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Aspiring Pilot-- Looking for tips or guidance or any insight.

Apr 4, 2020
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Hello! My name is Andy. I am an aspiring pilot in Arizona looking to make a career change. I have recently applied to both American Airlines and Southwest's cadet programs and I am open to looking into private pilot training schools as well. I am really just looking to speak to any current or former American and Southwest pilots or other employees or pilots from other airlines who can give me any guidance, tips, insight, pros, cons, challenges of the job, perks of the job, etc. I would take any knowledge or wisdom that I could learn from you if you are willing. Thank you so much :) you can contact me on here or my email is anderw.mcclellan24@gmail.com if you'd like to reach out.




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Jul 15, 2003
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pay to play isn't exactly looked on favorably by pilots.

You are better off using the money getting a college degree and getting your ratings under party 61. The current down turn proves, if it stay down you could have flushed all that money if the hiring music stops...