Is an aircraft pilot a more respected profession than a truck driver?

Im trying to decide which way to go with my career.Truck driver or pilot.There always seems to be work for truckers and pilots are always complaining. They must have hard jobs.

Asked By: Mike B - 3/17/2008
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
I would say pilot. I can speak from personal experience, because I am both. I fly during the spraying season, and fill in with truck driving during winter months. I consider myself a pilot first, truck driver second. The flying season lasts for about 4 or 5 months, but that alone pays far more than driving a truck... More
Answered By: agcatav8r - 3/18/2008
Additional Answers (13)
IMHO i think pilots are more respected because its a job that requires more schooling and the image of a pilot is better than a trucker.
Answered By: jarred r - 3/17/2008
Thats like comparing ditch diggers with contractors. Airline pilots go through a lot of EXPENSIVE training and most companies require a college degree. I'm a little outdated on my truck driving job preparation, but I think most truck drivers don't need a college degree OR expensive training.
Answered By: gatorjay - 3/17/2008
Come on,flying is alot better then driving.Truckers have nothing and commercial pilots have $500,000 houses.As a pilot you can sleep at the Hilton Airlines expense,or you can sleep in the back of a truck.
Answered By: government curruption - 3/17/2008
Pilots only fly 80 hours a month and make a lot of money, plus see the world. A great job if you are qualified for it. Trucking is a very hard life.
Answered By: DT3238 - 3/17/2008
Yep, take the trucking route. Many many of my fellow pilots I have little respect for.
Answered By: John B - 3/17/2008
Very good question... More
Answered By: Caretaker - 3/17/2008
Just backing up John B, there are alot of pilots who dont have my respect. To tell you the truth, the top 10 worst people I have met have been pilots, it attracts scum who just want the prestige.
Answered By: Doggzilla - 3/17/2008
truckers are much more down-to-earth than pilots
Answered By: r.moki - 3/18/2008
pilot uniform makes you look stunning!!
Answered By: rx.shadow - 3/18/2008
In general, pilots are more respected than truck drivers. In some cases, they deserve to be.
Answered By: aviophage - 3/18/2008
Answered By: flywithchicks - 3/18/2008
Keep in mind if you're aiming to be a commercial airline pilot....after all that time consuming expensive training, you've still got to work your way up to the top. Airline pilots definitely DO NOT start off making 6 figures a year... More
Answered By: Forest Basenji - 3/18/2008
a pilot would be, but you won't be cut out for it, considering you posted such a retarded question
Answered By: Knock It Down! - 3/21/2008
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