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Flying is more like a vocation, something someone is called to do, a passion. In that sense, one can view flying as the ultimate hobby. It’s fun, fulfilling, but takes a lot of time and hard work.
Recreational flyers, of course, can afford to pay to fly. And for them, flying really is a hobby. Love for the adventure of flight then sustains commercial airline pilots who have to endure several hours of flight while getting only a few hours of rest.
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Flight allows pilots to physically reach more places in their lifetime compared unlike most of the rest of the people in the world. To be able to do this requires years of training, since many pilots have the responsibility of not only getting themselves, but hundreds of others as well, to their destination safely.
And while being a pilot is a financially rewarding job, for the true aviator, this is only secondary. Remember that old adage that says if you love what you’re doing, you’ll never have to work a day in your life? That’s flying. That’s the ultimate hobby, right there.
Aviation and aerospace professional Scott Beale was responsible for expanding FlightWorks from a $1.5 million-dollar business when he purchased it in 2000 to a $90 million enterprise when he sold the business in 2010. For more info on Scott’s work and career, visit this page.