HF 2: Climbing The Ladder

In this week's pilot podcast we talk about the career of a commercial airline pilot. From the day you get your pilot certificate, continuing through your training, to working at a regional and major airline. Topics include:

  • Who Pays to Train Pilots?
  • Hole found in plane
  • Getting your hours
  • Landing your first job
  • Moving on to a regional airline
  • Hiring at a major carrier
  • Moving up the seniority list to better flying

If you're a pilot and would like to join us on a future episode, please email us at [email protected]

Thanks for listening!

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the personal opinions of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

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Steve Watson August 26, 2011 at 05:58 pm

I just finished listening to your second podcast and I really think you guys have got something here! I'm a private pilot with only 110 hrs working on my instrument rating and was fascinated by Steve's story about how he got to where he is. I'm currently in corporate America doing very well for myself, but I keep thinking about flying for a living. With a family, I really can't afford to go back to eating Ramen noodles again. It's nice to see someone take the plunge into flying as a second career and really make it work. Maybe I'll go for that commercial and multi rating after instrument. Looking forward to listening to the rest of the podcasts! Cheers!