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Being A Commercial Pilot Help...?

Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:51 pm

Hi guys.. Im 18 years old at the moment and I plan to study some type of engineering at a University in chile.. When I finish college I would love to start my path on becoming a commercial pilot. My career lasts 6 years in chile for a professional degree.. I will be around 24-25 years old when I finish. Then I want to play my cards and start training for my commercial pilot license.. Do you guys think I still have a chance at that age?? Hopefully I can start by getting my private pilot license before I graduate and be a step ahead. I think i will definitely take my courses in the US since its better overthere but much more costly.. Oh well but it will pay-off in the long run.. Give me your opinions please...
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RE: Being A Commercial Pilot Help...?

Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:59 am

25 definitely isn't too old. At my airline we have a lot of guys between the ages of 25-35 who just finished school. Things move really quickly once you get that first job in the industry.
Have you ever thought about doing your training in Canada?
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RE: Being A Commercial Pilot Help...?

Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:09 am

I think you'll get more responses in the Civil Aviation or Tech/Ops forums. The Hobby forum is frequented by useless wannabees like me.  Smile
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RE: Being A Commercial Pilot Help...?

Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:19 am

25...heck no! You'll be just fine. You might even be able to avoid the remarks from some passengers asking if you are old enough to fly the plane (ha ha ha, it wasn't funny two years ago  Wink ).

Get the engineering degree and then move on to flying if that's what you still want to do. Nothing says you can't work on the certificates while you are still in school!

Enjoy university and have some fun!

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