Guest

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
 
AC_A340
Posts: 2196
Joined: Wed Sep 08, 1999 12:01 pm

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.
 
UA777
Posts: 74
Joined: Thu Nov 18, 1999 4:40 am

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.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos