First off, I’d like to thank the Southwest Pilot that gave me the link to this website. For years now I wanted to pursue this as a profession, but had no Idea what the pay would be, will there ever be job openings, let alone how I am going to get myself in his position as a Captain at Southwest. I had no fear, as I never really new just how much the Airline Industry took a hit after 9/11. Captain Sully really opened my eyes to what was happening in the industry back in '08, and I really lost hope in this profession. Talk about a dark time in Aviation History. But I can tell you now, if you are looking to become a Pilot, especially for the Airlines, you have no better time than these next 10-15 years, maybe even more. The Airline Industry, though still with a lot of improving to do, is absolutely booming. And with a Pilot Shortage coming up, Airlines are going to be hiring like crazy, and to tell ya the truth, they already are. I just want to share this Website with others in the Community to provide a bit of encouragement if you’ve had any doubts about this profession. Here are a majority of the airlines Salaries and Job Openings updated frequently. Lastly, if your wondering why there will be a pilot shortage, take a look at Delta’s Mandatory retirements for the next 5 years as an example. Also take a look at their Projected Retirement Numbers for the next 23 years. And of course look at your own favorite airlines, and charter companies. They are going to need a ton of pilots.
I really hope this helps provide a bit of encouragement for you. If you work hard, and are really passionate about aviation, this is the profession for you, and trust me, you will go far in this field. Im 20 yrs old and i’m certainly all in for this profession. Stay motivated guys :)
Here’s the link: http://www.airlinepilotcentral.com