Flying women reading flight plan.

Famous women pilots preparing to take part in the 1934 Memorial Day air races at Dycer Airport. In front row kneeling is Gladys O’Donnell, who in the previous year entered seven races and won six. Seated is Ruth Elder, famous flying beauty. Standing left to right: Kay Van Doozer, Myrtle D. Mims and Clema Granger.

Pilot salaries have declined 42 percent in the last three decades, and you’ve never tipped them once.

5 Ridiculous Myths About Air Travel You Probably Believe

#5. Pilots Make Tons of Money

Considering how hard and time-consuming and expensive it is to get to a place where you’re allowed to take the controls of a $100 million airliner, the only people who get to do that job are those who have to fly. Much like the arts, it’s largely the domain of obsessives who’ll persevere through anything to live their dream, and much like artists, pilots are taken advantage of by an industry that gradually cuts back on how much they earn, full well knowing that they’ll never quit and get other jobs. Professional artists are just the ones who survived the attrition, and pilots the same.

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I <3 Twenty One Pilots. Nuff fucking said. Photographing these guys is always a great time and their headline show at The Paramount was no exception.

To see more photographs that I took of the band at The Paramount in Huntington be sure to head over HERE.

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