Careers in aviation

Just to get a general consensus…

  • I want to be a pilot one day
  • I want to be an air traffic controller one day
  • I want to have a different job in aviation one
  • I currently am/was a pilot
  • I currently am/was an air traffic controller
  • I currently am/was a worker in the aviation industry that wasn’t a pilot or ATC

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I’m going to attempt to Minor in Aerospace so if Wall Street doesnt work out for me, I can attempt to become an ATC.

College ain’t cheap, but I’m willing to sacrifice fun.


Great post good to see that IF is getting people into Avation C:

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LOL, I want no career in aviation.

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Embry-riddle, Air Force ROTC, bachelors degree in aeronautics, serve in the USAF for a while, then leave and fly commercially.

Hello! I appreciate the time you’ve put into making this poll and the fact that you’re interested in your fellow community member’s interests. However, this is a post regarding real word aviation, so it belongs in the #real-world-aviation category.

The category has just had a deep clean though and the community is working towards doing away with long question based threads where there’s really only one thing to say, an answer. Currently, there is an approval process in place, meaning that one can’t simply switch their topic over. You’ll have to flag this for closure and make a new topic when you reach TL2. Keep liking, posting, and contributing positively to the forum and you’ll get to TL2 in no time!

I applaud your efforts and think that if you wrote something very unique about future careers in aviation and then asked some questions that could spark quality conversation, your post could totally make it into the category.

Read more about the #real-world-aviation category below:


One member of the IFC passed his commercial pilot test. Credits IF for helping him.

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Once I get past groundschool, I’m going to go take flight lessons. From there I’m going to either be a pilot for Alaska, Buffalo, or a bush pilot around the state of Alaska.

WOW that is amazing!!!

So I just tried to move it, but the Real World Aviation category does not show up

Meh, don’t worry just leave it in general.



You need to be TL2 to post there.

He’s a basic user so he can’t move it there


Oh dang ok

If there is somebody that wants to make it there that is TL2 they can do that, just mention me in the post :)

Also if you are going to, add an option for “I do not want to have a career in aviation”

It’s fine, a mod might come along and close but for now we may as well continue talking if it’s on topic

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Idk if I should put that I am a pilot because it isn’t a career yet for me but I am legally a pilot, a student one. I’ll put that I want to be a pilot tho.

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Yeah that would probably be the best category

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Not really the purpose of the IFC. There are plenty of topics in #real-world-aviation regarding career paths.