Poor Commuter Pilot

Poor Commuter Pilot


Is it true that you get paid less than some flight attendants?

Yes, but it depends on the airline. Most of us are doing this because we have a passion for aviation and plan to move up in the industry. We do not plan to fly 50-seat regional jets all of our life. While the hefty salaries of experienced pilots may not stay as high as they once were, we are not doing this for the pay. We earn experience by flying regional jets and that experience will help us fly for larger airlines with mainline aircraft where the pay is higher.

How do you earn the hours needed to qualify to be an airline pilot?

Many of us begin very early taking flight lessons and earning our hours. Others come through the military and earn their hours flying during their training or in school. They are the lucky ones because their training is paid for; school is the biggest expense for non-military pilots. It is a double whammy to have loans to pay for school and survive on such little pay. But, we love what we do so much that we deal with it.


Do you have what it takes!

Start Date:01.03.2017
End Date:08.07.2018
Max days to complete:10
Required Rank:Cadet
Max. Pilots allowed:10
Allowed Aircraft Types:AT42, AT72, B721, CRJ2, DC3, DHC7, E120, E145, E175, Q400

Tour Legs

Leg Departure Arrival Duration Details
1 KJFK New York - JFK KPHL Philadelphia International Airport 00:45:00 N/A
2 KPHL Philadelphia International Airport KBWI Baltimore Washington International Airport 00:39:00 N/A
3 KBWI Baltimore Washington International Airport KORF Norfolk International Airport 01:05:00 N/A
4 KORF Norfolk International Airport KCLT Charlotte Douglas International Airport 01:25:00 N/A
5 KCLT Charlotte Douglas International Airport KAVL Asheville Regional Airport 00:40:00 N/A
6 KAVL Asheville Regional Airport KJFK New York - JFK 02:05:00 N/A

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Pilot Startdate Leg 1
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TWA0114 Bill Ruggiereo (ERJ175) 08.03.2017 Landed Landed Landed Landed Landed Landed
TWA0132 Stuart Guberman (CRJ200) 17.10.2017 Landed Landed Landed Landed Landed Landed
TWA0151 Ryan Badger (DC-3) 20.04.2018
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