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Topic: Where Do You See The Aviation Industry In 12 Years
Username: Ag92
Posted 2008-04-06 07:58:34 and read 2899 times.

So, with all these airlines closing down and my ambition to become a pilot after doing a university degree, I thought I may as well start my main question here on Airliners.net. As in the topic, if I were to become a pilot, would it be really hard to make it through the ranks with all those low profile airlines into a mainline carrier within a sufficient time and yet still have time to fly some big jets?

When it comes to moving from a regional airline to a world class airline what criteria do they look at?
Education - Degrees? Where you did it from?
Military - Any qualifications?

I would have thought the two above are the most obvious ones, however if I don't go via the military section what are exactly the disadvantages. Also, what about a regional to cargo or mainline to cargo, would it follow approximately the same procedures.

After all this I hoped someone understood what is my main question

Topic: RE: Where Do You See The Aviation Industry In 12 Years
Username: Tdscanuck
Posted 2008-04-06 10:15:14 and read 2873 times.



Quoting Ag92 (Thread starter):
So, with all these airlines closing down and my ambition to become a pilot after doing a university degree, I thought I may as well start my main question here on Airliners.net. As in the topic, if I were to become a pilot, would it be really hard to make it through the ranks with all those low profile airlines into a mainline carrier within a sufficient time and yet still have time to fly some big jets?

Although some airlines are folding (properly) the overall demand for pilots continues to climb. It's just concentrated on fewer carriers. In the near term, it looks reasonably good.

Quoting Ag92 (Thread starter):
When it comes to moving from a regional airline to a world class airline what criteria do they look at?
Education - Degrees? Where you did it from?
Military - Any qualifications?
I would have thought the two above are the most obvious ones,

I'm not a pilot (yet) but I would have thought that they valued hours and type experience over education or military.

Tom.

Topic: RE: Where Do You See The Aviation Industry In 12 Years
Username: HAWK21M
Posted 2008-04-07 01:09:26 and read 2819 times.



Quoting Ag92 (Thread starter):
When it comes to moving from a regional airline to a world class airline what criteria do they look at

Def Number of Flying hrs on type.And advantage if they are as in command.

Out here Aviation is def booming,but I feel the demand for flying crew will be filled up in 3-4 yrs.
The worry is that there are so many individuals doing their CPL after taking bank loans who will not get jobs & will struggle to repay the banks.

regds
MEL

Topic: RE: Where Do You See The Aviation Industry In 12 Years
Username: Ex52tech
Posted 2008-04-07 13:08:15 and read 2769 times.



Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 1):
Although some airlines are folding (properly) the overall demand for pilots continues to climb. It's just concentrated on fewer carriers. In the near term, it looks reasonably good.

Tell that to the pilots that are out on layoff.

Unless we get the price of fuel down, in the next ten years there will be government subsidized airlines only.

Topic: RE: Where Do You See The Aviation Industry In 12 Years
Username: Starlionblue
Posted 2008-04-07 17:18:35 and read 2755 times.



Quoting Ex52tech (Reply 3):

Tell that to the pilots that are out on layoff.

That's a North American situation. The demand for pilots in the Far East and Middle East is still strong.

Topic: RE: Where Do You See The Aviation Industry In 12 Years
Username: Osiris30
Posted 2008-04-07 17:31:56 and read 2752 times.



Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 4):
That's a North American situation. The demand for pilots in the Far East and Middle East is still strong.

With due respect, what do you think will happen when all those pilots migrate east  Wink It's far from uncommon to have flight crews from the west operating for eastern carriers.

Topic: RE: Where Do You See The Aviation Industry In 12 Years
Username: Starlionblue
Posted 2008-04-07 22:04:47 and read 2714 times.



Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 5):
With due respect, what do you think will happen when all those pilots migrate east Wink It's far from uncommon to have flight crews from the west operating for eastern carriers.

Of course. However a lot of those pilots will not migrate for various reasons. I'm not an expert but I don't believe the situation is not as dire as some people think. There are jobs to be had today if one is willing to move.

Will this change in 12 years? Who knows.


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