advice needed.?

ok. so i want to be a pilot. its the greatest feeling in the world! if you know the Blue Angels, there are in San Francisco right now and i was watching them today and just the sound of them flying makes me jump up and down happy and screaming. it gives me the butterflies. =D and i absolutely love it.

well actually, i just wanna fly. its the greatest feeling but i'm beeing torn between chosing what i want and what makes my family (father mainly) happy.

At first i wanted to be a pilot, or even maybe a stewardess. as long as i'm flying. its my passion and i know it will make me happy. but my dad wants me to do something that makes big money and is safe. i.e. medical feild, real estate, business, etc.

so i just want to if there are any nurses that tag along with the commercial airlines. anything like that.

Update:

also what ive been thinking is that if i get married one day and have kids, hows that gonna work out? you know, if i'm a pilot. i wouldnt wanna leave my kids in another persons care. i want them to have a mother who's always there.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I am a professional pilot and the fact is, being a pilot is something that requires a lot of time away from home, dedication, and certain hardships. For me, however, I do love being a pilot. There are many flying jobs, however, that don't require you to spend any time away from home, such as being a helicopter pilot for medevac, charters, etc. You could also be a fixed wing pilot that flies charter airplanes. You would be at home with your family virtually every night. On the other hand, if you went into military or commercial aviation you could plan on spending at least 50% of your nights in a hotel room somewhere. It is a somewhat lonely life. I am 31 years old and still a bachelor. I haven't been on a date in years. I have very largely grown out of touch when it comes to relationships. I no longer know what women are looking for in a man, the only thing that is extremely obvious is that they aren't looking for someone like me. I don't think I could possibly hold up my end of the bargain when it came up to a relationship, being a husband or being a father, at least not while I am in this profession. And I think that becoming a professional pilot has made me this way. However, at the same time, I wouldn't do anything different if I could do it all over again. I have loved it a lot. So really, you have to ask yourself if you are willing to deal with such sacrifices.

    Additionally, saying to yourself "I want to be a commercial pilot" is much like saying "I want to be a doctor" or "I want to be a lawyer". Pilot training will require quite a bit of time, dedication, and study. This is especially the case if you go into military aviation. Military pilots have to make even more sacrifices than commercial airline pilots. Military pilot training is quite challenging for most people. As a former JSUPT instructor pilot, I had several students that had all of their licenses from civilian pilot training schools, and even many of them struggled through JSUPT. Anyway, even when not deployed, military pilots are very busy at work training, working at their squadrons, maintaining various currencies, etc. If you IM me I can give you any further details that you might be after. I can help you decide if this is something that you really want.

    Source(s): C-5 Galaxy Instructor Pilot and licensed Airline Transport Pilot
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  • 1 decade ago

    I feel just the way you do. I too have butterflies in my stomach to become a pilot. Yet I have been thinking about joining the airforce, however because of my horrible eyesight, I can't. So I'm stuck with training to go to school.

    Being a pilot is tough. As a matter of fact, some say it can be the most difficult job in the world. When you're an airline transport pilot, the money is very good, but you have to spend at least 10-20 days away from home. I myself have found that out, yet I don't care. My dream is to fly and getting married, raising a family, spending time with family, etc, doesn't matter to me anymore. My family doesn't even want me to be a pilot, they think it's too risky and dangerous, but I don't care. You and I both have a dream, and I'm not going to stop from having my dream fulfilled, so should you.

    But being a commercial pilot isn't so bad. Sure the pay isn't so great, when you're a co-pilot you get paid around 20 - 30K a year. When you get ranked to captain, you can make a descent 50K. And some airlines require you to be only 8 days away from home, sometimes even 16. Depends on the airline.

    And you should also know that obtaining a job from the airlines is VERY difficult. Sometimes airlines have 50 job openings, yet they receive 7,000 applications.

    So all in all, working for an airline has the good and bad side. If you wanna just be a pilot for fun and get your own plane, that's way easier. You just think about it okay?

    Here's a link providing more info: http://www.jetcareers.com/content/section/4/113/

    Source(s): Internet researching
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  • 1 decade ago

    There are many lucrative careers in avitation and all are considered highly professional. I myself sell aircraft, and every month I get a new plane to fly for work and I never spend a dollar doing so. I am only away from home perhaps 2 days every 3 months. I sell anything from single cessna through Gulfstream II. I handle $1,000,000 sales routinely and do mostly sales demo flights and maintenance hops, ferry flights for delivery. Nurses that flight are always RN's and hired by Air Ambulances. Those planes are dogs and at the end of thier useful lives.

    The opportunity is up to you, do well in school and learn a lot about mechanics, physics, and weather. Geography is pretty handy too.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You should start taking private pilot's lessons at a local airport. It's usually about $100 per hour. My major in college was professional pilot, which I later changed to aviation mechanic, but before that happened I got 60 hours of flight time in including about ten hours solo. Solo, or flying alone, is the best. No instructor in the plane to tell you to do this or that. It's nice. I almost got my private pilot's license but that's when I decided I didn't want to go through with it and I wanted to transfer to mechanics since I had taken a couple mechanics classes and was immediately fascinated by them. Plus, I like working with my hands. Anyway, start out small. Just take a few lessons and see what you think. If you want to continue, go ahead. It's your life, you can't please your parents all the time.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You should go with what makes you happy in life, if that is flying or being a pilot, go for it. Your dad will get over it. Do not spend your life trying to make others happy all the time, you then will never be happy yourself.

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  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    if you really work hard, you can become a pilot earning plenty of money. also keep in mind, that even with a couple of accidents now and then, flying is the safest mode of transpotation there is.

    And as they say, it is your life. you need to make your own desicions about what you want, and where you want to end up in your life. you try to make your parents happy before yourself, your life will probabelly end up being miserable.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I guess I'm a bit jaded . . .

    My father died a month ago in his own cessna, in thick fog and wind - into a mountain.

    Died on impact.

    That's as much of the reality as the fun part is, I'm afraid.

    Good luck, whatever you decide.

    p.s. Thank you Motor.

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  • 1 decade ago

    writemind, I am sorry for the loss of your father.

    Geek, just like Tammy says..its your life

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  • 1 decade ago

    you do what you want to do. i know all about trying balance what you want or need to do in life and still trying to please your parents and the reality of it is that you have to live your life the way you have to live it, not the way your dad wants to.

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