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Old 09-29-2017, 09:20 AM
 
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Hi,


I applied for a program with jet blue that takes 4-years. They also want you to front the tuition costs of 100k. I currently own my own business but have always wanted to be a pilot.

I applied for the program . They picked me and want me to move forward with a 3 hour assessment. They also want me to pay 160 for the assessment.

Has anyone else taken this assessment and can you give me an idea of what to expect?




Thank You,
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:44 AM
 
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No offense, but speaking as a 30+ year airline pilot, with the looming pilot shortage, I can't believe that anyone would even consider paying $125 large for a job.

There are far cheaper and (nowadays) potentially quicker ways into a major cockpit than that program.

You'll also gain more varied/valuable experience that you'll carry through the rest of your career.

Just my $.02.

Join Airline Pilot Central, and check out the commentary from actual JB pilots re: this program, before committing too much time, effort and cash to it.

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Old 09-29-2017, 11:24 AM
 
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It’s pretty expensive but definitely a quicker path to a major vs the cheaper way. I would take a few lessons to see if you have the natural ability to fly. I used to teach in a similar program and roughly half the students washed out before getting their private.
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Old 09-29-2017, 09:49 PM
 
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I have a friend in the program right now. It is certainly expensive, but he seems to enjoy it and the job prospects afterwards.
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Old 09-30-2017, 08:07 AM
 
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I have a friend in the program right now. It is certainly expensive, but he seems to enjoy it and the job prospects afterwards.
Do you know if he had to relocate?
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Old 09-30-2017, 08:27 AM
 
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Do you know if he had to relocate?
I'm not sure if he had to, but he did. I believe he's down in Phoenix.
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Old 09-30-2017, 11:00 AM
 
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Anyone else a little troubled that you can go from novice to A-320 right seat at Jet Blue in only 4 years?
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:00 PM
 
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I would seriously listen to Tripower.....I spent 38 years in the airline business in ops and my son is 737 Captain, the shortage of pilots is only going to increase and you can find lots of cheaper ways into the airlines right seat....my son did it as a CFiI without any military time.......worked his way up through smaller outfits but got some good night multi PIC time.......look around no need to go 100K in debt these days, that's crazy........
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:05 PM
 
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As an addendum to my post the first thing I would do is take an intro flight and see if you like it. Flying is a really different experience and most of the people who were ecstatic on the ground weren't so sure when I handed them the controls at 5,000 feet.......so by all means try it out before jumping into some program.....
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:07 PM
 
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Anyone else a little troubled that you can go from novice to A-320 right seat at Jet Blue in only 4 years?
4 years is more than enough.......
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