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Josh Bloom
Name: Josh Bloom
Company: Mesaba Airlines
Position: Captain
Current Aircraft: Saab340
Age N/A
Country USA

Airline experience: yes
Corporate or fractional experience: no
Cargo experience: no
Military, government, or law enforcement experience: no

Mentor profile:
Here is a quick synopsis of my flying career. I started it all at the age of 25 at a Community College in Eugene, OR. I got my comm/inst. in 2years and tracked down a flight school that had lots of multi-engine aircraft. This school happened to be in the LA basin. I picked up and moved down to this flight school where I picked up my CFI/II/MEI. I started to instruct there and racked up a whopping 1400TT with 450Multi. All of this in a time span of 13months. At that point I put my resume into all of the regionals and went to the first one to call which happened to be Mesaba Airlines. Currently, I am a Captain on a Saab 340. Like I said I am 30 years old. I am engaged and plan to be married next year living in Memphis, TN. I do not have a four-year degree, but I am working on it with Internet classes. It is tough times out there for everybody in the aviation community, and I think this board is an excellent resource for aspiring pilots.

Favorite thing about flying:
The freedom of general aviation has to be my favorite part.
Disadvatages of being a pilot:
It takes many years to be able to make enough money to support a family.

What you would have done different:
Start earlier
Advice to aspiring pilots:
You must have enough passion for flying to endure the many pains of doing it as a career.
Problems encounterd along the way:
That is a question based on individual accounts.

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