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Commercial Pilot Career
« on: January 11, 2018, 04:19:01 PM »
What would you say are the pros and cons of being a pursuing a Commercial Pilot Career. Both in general and as a Frum Jew??

Any input would be greatly appreciated...

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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 04:23:41 PM »
I know a frum pilot that was supposed to fly into the twin towers and didnít take that flight because...
He tries to be home for shabbos (doing round trips during the week)



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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 04:26:12 PM »
I just never heard of or bumped into a Frum airline pilot.... Wondering if there's any reason....

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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 04:36:14 PM »
Wondering if there's any reason....
To bump into one?
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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 04:43:55 PM »
I just never heard of or bumped into a Frum airline pilot.... Wondering if there's any reason....
There aren't that many. It's a difficult ( but not impossible) field for frum person to break into. Shabbos, YT, etc. Many other difficult careers you can leave right before shabbos (not that i recommend it) as pilot it takes considerably more planning to avoid. Also, there are other concerns

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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 04:50:46 PM »
Which other concerns?

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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 04:53:08 PM »
There is a UA frum sefardic pilot. He flies TPAC routes.

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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 04:55:06 PM »
I know a frum pilot that was supposed to fly into the twin towers and didnít take that flight because...
He tries to be home for shabbos (doing round trips during the week)
I didnít make this up


There is a UA frum sefardic pilot. He flies TPAC routes.
Sounds like we talking about the same guy
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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 07:34:18 PM »
I know a frum pilot that was supposed to fly into the twin towers and didnít take that flight because...
He tries to be home for shabbos (doing round trips during the week)



Whatís your question, what kind of information are you looking for?
I'm pretty sure that is not what he was supposed to do....

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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 09:36:27 PM »
What would you say are the pros and cons of being a pursuing a Commercial Pilot Career. Both in general and as a Frum Jew??

Any input would be greatly appreciated...
1) I would say it's pretty hard to raise a family when your away so often.

2) the fact that your not living in specific location and community has its set of issue for a frum person.

I'm not familiar with the amount of trips commercial pilots fly domestically or internationally.

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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 10:40:52 PM »
I know a frum pilot. It was extremely hard in the beginning since new pilots are give only weekend and holiday flights. He had to work air traffic control for years before being able to create his own schedule.

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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 10:55:11 PM »
I know a frum pilot. It was extremely hard in the beginning since new pilots are give only weekend and holiday flights. He had to work air traffic control for years before being able to create his own schedule.
What does ATC have to do with a commercial pilot carrier?

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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 11:10:33 PM »
I think there is also a legitimate concern of yichud if you are assigned a female colleague in the cockpit.

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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2018, 11:12:56 PM »
I think there is also a legitimate concern of yichud if you are assigned a female colleague in the cockpit.
So close to shamayim one can rely on hashem as the third person

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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2018, 11:21:38 PM »
So close to shamayim one can rely on hashem as the third person
And Torah lo b'shamayim hi.........