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Old 07-25-2011, 10:27 PM
 
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Jetcareers forums register and ask in the appropriate section, you'll get a lot of different answers and lots of good reading material on the site as well. Just get a degree in something useful, and fly on the side or after college.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Was one of the coolest experiences I've ever had. I have always loved flying as a passenger, and have never been bored looking out the window, but flying is a feeling of its own. It was my first flight and I did the takeoff on my own (minus the pedals).

Just wondering from anyone else who has flown, does it ever get old? I think this would be an amazing job.
Congrats, burgler, may you have many more wonderful flights!
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:46 PM
 
Location: London
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Congrats!!
My dad loves airplanes and wanted to be a pilot, but way back when they wouldn't let him take the classes because he wore glasses. I keep telling him that he should take lessons!
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:58 AM
 
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Congratulations.

My younger son took lessons for awhile, and I went along the first time.
I have to admit I was scared to death the entire time, but it certainly was exhilarating flying over the Rockies.

I stayed on the ground the day they practiced stalls.
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Was one of the coolest experiences I've ever had. I have always loved flying as a passenger, and have never been bored looking out the window, but flying is a feeling of its own. It was my first flight and I did the takeoff on my own (minus the pedals).

Just wondering from anyone else who has flown, does it ever get old? I think this would be an amazing job.

Private pilot here with an Instrument rating and 450 hrs. It never gets old, except for flying solo or with another pilot when its VFR weather.

Other than that no it doesn't get old. I'm one of the few pilot who enjoys IFR weather (less than 1000' ceilings) more than a clear day.
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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I would probably go back to college for aviation. Like I said, this has been an interest of mine all my life, and I have been looking into it for about a year now. I just finally took my first flight and absolutely loved it, i'm just kicking myself now for not doing this before I chose a bunch of other majors I had no interest in. I don't know a TON about the academic process though, I have seen a lot of differing information, sites have said its not very standardized. What is the best route to take or that I should start looking up more?
Burgler, you should have mentioned something a year ago when I was still in Miami. I would have taken you up in my plane. I've been flying for fun (private pilot) for about 17 years and it never gets old.

What plane did you fly in? 152? 172? Which airport are you flying out of? I mostly flew out of Tamiami and sometimes Homestead.
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Jetcareers forums register and ask in the appropriate section, you'll get a lot of different answers and lots of good reading material on the site as well. Just get a degree in something useful, and fly on the side or after college.
Second that! When I was thinking about becoming a pilot one day I spent hours a day on that site. This is where you want to ask these questions!
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