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jetstar1

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I know this has been posted here before but from the guys on the line does one REALLY need the 4 yr degree for the Regionals??

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DG
 

pilotyip

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A college degree has nothing to do with flying an airplane, 171 of the 177 companies now hiring pilots do not make possession of a college degree a show stopper. If you want to be a pilot fly airplanes, do a degree on the side if you feel it is important to your career quest. Bobbysans would love this one
 

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Most of my friends finishing their airline careers did not have college degrees. Braniff turned me down 30 years ago because I didn't have the degree, thank God, but being retired from American worked out a lot better. Braniff said being an FE on a 727 required a college degree because of it's complexity. I told them I had a 727 FE rating but it didn't help. When I was a captain on the 727 we called it the dinosour. They never did let me be anything but a captain on it. I always preferred window seats anyway.
 

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Get it while you can. It is like I told my son, I do the exact same thing an AA guy does, more than likely a lot more, and I get paid half of what he does. Get the degree.
 

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Get it. What can it hurt? Almost everyone has a BS these days. College is easy, all you have to do is half way study and go to class.
 

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jetstar1 said:
I know this has been posted here before but from the guys on the line does one REALLY need the 4 yr degree for the Regionals??

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DG
Of course you can succeed without one BUT, just make it easier on yourself and get one. These days it is a pretty basic educational builing block. Why would you limit yourself by NOT getting one? Today you may want a Regional career, but that could change in 5-10 yrs. Just do it and press on.:)
 
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