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User currently offlineCt From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 14 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1303 times:

Dear Sirs,

I would greatly appreciate your help with this issue.
My goal is to become an airline pilot and fly at altitudes at or below 20 000ft.
How likely is it to find jobs flying such airplanes as the ATR, at altitudes from 10 000 to 18 000 ft?

thanks
ct

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User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4190 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

The ATR's will fly as high as 25,000.. or youll be stuck down below 10 due to weather or traffic restrictions. Generally turboprops do fly in that altitude range.. but the pay is wayyyyyy below the larger airlines, plus airlines the fly turbo props now are going more and more to jets taht fly alot higher. Just wondering.. why do you only want to fly in that altitude range?


Chicks dig winglets.
User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 740 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1195 times:



Just out of curiosity, why is it so important for you to to fly at altitudes between 10,000 and 18,000 ft MSL? I mean, it seems like an unusual restriction to put on yourself. Why not give yourself more options?



Jack @ AUS
User currently offlineCt From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

Thanks
I appreciate the responses.
I want to fly at lower altitudes because of the cosmic/solar radiation, which increases with altitude.(the lower the air density the higher the radiation).

This topic of in flight radiation is actually a very good one. (I will start this topic on the main page) I have surfed a lot and talked to people but I still don´t know what is a safe altitude. I know for sure that, long haul flights that fly near the pols are brutal.


ct


User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4190 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

Yikes dude... you get more radiation walking out to your airplane and preflighting on a sunny day or going to the beach than flying. If you really want to restrict yourself like that and believe that all airline pilots that fly up at 35,000 feet are going to develop tumors the size of Rosie O'Donnell's butt..then by all means go for it. But there just isnt enough proof out there.. and it just doesnt happen consistently enough to show causal relationship. If youve ever studied statistics youll find that they can skew results any way they want.


Chicks dig winglets.
User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 740 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1127 times:


Uuuuuhhoooookaaayyy....


I'm with XFSU. To insist on flying at altitudes below 18,000 feet because of solar radiation is like insisting on telecommuting because you might get in an argument with someone on the way to work, and they might punch you. Do you see what I'm saying here? You are stressing about stuff that is so far out of the realm of likelyhood that you sound irrational......perhaps you should consider a career as an engineer.



Jack @ AUS
User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

Wow, what do you do at the dentist when they need to get x-rays of your teeth? Also do you use a microwave or a cellular phone?

User currently offlineZiggy From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

My belief is that most windscreen on aircraft, especially the airliners are polarized. Like those expensive sunglasses that cut down on the UV rays. Still a form of radiation. But hey, with every job you do theirs a risk. Whether your a accountant driving to work or a plane driver flying at FL350.

User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3388 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

Don't expect on flying a jet at those altitudes, as they are more efficient at high altitudes. They burn a lot more fuel at low altitudes. This will cost a airline tons of money, for the extra fuel.

User currently offlineCt From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 18 hours ago) and read 1081 times:

A transantlantic flight is said to be equivalent to a chest x ray.

User currently offlineCv640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (13 years 13 hours ago) and read 1073 times:

I wouldn't worry about radiation from altitude, more likely to be a problem simply going to the airport. All those aircraft and occasionally some forget to turn off the radar plus the airports weather radar, trust me, you'd be baked long before you got in the air.

Just joking, I have heard of very little problems, I know it has been looked into but as of yet they have found nothing. If you were cruising at 60,000 then you might have a concern, but in the mid 30's, which is where most airliners fly, you'll be find. Making an issue out of nothing, get more radiation from all the mircowaves, security systems, cell phones, sun, etc... while on the ground


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