Pilots and Flight Attendents used to be well-paid. But not anymore. Ben Watsky, young pilot, outlines the economic difficulties that are inherent in the job. The training costs are equal to a doctor's, but the pay is far below.
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Ben Watsky was born in California and was raised in New York. He has a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Flight Operation and his MBA in Aviation Business from Daniel Webster College. He started flying at the age of 11, soloed at 16, and earned his Private Pilot's Certificate at 17, the minimum age. He has worked as a flight instructor, personal pilot, bush pilot and currently is a commercial pilot with the largest regional airline in the United States.
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