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Curious if you all can help me out. I'm sure this has been discussed before, so please bear with me...
I'm considering a career change. I'm a 25 year old, college-educated (degree in Cognitive Science from Northwestern University), working shlub. I hold a Private SEL w/Glider add-on and am thinking it's time to ditch my desk job and pursue a career with the airlines.
1. Am I being stupid? I don't like my desk job although I make pretty great money. I've always loved flying, but I'm worried that the airlines are going through such upheaval right now that any job even remotely related to flying is pretty much a dumb idea.
2. Do the "flight academies" really work? Is that how most people get into flying the heavies? What is the typical career path for someone who goes from SEL rating to PIC of a 777 on the New York-Tokyo route? I'm in Los Angeles; is there a good flight training program out here? It seems like everything is in Florida, except for me...
Thanks for the thoughts, will check back regularly to see what is the consensus.
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