Sling Pilot Academy vs a 4 Year School

The airlines work on seniority – first in, first up. So, the sooner you start building seniority, the better. With Sling Pilot Academy, you can get your hours sooner and start your career sooner.

And, it is important to note, that if you start your career a year later, since there is a mandatory FAA retirement age for airline pilots, you will end up missing out on one of your highest-earning years at the end of your career – when you are earning at the highest level! So, every year you delay, you miss out on a high-earning year.

Sling Pilot Academy can get you there sooner:

 

Timeline with Sling Pilot Academy

  • Total training time is 9 months, then get paid immediately as an instructor
  • Total time to work for a regional airline is approximately 2 ¼ years
  • Cost of education is $65,595 plus examiners fees of $6,600

Timeline with a 4 Year Aviation School

  • Total training time is 4 years but flight hours logged are similar or less than Sling Pilot Academy log in 9 months
  • Total time to work for a regional airline is approximately 5 years
  • Cost of education is estimated at $180,000 to $200,000 or more
  • With your degree you only need an additional 1,000 hours to move on to a regional airline

 

Cost of 4 Year School   $180,000
Cost of Sling Pilot Academy    -$65,595
Additional Cost to Train at 4 Year School   $114,405

 

Career Earnings Sling Pilot Academy   $9,479,001
Career Earnings 4 Year School  -$8,652,945
Additional Lifetime Earnings      $826,056

 

So, adding it up….

Additional Cost to Train at 4 Year School $114,405
Additional Lifetime Earnings getting started earlier $826,056
Net Benefit with Sling Pilot Academy $940,461

 

Source of earnings data: Envoy/American Airlines Group https://www.envoyair.com/pilot-career-compensation/

 

Career Earnings – Sling Pilot Academy vs. 4 Year School

Career Earnings Sling Pilot Academy: Total $9,479,001

Career Earnings 4 Year School: Total $8,652,945

With Sling Pilot Academy, get to peak earnings sooner…