Becoming a pilot and flying is a career that many people long for. Being up in the sky provides a sense of freedom for some and flying is exciting. Unfortunately however, aspiring pilots are often disappointed when they learn that new commercial airline pilots can often make less than $25,000 per year. Living on that income is hard for a single person and even more difficult for those who have a family to support. Also, commercial flying jobs are not as available as they once used to be.