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12 Awesome Benefits Of Being An Airline Pilot

There are some pretty cool benefits that come with being an airline pilot. These are a few.

1) Your work begins and ends at the airport, and who doesn't love airports?

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2) You can bid for an overseas route to experience other cultures.

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3) Interacting with passengers and helping them get to vacations, weddings, funerals, births, and other important life events is rewarding.

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4) Nothing's better than getting paid to do what you love.

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5) A constantly changing schedule keeps you from getting into a rut.

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6) In addition to time off, most pilots get paid vacation time.

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7) And, most pilots get travel passes for their friends and family as well.

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8) You get the chance to explore cool cities on layovers.

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9) Popping out of the clouds during an ILS approach is a great feeling, and your passengers wonder how you pull it off.

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10) Kids look at you in awe.

11) It's a challenge to make the flight smooth from takeoff to landing without spilling anyone's coffee in the back.

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12) But better than anything else, the office view is killer from FL300.

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Did we miss anything?

Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at swayne@boldmethod.com, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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