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Is It Too Late To Be A Pilot?

Mon Aug 20, 2001 11:54 pm

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?

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RE: Is It Too Late To Be A Pilot?

Tue Aug 21, 2001 12:05 am

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.
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RE: Is It Too Late To Be A Pilot?

Tue Aug 21, 2001 1:58 am

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,


RE: Is It Too Late To Be A Pilot?

Tue Aug 21, 2001 2:34 am

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.

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RE: Is It Too Late To Be A Pilot?

Tue Aug 21, 2001 2:39 am

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.
Bring back the Concorde

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