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Do You Have To Go To College To Be A Airline Pilot  
User currently offlineGregjet From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 115 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 9363 times:

Can some please tell me do you have to have a four year college degree to be a pilot for a big copany like AA or dealta or ect if you don' t is it hard geting a job as an ailr line pilot

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User currently offlineWISAZ13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 9328 times:

A few of the majors have already dropped their four-year degree requirement so you can expect the rest to follow. The regionals all say "college preffered" but is not a requirement. The main thing is your hours. But please, do not spell the way you did in your post on a job resume...

User currently offlineChadU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days ago) and read 9308 times:

You do not need a college degree for some airlines, but I would highly recommend it. Even if the airline you apply for does not require it, be aware a lot of pilots who do apply will have a four-year degree. I would not be surprised if it would be used as a weeding out tool.

User currently offlineBoeing747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days ago) and read 9292 times:

Yeah you should have a degree, it puts you above all the other applicants with out degrees. I plan to come out with a Doctorial of Science then I will fly for a major Airline. If you going to do it then do the G#D Damn thing right.  

User currently offlineEd Toner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9259 times:

I would highly recommend it. Also, flight training in the USAF or Navy, and heavy experience there.

Try the ROTC or NROTC, or any of the Academies.

I shot my way out of USMMA in 1953, BSNS, right into Pensacola. Flew f2h-3's for 2 years, and onto the TWA seniority list. Cost of education and flight training? $0.00. I got paid for it.


User currently offlineDelta737 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 516 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9245 times:

Whether or not a major airline has a four-year degree requirement doesn't matter whatsoever.

If you want to work for a major airline, consider a four-year degree as a requirement.

Upwards of 99% of all major airline new hires have at least a four year degree. With no shortage of pilots vying for a job at the majors, that probably will not change.

Doug Taylor
Delta MD-90 FO
www.jetcareers.com


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