In other words they actually had to apply their flying skills?Spooky 1 said:I know guys who were Captain at TWA and CAL at age 23 and 24 respectively. Both were on the B707, no funky little AirBus.
No question about it, if you want some serious flying and responsibility early in life, the military is the place to try your hand. Nothing against anyone with civilian time only. it just comes quicker in the service of your country. I have a friend that was flying F8s in Vietnam at the age of 21, later started at Pan Am at 26, flying Capt. on the B747 at 37, when flying for Pan Am was the best thing going.USAFftrplt said:I dont see the big deal about it...have plenty of friends in the AF that are flying C-17s C-5s etc that are 24,25 years old. Have another friend that flies Block 52 Vipers for the SC ANG and he is only 21 right now (was 19 going starting UPT)!
You are right..also during the 80s PeopleXpress had a 26 year old female capt I remember reading
uhmmm... no. It's not PFT.landlover said:I think this guy PFt'd. Read article, "self sponsered"= PFT as it was explained to me by a Norweigen that went to Oxford.
Flightjock30 said:Wow! I thought you had to have a 4 year degree before being able to fly in the military which would put you at a minimum at age 21 or 22. I assume they went to the USAF Academy? Or have things changed?