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A Little Help To An Aspiring Airline Pilot?

Tue Nov 23, 1999 5:22 am

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.

--Brent
 
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RE: A Little Help To An Aspiring Airline Pilot?

Wed Nov 24, 1999 5:20 am

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.
 
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RE: A Little Help To An Aspiring Airline Pilot?

Wed Nov 24, 1999 5:32 am

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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