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Odds of Hanging On

Keep your nose clean (literally) and you can live (literally) to fly another day (or decade). Pilots carry a big commitment to get into the gig in the first place so it is understandably hard to get them…out. And the business of being a flight instructor is a vastly different culture than that of the people who actually work at airlines (i.e., highly unionized/focus is on getting away with as little work or service as possible, etc.).

Pilots are a brotherhood (and sisterhood, although 85% of pilots are men). Skill matters. Respect matters. It's not cool to be a hot dog risk-taker. In this gig you wanna be Ice, not Mav.

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