as a flying exam. If a pilot does not have 1500 hours of logged flight time, they may have to rent a plane to obtain more hours before job searching because most regional and flight instructor jobs (Bureau). In conclusion of my research, I still uphold my interest in pursuing Professional flight. This career choice seems to grab my interest even more after conducting more research on the lifestyle pilots live. The challenges pilots may face to obtain their job are worth the benefits and make it worthwhile. Some pilots are given opportunities to see every corner of the world and is a benefit that not many professions offer. Pilots after a fair amount of experience are paid a very good income and can receive great retirement benefits such as 401k and pensions. Pilots are in great demand and has a positive outlook until 2026, not many other professions have that type of demand. Professional flight may not be for everyone, but for me I feel as if it’s a good fit. This career path inspires me to push my limits to reach my goal to have a job seven miles high in the sky. Word count: 1535
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