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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2018, 01:53:56 AM »
I know two frum pilots one has seniority as a captain with DL flying 717's and he is able to work around Shabos and Yom Tov easily because of his seniority , the other one is in his very early 20's went through the crown heightes Lubavitch system, just starting out  with Endevour flying DL CRJ's.

Right now is a very good time to become a commercial pilot, as there is allot of hirings and not many pilots want to fly on xmas, new years and sundays, etc

Also see here Meet the Jewish British Airways Pilot Celebrating 85 Years of Flights to Israel

https://youtu.be/eY7z3r8hfQg
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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2018, 01:54:39 AM »
I think there is also a legitimate concern of yichud if you are assigned a female colleague in the cockpit.
Blackbox doesn't help??  :P

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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2018, 04:46:46 AM »
It is not an easy or a stable career, lots of problems down the road once you are married or have a family. I was an airline pilot for 2 major US airlines that do not exist today , right now the airlines are doing good , when the economy goes bad, they start laying off pilots left and right, and they go out of business , remember Braniff, Eastern, Pan Am , TWA and I can name another 20 or 30 easily.
Plus if you develop any medical issues your career is over . Also flying for commuter airlines pays very little, just like working at a minimum pay job, and very few from there make it to the majors. The majors prefer to hire pilots from the air force, navy etc , not pilots flying Cessna 172.
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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2018, 05:29:20 AM »
I know one in London who is now a pilot for BA. Used to work for Virgin, but moved accross a number of years ago. He was actually a madrich of mine in Bnei Akiva a number of years ago, now Shomrei Shabbat in London.
Enjoys doing Tel Aviv route as  can see friends and family in Israel. I was on one of his flights and the pax were very surprised to have pilot's welcome in Hebrew!

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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2018, 06:04:00 AM »
There was a from pilot living in St Louis who was with TWA then AA

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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2018, 06:46:16 AM »
It is not an easy or a stable career, lots of problems down the road once you are married or have a family. I was an airline pilot for 2 major US airlines that do not exist today , right now the airlines are doing good , when the economy goes bad, they start laying off pilots left and right, and they go out of business , remember Braniff, Eastern, Pan Am , TWA and I can name another 20 or 30 easily.
Plus if you develop any medical issues your career is over . Also flying for commuter airlines pays very little, just like working at a minimum pay job, and very few from there make it to the majors. The majors prefer to hire pilots from the air force, navy etc , not pilots flying Cessna 172.

Great to have an in-house pilot, now we can start our own thread like this one - http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=12749.0 :)

Which 2 airlines did you fly for and which aircraft?

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Re: Commercial Pilot Career
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2018, 10:40:07 AM »