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Private jet pilot, 23, shares the wildest things about her job

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Private jet pilot, 23, shares the wildest things about her job

Featured Image Credit: Timothy McKay/Getty / Eva Lucas / LinkedIn

A private jet pilot has revealed some of the wildest experiences she's gone through just over a year into the job.

Most of us are still messing around in college at the age of 17, not taking our first flying lesson and then deciding at 19 to pursue it as a career, however, Eva Lucas knew she wanted to become a pilot from her very first lesson.

Now aged 23, Lucas lives a very different lifestyle to many of her peers, sharing some of the highs and lows of her life as a private jet pilot.

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First of all, Lucas' schedule looks a lot different to most of our 9-5's, with the young pilot working a pattern of 20 days on and 10 days off. And in those 20 days, Lucas told Business Insider she has to 'be ready to fly whenever the client wants'.

That flight could also be one of many clients Lucas works for, and she may end up flying outside of the US too - with Lucas based in Florida, but having flown to places such as South Korea, France and the UK.

While you may not be envious of working 20 days in a row, there are definitely perks to Lucas' job which will seem wild to the rest of us average 9-5 workers.

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Not only does the salary of a private jet pilot start at 'around $60,000' - able to go up to a staggering average of $225,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics - but Lucas gets to stay at Marriott hotels, has a $75 budget for 'food if it's domestic and $125 if it's international'.

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And while Lucas said clients 'don't invite' pilots to dinner, they sometimes do invite her to indulge in other pretty surreal parts of their lives.

Lucas reveals one of the wildest experiences she's had in the job. Credit: LinkedIn/ Eva Lucas
Lucas reveals one of the wildest experiences she's had in the job. Credit: LinkedIn/ Eva Lucas

She recalled one experience where she flew a famous DJ to a concert in Denver, Colorado and was invited to see their show for free.

Not only that, but Lucas noted she was also given a VIP pass meaning she could go backstage.

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"And then the following day, we just flew him back," she added.

Yep, just like that. So while most of us crawl our way out of graduation to try and find some sort of bar job to sustain us as we continue to party into our mid-twenties, barely scraping by, Lucas is living the high life, in more ways than one.

Topics: News, Travel, Money, World News, US News

Poppy Bilderbeck
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