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HOW TO BECOME A COMMERCIAL AIRLINE PILOT

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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................... 3 EDUCATION AND TRAINING ........................................................................ 5 Civilian Path ........................................................................................... 5 University Entry Requirements ............................................................... 6 Flight Training Courses .......................................................................... 6 Modular Training Courses ...................................................................... 7 Flying Scholarships ............................................................................... 7 Pilot Aptitude Test ................................................................................ 8 Military Path ........................................................................................... 8 The Complete Book Also Covers…

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INTRODUCTION
Aviation today is one of the fastest upcoming and growing industries and making a career in it would be the smartest move one can make. For someone interested in this field then their opportunity of a successful career is sky high. For most people a career in aviation would mean becoming a pilot or an air steward both of which are highly glamorised jobs although there are many other jobs as well to choose from which are as rewarding and satisfying but none of them can matchup to the profile of a Commercial Airline Pilot. The profile of a pilot can be seen as one in which the company pays you to travel around the world, stay in the finest hotels, do sightseeing and basically be on holiday and be working at the same time. You get all these benefits and a pay packet that the majority of people could only dream about. All this may seem very alluring but if you cannot take to the rigorous training, unsocial hours, and be able to handle the pressures of taking interviews then all the dreaming is of no use. But if you want to touch the sky and be on holidays all the year round while working then this is the right career move for you. The first thing in becoming a Commercial Airline Pilot or for that matter any other career path that you would choose is know in depth what work does the job involve? What would you be doing? This is very important as the choices made now would affect the rest of your life. So what does a Commercial Airline Pilot do? Most people would think, “What a silly question. They fly an aircraft.” But the job is not that simple. They have many other faces to this simple job. Even when the aircraft is on auto pilot, the pilot has to keep watch on a number of gauges and screens which give real time updates about the status of the aircraft. They have to make sure the auto pilot is maintaining correct attitude and altitude. At the same time they have to communicate with the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) which gives directions to the pilot on which altitude to fly in, information about aircrafts in the vicinity and impending weather conditions. Even before the pilot takes off, they have to make sure everything is OK with the aircraft. All the controls are functioning normally, there is enough fuel on board for the entire duration of flight and also some extra amount of fuel has been included in case of emergencies (because all the lives on board depend on the pilot). All these queries and numerous other questions which would pop-up in the minds of aspiring pilots as they get to know more and more about their future career path will be answered in this book.

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING
One of the most common questions asked by potential pilots is: "Should I go to university and do a degree, or should I go straight into pilot training?" Basically, there is no hard and fast rule. Although there is no college requirement to become an airline pilot, most airlines look for some college time and some even prefer that you have gained a degree. College shows that you are trainable and gives an indication that you are able to stay with a frightening curriculum and succeed. These are the type of characteristics an airline would want to know before it lays out a lot of money to train you. You will find two major career pathways you can take to being hired as an airline pilot: civilian or military. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages.

Civilian Path
Within the civilian field, it is now possible to attend a university that provides a degree course (some colleges even offer advanced levels in aviation) together with flight training toward various pilot certificates. Several universities and colleges within the United Kingdom offer degree courses together with flight training to ensure that you graduate with a degree in aviation together with a commercial airline industrial pilot certificate and multiengine and instrument rankings. There are also technical schools that provide flight training toward a certificate. This form of training allows you to get your qualifications a lot quicker. In both types of education program you will normally graduate with an instructor's rating, and you will have developed some flight time teaching others. An alternative choice to a professional school or college is to purchase your flight training piecemeal from the local flight training school. It will take a lot longer to get your certification, and the level of instruction might not be as good, but all commercial certificates are equal within the eyes from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The CAA does not care where or how they were gained. They are only interested in that it is a certified qualification. Civilian training can cost a lot of money. A basic 60 minute flying lesson can cost approximately £125, and you will need at least 250 hours before you have your commercial rating. Personally, I look upon the expense as an investment in a rewarding career that will pay dividends for years to come. There are some scholarships (full and partial) available, but most pilots will end up investing a lot of money in flight training.

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How To Be A Airline Pilot – Visit http://www.HowToBeAAirlinePilot.co.uk University Entry Requirements The universities that offer a degree in aviation combined with a commercial airline industrial pilot certificate have strict entry requirements. An example is given below: • • • Points: 200 Units: at least two A-levels or equivalent Plus GCSE (A–C): five subjects including English Language and Science

at grade C, and Mathematics at grade B.

Flight Training Courses If you have decided that you want to be an airline pilot then obviously the question arises as to the type of flying course you require to suit your career aspirations. Once you have made your decision then have to decide where you are going to get your flying training. Although there are a considerable amount of flying schools scattered across the United Kingdom choosing the right flying school is a very important decision you have to make. You have to ensure that the school you choose can provide you with the level of flying training you need to qualify for the pilot’s licence you want. Each flying school varies in the type of licences they offer as well as the type of aircraft they allow you to train on. Therefore, it is essential that you must be sure that the flying school you choose can meet your personal training requirements. As your goal is to obtain an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) or Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and become a commercial airline pilot then your choice of flying school becomes more important because the flying school will have to be a Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) approved flight training organisation. There are only certain flying schools that provide the full training you require to qualify for an ATPL or CPL. A list (with link) of some of these flying schools is listed below. 1. CTC Aviation - http://www.ctcaviation.com/ 2. Cabair - http://www.cabairintegrated.com/ 3. FTEJerez - http://www.ftejerez.com/ 4. Oxford Aviation Academy - http://www.oaa.com/ 5. Pilot Training College - http://www.pilottrainingcollege.com/ 6. European Pilot Selection & Training - http://www.epst.com/.

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Modular Training Courses There are also some flying schools that specifically train you using the system of modular training. A number of this type of flight training school is detailed below. 1. Aeros - http://www.aeros.co.uk/ 2. Professional Air Training - http://www.pat.uk.com/ 3. Cabair Modular - http://www.cabair.com/modular/ 4. Bournemouth Commercial Flight Training - http://www.bcft.org.uk/.

Flying Scholarships Although flying scholarships with some of the larger airlines are becoming very limited there are still some companies that will offer scholarships to the right candidates. A flying scholarship is a great way to experience hands on flying and will go a long way in helping you achieve your goal to become a commercial airline pilot. There are significant differences between a flying scholarship and a pilot sponsored scheme. A flying scholarship offers a student the opportunity to gain flying experience up to the level of National Private Pilot Licence (NPPL) or Private Pilot Licence (PPL). Or with some scholarships a limited number of hours flight training. This type of scholarship is usually for young people and funded by flying organisations or individuals. The Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators (www.gapan.org/careermatters/scholarships/) and the Air League (www.airleague.co.uk) are two organisations that provide this type of scholarship. Whereas the pilot sponsorship scheme usually prepares the student for a professional flying career. This type of scholarship will include training up to ATPL level and these schemes are usually funded or supported by the major airlines. The British Airways Future Pilot program is a good example of this type of scholarship. You can find details of this program at www.bafuturepilot.com. A flying scholarship is an excellent way of receiving funded flying training and it is a good start on the long road to a professional flying career. Flying scholarships are by nature very competitive and are always in demand and as such are so valuable to a person that is granted one. To be accepted for a flying scholarship the applicant must submit an application form and if their application is successful they then have to undergo an interview

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How To Be A Airline Pilot – Visit http://www.HowToBeAAirlinePilot.co.uk process that will include an aptitude test. Plus all applicants must be medically fit. As well as the two companies mentioned earlier the companies mentioned below also provide flying scholarships and bursaries. • Atlantic Airlines - the Atlantic Airlines scheme funds training for current PPL holders through to a frozen ATPL. Following training the successful student qualifies as a first officer with Atlantic Airlines. Once they are qualified and working for Atlantic Airlines the student has to pay back 50% of their training costs from their salary. This is very popular scheme because Atlantic Airlines is one of the few airlines that offer such a scheme. You can get all the details at: www.multiflight.com/flighttraining-centre/cadet-scheme.php. CTC Wings – this company’s sponsorship program is partnered with some of the major airlines including Thomson, British Airways, Easyjet and others. On successful completion of the course students are usually recruited by one of the partner airlines. All the information you need can be found at: www.ctcwings.co.uk/.

Pilot Aptitude Test All airlines use pilot aptitude testing to ascertain whether a candidate is suitable to become a pilot or not. It is their way of measuring a candidate’s ability to perform given tasks and to evaluate their responses. It also gives them the opportunity to filter out the weaker candidates. It is a good idea for any person that has intentions to become a commercial airline pilot to undergo a pilot aptitude test. One of the highly recognised aptitude test providers is the Guild of Airline Pilots and Navigators. You can find further information and download the registration form at: www.gapan.org/career-matters/careers-information/aptitude-tests/.

Military Path
If from any early age you have decided that a career in the Royal Air Force (RAF) is the one for you then you can initially join the Royal Air Force Air Cadets (www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets/). This is a perfect place to begin your career from an early age. Like in the civilian path you can also train to be a pilot whilst you are studying at university because a lot of the universities in the United Kingdom have links to one of the university air squadrons (www.universityairsquadrons.com) that offer flying training to undergraduates. By joining a university air squadrons will give you the ideal introduction into what life would be like if you chose a career in the RAF.

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If you decide that the military path is the one you want to embark upon then you must realise that you are committing yourself to years of service after your initial pilot training (it can be as much as 12 years). You have to also meet other requirements, for example college course work, a healthy way of life and sufficient physical ability. You will find there are no guarantees that you will pass the military flight training based on the service's rigid time schedule, or that you'll be able to fly a particular plane. In return for these compromises, the military pays you while you are training, and you will get the best training available in the aircraft that any pilot would want to fly. A military pilot lives a military existence, follows orders, risks bodily harm and uses lethal weapons. These are not to be dismissed lightly, so if you are thinking about the military then investigate it completely to see if the timing fits your needs as well as your future career needs. It is an excellent experience for a lot of people. Some aircraft pilots even have a full time career in the military. After a military pilot is licensed, they will need to have more experience and flight hours before a commercial airline will hire them. Due to the military's service commitment, a military pilot will most likely get lots of flying experience before they decide to join a commercial airline. A civilian pilot, or a military pilot who needs more flight hours, may have to work as a flight instructor before they can be employed as an airline pilot by a commercial airline. After that, they could move on to a regional airline before finally graduating to a major commercial airline. Here is the link to the job description for a RAF pilot from the RAF careers page (http://www.raf.mod.uk/careers/jobs/pilot.cfm). If you think this is the career for and you match what they are looking for then go for it!

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