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Where do pilots go after?

Hello,

I was curious as to what jobs “non-lifers” take up after their flying careers? I have always been interesting in NTSB accident investigation, among other jobs in aviation, and wanted to know down the line what opportunities are out there.

Do most pilots take up flying for life or transition when they’re older?

Thanks,

Erik

Erik,

Most pilots fly until the FAA retirement age of 65. The vast majority of pilots simply enjoy their retirement. Very few continue on in some capacity as the pay for these things usually pales in comparison to what they were making at the airlines.

Chris