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Old 8th Mar 2019, 10:32
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Stan Woolley
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: UK
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Originally Posted by Mach E Avelli View Post
The OP is asking what would be the best career move, not what would be the most fun.
King Air flying can be fun, and even quite satisfying. But it is a 50 year old design and it is all too easy to end up locked into that type of operation.
Usually salary is at least partly proportional to the revenue generated by the equipment.
Hence, for career, go A320 FO, build seniority, get command.
Approaching retirement is time enough to seek out the fun jobs.
These days I think it’s worth asking the following question.
Will I be able to sustain my health throughout an airline career?
My experience is that this is a serious question which must be asked. For me I think the passion slowly started dying when I started flying for airlines, I know others who manage to separate the bad side from the good, more power to them, unfortunately I couldn’t. Too many others I know have paid a dear price flying ‘the shiny jets’.
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