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Iad Egap
Name: Iad Egap
Company: Commutair
Position: Captain
Current Aircraft: BE1900D
Age 43 years old
Country USA

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

Mentor profile:
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Favorite thing about flying:
There are many things that I enjoy about flying. The best part of flying for me is the chance to work with other flying professionals like myself. It is truly enjoyable to be able to sit next to someone in an airplane and have him or her experience the same things that you do. They understand how you feel and share your enjoyment.
Disadvatages of being a pilot:
There are disadvantages in every career. Some of the biggest disadvantages in the airline industry are being away from home for long periods, very low pay in the beginning, and the lack of job security. However, a good flying job has many advantages that out weigh the disadvantages.

What you would have done different:
I would have found a reputable school that wasn't all pictures and promises. Your local flying school maybe all that you need to start without breaking the bank.
Advice to aspiring pilots:
Two things, attitude and determination. It's how bad you want it.
Problems encounterd along the way:
Some of the biggest problems that I have encountered was finding a good flight school and financing my training. A lot of flight schools will promise you the World and deliver headache. Researching and visiting a flight school with someone who experienced and has gone through full training will help minimize time and money lost. Financing was another big issue. Most big flight schools will help finance the training through independent creditors, but at a very high interest rate. As soon as you know that you are going to learn to fly, start saving and securing monies right away. Don't just save for the training but for you living expenses and paying your bills while you are away.

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