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Feb 13, 2002
Sorry if this one's been covered before but, I'm curious if anyone out there has read this article on the US Department of Labor Website:


Just wondering what you folks in the industry think of it, it breaks down typical training, and forecasts for pilot needs in the future. It somewhat confirms what I thought, becoming a successful career pilot is a combination of hard work, a ton of money and alot of luck. Demand will most likely never outweigh supply.

On a side note:
A year ago I thought, "I wannabe a 747 capt. someday."
Seven months ago, "hmm...maybe a freight pilot?"
Today: "If I could work up to a CFI to pay for an amazing hobby, that'd be fantastic."

After reading this forum on a daily basis, I no longer have fantasies of quitting my lame-ass day job, heading to Florida and hopping into a right seat of regional jet within a year.

Thanks for your input.

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