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I’m 56 years old, what are my aviation career choices?

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I am fixing to be fifty six years old, I would like to learn to fly but are there any possible career choices that I would have at my age?

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  1. Paul on Aug 04, 2010

    There are many career options for someone of any age learning to fly. The only operation that has a mandatory retirement age are Part 121 operators (airline).

    The first thing that comes to my mind of course is flight instructing. There are many pilots who make a full time living flight instructing. There is no mandatory retirement age and you can instruct primary students as long as you can maintain a 3rd class medical. Even after you lose your medical, you can still instruct advanced students who are able to act as PIC. You can work for a FBO, flight school or become a independent instructor.

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  2. Gary Wilkins on Aug 04, 2010

    I’m 62 and my first love is aviation, I would love to find a job working a an airport just to be around planes. I retired from AT&T a few years back and I’m am a Commercial Hot Air balloon Pilot, but not current.

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