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A Little Help To An Aspiring Airline Pilot?  
User currently offlineBdess From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 6 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2569 times:

I am a junior in high school and am interested in becoming an airline pilot. I have a few questions to ask:

1. What are good colleges/universities that have good aviation programs?

2. What are the vision requirements for airline pilots?

3. What is the average salary for an airline pilot? (Commuter, national, major?)

4. I have heard many things about the interview process. Is this process difficult?

Thank you for your attention.


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User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (16 years 6 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2552 times:

1. Some Universities are Embery Riddle http://www.erau.edu. University of North Dakota http://www.und.edu Flight safety International, http://www.flightsafety.com. Purdue Univ. http://www.purdue.edu and I'm sure there are others. And unless your an American you can't get into Purdue.

2. Vision requirements are, correct me if I'm wrong, vision correctable to 20/20, (w/ glasses/contacts, etc.)

3. Pilots make varying salaries but this si the last I heard, a 747 pilot at UAL makes about $250,000 USD. And Air Canada about $220,000.

4. Wouldn't know about the interview. I'm still in highschool myself.

User currently offlineUa777 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (16 years 6 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2541 times:

If you are looking for the route of a traditional 4 year college, I would definately look at Western Michigan Universtiy. Albeit a party school trying to shed its image, they have a top notch aeronautics program that a few years ago signed a contract with British Airways to train some of their pilots.

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