A Day in the Life of an Airline Pilot | Flying Magazine

A Day in the Life of an Airline Pilot

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"I first knew I wanted to be a pilot when my father's friend took me up in his little Cub airplane," Envoy Air first officer Jay Herring recalls of what inspired him to pursue a life and career in aviation. "Before that I'd always kind of looked up and thought, that would be a neat profession to get into."

His is a familiar story for many pilots, as he further explains his path from obtaining his private pilot's license to enrolling at ATP Flight School when he was 22. From the beginning of his training, it took Jay a little over two years to achieve first officer status at Envoy, which he chose because of their flow-through program to American airlines, as he explains in the above video.

Watch the rest for an even deeper look into the daily routine of an airline pilot.