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Employment opportunities with a dui 13 years ago


(Eric) #1

I am 38 and ready for a change in my career. The only thing holding me back is a dui I received 13 years ago. What are my employment opportunities with this? I am close to enrolling at the Naples, FL location but I want to make sure my investment is worth it.


#2

Eric,

If you only had one DUI and an otherwise clean record, you should be fine. But this means a clean driving record, clean criminal and clean FAA record. You already used your one “I made a mistake” card and won’t have any more coming your way.

I should caveat this with I think you will be fine at the regional level, but I can’t say about the majors. Also, I recommend that you contact the recruiting departments at several airlines to verify this with them.

Chris