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Pilot experiences

There are unique aspects of a pilot’s lifetyle and training which can create real financial hardship.

Pilot experiences

Here’s how one pilot declared himself bankrupt to overcome his financial challenges and to protect his health.



Thanks for visiting this page on finances, which is currently under construction.


If you have a story to share with colleagues about being a pilot, we would like to hear from you. We know you are not saying you have all the answers, but we would warmly welcome any practical resources, ideas and strategies which have worked for you.

Conditions of understanding

  • We reserve the right to edit and vet contributions. The simple reason is that we don't want to create another 'forum' - for reasons that we think you'll understand and appreciate. With the same logic, we haven't included 'chat facilities' on this site.

  • Practical ideas are really welcomed, our only stipulation is that they do not include adverts for services etc.

  • We accept your contributions in the spirit of positive intent. We appreciate you are not saying that you have the best solution or biggest issue etc.


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