Originally Posted by Lumbergh
Kind of old to really hit it as an airline pilot, as seniority is everything, and that is hand in hand with age.
However, there will be tremendous opportunity for pilot jobs in the coming decade. Huge retirement numbers and maybe even some growth.
Time off, there is ample opportunity for more than average time off in the flying career. Not hard to have 15 days off per month.
Problem is working your way up .... Have to start at the bottom for hardly anything and work your way up ... It's purely seniority based. Since I fly a ton, and am on a flight right now, I would really love having the guy in the left seat to be there because of his expertise, not just seniority (yes I understand fully all the work/certification it takes to become a captain) ... Just one mans opinion