be going up for the first time as a student next week.

I just need to work on the $$$$$ part of it.



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