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Flying Freight, how to get there

Hello, ive always like the ideology of flying cargo and wanted to possibly take that path. How does one normally build up into flying cargo. I am thinking about going through atp within the next year and a half.


By cargo, I take it you mean FedEx or UPS. To get on with airlines such as these, you take the same path that you would to any other airline, you get all of your ratings, build your flight time and apply. UPS and FedEx are highly competitive airlines to get hired at, typically pilots spend several years at the regionals building Captain time before being hired there.