deuce bigalow Posted April 24, 2009 Report Share Posted April 24, 2009 Now, do you have any advice? Please be honest. I have been fed stats like, "You can expect to be on a month on month off schedule". How do you find the schedules? Note that I am a flight virgin. How do you bend your minds around the cost of tuition (especially in this social climate)? We have already saved the tuition. What can I expect? Any advice will be helpful. I have been researching these various subjects endlessly and have found it difficult to find truthful/objective answers. Thank you so much. I hope you all have a great summer. Cheers, Cool Hand Luke Hi Luke, My advice. Stay a Nurse. Not going to listen to that are you? So here's the rest. 1. The tuition even though is seems like a rude amount is not that much more than you would pay in University tuition to get many types of degree. In a way its less because you are potentially out of the workplace for a shorter time. 2. It will most likely be quite awhile before you get any sort of equal time tours. Like years. Some people never achieve it. Expect something more along the line of 6 weeks on and 1 to 2 off in the summer. Alot more in the winter of course which is how it balances out in the long run. 3. Most operators will gear their pay scale to be on only when you are in the field. Don't expect to get paid much when you are at home. After 35 years I get paid lots when I'm at work and zero when I'm at home. 4. You don't build hours (which is the point of everything for the first few years.) when you are not at work. 5. Make absolutely sure your wife understands what life will be like with you gone a lot of the time. Kids? Lotsa work by your self. Get her to talk to some partners of pilots to get a feel for it. 6. Be prepared to relocate for jobs for the first few years. After awhile you will be valuable enough that operators will pay to fly you back and forth to work. 7. Follow your dream. Life's too short to wonder "what if?????" Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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