Thinking of becoming an Airline Pilot?
You’ve come to the right place…
Whether you are seriously considering becoming an airline pilot, or you’re just seeking some background information about how to achieve it, we have everything you need to know right here. It can be a complex process, but we’ve made everything as clear and easy to understand as possible. We have covered everything from the latest cadet airline pilot opportunities, how to finance your commercial flight training, to the universities which offer aviation based degree courses. We also have an aviation jargon buster to help you out with all the aviation acronyms.
There are two diffent ways to become an airline pilot. Before you can get near a commercial jet, you have to pass 14 ground school examinations and a number of flight tests in order obtain a frozen Air Transport Pilots Licence (ATPL). Once you have obtained this licence you can apply for a job as a First Officer. To obtain these licences, you can either apply directly to an airline who are currently recruiting for a cadet pilot program or you can go and obtain your licences through a flight training organisation and then apply to an airline directly. If you apply for an airline cadet program, you will probably have to pay for the flight training yourself, but you have the security of walking straight into a First Officer job on completion of the course. This is the most secure way of entering the industry. There are lots of flight schools across Europe and the world who offer specific commercial flight training. Generally speaking, it would take around a minimum of 18 months to obtain all the required qualifications when starting from scratch.