Whats a very good airline for me to sign up for for me turning out to be a 747 captain pilot in Florida?

Question by it: Whats a good airline for me to be part of for me becoming a 747 captain pilot in Florida?
I am planning to graduate with a full scholarship,
and honors award ( if that is what you contact it).
I get genuine high grades and do plenty of college function.
What airline pays very good funds near Tampa Florida?
Will I make funds throughout education, or will I have to get a second short term
task to pay the expenditures essential for college and flight university?
How long do I go to university just before beginning to fly the easy planes for my initial instruction lessons?

Thanks for all your solutions. :)

Best answer:

Answer by Tim
Con Air.

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6 Comments to "Whats a very good airline for me to sign up for for me turning out to be a 747 captain pilot in Florida?"

  1. skipper747's Gravatar skipper747
    February 15, 2012 - 3:32 pm | Permalink

    There are no 747 based in Florida –
    Your training will take 2 years beyond your college degree –
    Degree is 4 years – then pilot training CPL and I/R + MEL is 2 years –

    So at that time you will be 22 to 24 of age –
    You might then get a first officer position with a regional airline –
    Such as flying an Embraer Brasilia –
    You see, regional airlines do not have… 747 airplanes, nor A380 –

    Your pilot training, licences will be some $ 40,000 –
    For college education – I do not know – maybe $ 15,000 tuition/year –
    Do not forget you need to eat too, and a bed during that time –

    To make money during training = flip burgers at McDonald’s –

    Please note – For first captain job will be Cessna 152 –
    And if you are lucky and dual qualified, on a Cessna 172-Heavy too –
    For the 747, will be by year 2040, if the 747 still fly then –

  2. Erik T's Gravatar Erik T
    February 15, 2012 - 3:54 pm | Permalink

    If you want be an airline pilot, you’ll need to face some cold, hard, facts.

    1. Forget about being hired by any airline until you have logged 1500 hours of flight time. You’ll graduate from your flight training, wherever you take it, with about 90-150 hours. Where are you going to get those extra hours? Oh, and you can’t make a penny flying unless you have a commercial pilot rating. Catch 22. Start thinking small: Dragging a banner from a Piper cub up and down the beach for $ 10 per hour.

    2. Forget about good money for your first 15 years or so of commercial flying. Only the most senior airline pilots make good money. The rest of us just barely get by. Some pilots have second jobs! A first officer for a regional airline flying something small like a Brasilia makes about $ 30K per year before taxes. That’s not enough to live on, so I hope you can stay with your parents.

    3. Forget about picking your place to live. If you want to fly, you have to go where the job is. That could mean Fairbanks, Alaska; Hilo, Hawaii; Pigsknuckle, Arkansas; or anywhere in between. You might even take a job in some faraway foreign country.

    4. You will need a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university to be hired by an airline. I hope you get that scholarship because school is expensive. And don’t bother with an “Aviation” degree from an Aviation college. Those aren’t worth much. Get a real degree in something like business or computer science. The airlines don’t care.

    It’s good that you have good grades and sound determined, but the hard reality is aviation as a career is very tough to break into. All civilian pilots are up against thousands of military pilots who have gotten out of the service with thousands of hours flying the most advanced aircraft. These days, most have flown in combat. The airlines love military pilots and their experience. Have you thought about trying to fly in the military? It’s not easy, but if your grades are that good… Could you pass the physical and the fitness test?

    So think about how you’ll earn all those flight hours. To be competitive, you’ll need close to 2000 hours before the airlines will look at you. Plus, you’ll need all your ratings up through Airline Transport Pilot. (You need 1500 hours just to earn that rating.) You’ve got a tough road ahead and you should be realistic.

    I do wish you good luck.

  3. Zaphod_Beeblebrox's Gravatar Zaphod_Beeblebrox
    February 15, 2012 - 4:07 pm | Permalink

    By the time you would have the qualifications to be a 747 captain (30+ years from now) there probably won’t be any left flying. Guessing that you’re approaching 18 now, you won’t be major airline material until you’re nearly 35 and you very likely won’t make the left seatuntil you’re at least 50. That’s a fact. While you may have the smarts to be graduating with a full scholarship you obviously know nothing about the airline business.

  4. Sean's Gravatar Sean
    February 15, 2012 - 5:05 pm | Permalink

    In the US things are different, it takes years to become a pilot for a major airline. Here in Europe cadets can easily join a major airline, Ive seen some first officers of a 747 at the age of 23! And in the US everything is completely different

  5. Warbird Pilot's Gravatar Warbird Pilot
    February 15, 2012 - 5:31 pm | Permalink

    You don’t get scholarships to high school and since you’re asking about college that part of your question doesn’t make sense. You’ve asked about five questions thinking you will walk in to an airline and the left seat of a 747 at the same time. Now you want to do it in Tampa.

    Go back to Mom’s basement and play some more FS.

  6. Larry's Gravatar Larry
    February 15, 2012 - 6:06 pm | Permalink

    you will never get anywhere in life so just quit. and btw con air is the best choice. youll have to go to school for 20000000000000000000000000 million years.

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