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    Hangar 6

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    Hey everyone, I'm from middle Tennessee. I've been into aviation and cars for as long as I can remember, and I'm a huge fan of anything warbird or antique. I just graduated highschool, and I'm planning on attending Middle Tennessee State University where I will be doing their pro pilot program. I aspire to become an airline and warbird pilot and A&P. I have some future projects and I think this forum will be helpful in attaining information for them. Also if there are any other middle TN folks on here I'd be glad to help with your aviation projects to gain experience.
     
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    Middle TN, as in Nashville?
     
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    Welcome to the forum H6. It sounds like you are on a good path for becoming an airline pilot. The path to becoming a warbird pilot is a little less well defined though. You either have to be rich or you have to fall in with the right people or groups. Volunteer work with a flying museum or warbird group is probably the best first step. There are some warbird schools too, but again. It takes money.
     
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    I thought that all airline pilots were rich.


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    Its a good school for aviation careers.
     
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    Only if they are born rich or named Rich. ;)

    Hangar 6... Just a word of warning: Low time, low seniority airline pilots tend to make only a minimalist wage, paid only for the time they are in the cockpit. It is not until you get quite a bit of seniority and years of experience that the pay rises to an acceptable level.

    You're off to a good start though... You spelled "hangar" correctly. More than a few would spell it "hanger". :)
     
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    Thanks everyone for the welcome!

    Choppergirl, I'm about 40-60 minutes away from Nashville

    bmjc, I'm aware of the low beginning cost, and the possibility of having to start over if the airline kills over. As for the warbird piloting, I plan on going through the route of knowing people as you mentioned earlier:)
     
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    Welcome! I lived in East Tennessee for several years, I miss it.
     
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    Thanks for the welcome Mr. Ferguson. East TN sure is beautiful. Did you ever visit the TN museum of aviation out there in Sevierville by any chance? I've been thinking on volunteering there, it would be a great way to build cross country time as well getting to work on warbirds.
     
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    I did poke my head in there once when they were first cranking up. Pretty cool! I keep trying to talk my wife into letting us retire at one of the Airparks in Tennessee.
     
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    If you ever get her convinced I know of a great airfield, there may be some houses for sale there by the time your ready to retire.
     
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    I'll send you a message with some info
     
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    Nice memories, I started flying powered aircraft in MTSU, had done a glider licence in France before, that helped a lot. Their aviation department was super nice. I couldn't afford to do the whole CPL-IR at the time but I've caught up, now right seat A380... follow your dreams ;)
     
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    Thats awesome BenoitLescot! Glad to hear your doing something you love.
     
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    Hello to Tennessee, hope to hear and see picture's. Welcome to the forum
     
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    Thank you for the welcome don january
     

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