Interestingly enough, the pilots at eligible airline-hiring ages had limited career aspirations in my profession. Even Jamie was not overly eager to begin the application process. The realism of his father's career and the current state of the industry had permeated his thought process. Erin, the 27-year-old flight instructor from Park City, Utah, that gave me my seaplane recommendation ride, was considering a future in air-ambulance flying. Her boyfriend, Sean, was an RJ copilot for Skywest. He seemed undecided as to his eventual career path. Twenty-two-year-old Tony, his occasional somber expression a contrast to his actual demeanor, was almost adamant about not considering an airline career.