Well you can go the military way which is you join the military bomb the hell out of Iraq then go to an airline.
Or you can do what I am doing. Which is slowly getting ratings I am still working on my Private. But I will get my Instrument, Multi, Commercail, and most bacome a CFI which is a great way to get time. But you need about 1000 hours for skywest and about 4000 United. You need a first class medical and before you can captain you need your ATP.
All of these change between countries. Were are you from? It will cost you about $50,000-$70,000 and you will need to go to college. American eagle is hiring about 200 pilots this year adn continental express is hiring around 400. BA is sponsoring 200 pilots. And you can get this all done. I heard a story over the weekend of a guy from Iceland came in and he was flying 8 hours of multi a day to build up time that cost around $1000 a day!! It is much easier when you have money like that!
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