We are with Jeff Nielsen from the Airline Pilot Guy Podcast. Jeff was interested in being a pilot from a really young age, and he realized that the people that got hired in large airlines usually came from the military. He didn’t want to do that, so he studied engineering and business at Georgia Tech (and that didn’t work out). He studied Aviation Management at Auburn and ended up joining the military. He currently flies at a large airline where he has been employed for 32 years.
In this episode, we talk about Jeff's perspective on the events of 2020 after a long career of witnessing the ups and downs of the aviation industry, career advice for aspiring pilots, and how he built his side hustle through the Airline Pilot Guy.
12:34 - Jeff’s perspective on how the last year in aviation compares to past events
22:07 - Why you should consider flying for the military if you need a job right now
25:07 - Tips for the kind of education and experience to seek out if you want to be a pilot
28:03 - How Jeff created his side hustle with Airline Pilot Guy
37:26 - Jeff’s plans for the future and what he is going to do in his retirement
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