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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #90 on: January 07, 2015, 11:29:03 PM »
From what I understand it would be very hard for a Shomer Shabbos to get a job as an airline pilot.
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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #91 on: January 07, 2015, 11:51:54 PM »
From what I understand it would be very hard for a Shomer Shabbos to get a job as an airline pilot.
I have no personal experience but a few things to keep in mind:
The entire aviation industry is largely seniority-based. The more senior you are, the more likely you are to be able to get off on weekends, etc. You would probably be able to get off Shabbos but I would think you would get dirty looks from your colleagues.
Depending on the equipment you fly and for what airline, I have heard estimates of being away from home for up to 2 weeks out of every month. I know people do this in other situations (i.e. commuting to Israel, etc.) but I would think it's a serious strain.

I have heard of frum people being airline pilots but it's very rare and takes even more dedication than for the average Joe. And the pay is no longer so amazing.

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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #92 on: January 08, 2015, 12:26:12 AM »
I know people do this in other situations (i.e. commuting to Israel, etc.) but I would think it's a serious strain.
I think we know the same person and he actually discourages anyone from becoming an Airline Pilot.

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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #93 on: January 08, 2015, 12:26:43 AM »
I have no personal experience but a few things to keep in mind:
The entire aviation industry is largely seniority-based. The more senior you are, the more likely you are to be able to get off on weekends, etc. You would probably be able to get off Shabbos but I would think you would get dirty looks from your colleagues.
Depending on the equipment you fly and for what airline, I have heard estimates of being away from home for up to 2 weeks out of every month. I know people do this in other situations (i.e. commuting to Israel, etc.) but I would think it's a serious strain.

I have heard of frum people being airline pilots but it's very rare and takes even more dedication than for the average Joe. And the pay is no longer so amazing.

how about only flying in the states?
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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #94 on: January 08, 2015, 12:28:36 AM »
how about only flying in the states?

Everyone tries to get off on weekends states or International.

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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #95 on: January 08, 2015, 07:15:26 AM »
Exactly. It's all seniority based. Once you work your way up to the top you can basically choose whatever flights you want but when you start off you get whatever no one else wants and that includes lots of weekend and holiday flying...


ETA: Check out this favorite post of mine from the thread I linked to earlier (and the response a few posts down):

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/34/other-other-topics/ask-me-about-being-airline-pilot-flying-general-628324/index328.html#post37207591
« Last Edit: January 08, 2015, 07:33:44 AM by Achas Veachas »
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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #96 on: January 08, 2015, 06:02:03 PM »
fascinating thread!

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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #97 on: January 08, 2015, 08:05:33 PM »
From what I understand it would be very hard for a Shomer Shabbos to get a job as an airline pilot.
Yes very true. I wasn't back in those days but Bh I am today. Working for a frum company is the really the only way.

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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #98 on: January 08, 2015, 08:11:45 PM »
Yes very true. I wasn't back in those days but Bh I am today. Working for a frum company is the really the only way.
Yeah I was thinking that but somehow it didn't make it into my post. If someone got the job and the seniority and THEN became Shomer Shabbos he could manage it but starting at the bottom it probably wouldn't work.
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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #99 on: January 08, 2015, 08:12:58 PM »
Yeah I was thinking that but somehow it didn't make it into my post. If someone got the job and the seniority and THEN became Shomer Shabbos he could manage it but starting at the bottom it probably wouldn't work.
Or if he got a job before the system started being controlled by seniority.

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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #100 on: January 08, 2015, 08:27:18 PM »
Or if he got a job before the system started being controlled by seniority.
I believe it's always been that way...
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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #101 on: January 08, 2015, 08:48:29 PM »
I believe it's always been that way...
I guess I misunderstood his post then.

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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #102 on: January 22, 2015, 10:26:19 PM »
I guess it's a long shot but are there any A&P mechanics on here I could ask a few questions to?
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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #103 on: January 22, 2015, 10:40:14 PM »
I guess it's a long shot but are there any A&P mechanics on here I could ask a few questions to?
Why don't you ask and even if someone's not an A&P, they may know the answers?

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Re: Private Pilot's License
« Reply #104 on: January 23, 2015, 12:32:52 AM »
Then you'll love this one.
Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for the amount of time you will waste down that rabbit hole...

Quite the 'rabbit hole'...
good thing you made a disclaimer!!  :)