United Airline
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How To Become A B 747 Pilot?

Tue Apr 17, 2001 3:20 pm

Hi everyone!

If I want to become a pilot, what are the requirements? What do I need? Do I have to be a University Graduate?

Also, what trainings do I need? What are the application procedures?

Hope to hear from you guys soon!

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RE: How To Become A B 747 Pilot?

Tue Apr 17, 2001 3:21 pm

please go to www.jetcareers.com
or do a search for previous similar topics
 
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RE: How To Become A B 747 Pilot?

Tue Apr 17, 2001 3:23 pm

You can also go the the airlines website and find out more there. Most European airlines will pay for you to complete training. Aer Lingus will, as well as Lufthansa.
 
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RE: How To Become A B 747 Pilot?

Tue Apr 17, 2001 3:25 pm

You have to know how to fly a 747 in order to fly one. Keep that in mind.
 
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RE: How To Become A B 747 Pilot?

Tue Apr 17, 2001 6:08 pm

So how do I apply? What are the procedures? In Hong Kong I mean......
 
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RE: How To Become A B 747 Pilot?

Tue Apr 17, 2001 6:23 pm

United Airline - go away. Run away. Far away from here. Please. Please. Please. AAAAAAAGH!
 
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RE: How To Become A B 747 Pilot?

Tue Apr 17, 2001 6:43 pm

If you can't think of anything constructive, then shut up.

By the way, I think I been here longer than you.  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile So... I will stay and gain as many respected users as I can in the future.  Smile

 
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RE: How To Become A B 747 Pilot?

Tue Apr 17, 2001 6:51 pm

UnitedAirline:

You will have to gain experience. Do you currently have a licence or rating on any aircraft? Im guessing no. Airlines only take the very best.

Also, please stop with the "ive been here longer than you" and "ive got more respected users than you" as you said to wishihadalife its very babyish!!


If you really do want the info. You can go to www.qantas.com.au and go to employment.

Tim
 
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RE: How To Become A B 747 Pilot?

Tue Apr 17, 2001 10:38 pm

Tim:


Airlines DO take the best. I am sure I am capable of doing the work.  Smile The main problem is......... Hong Kong does not provide that many opportunities for those who are interested in flying a plane.

Let's have a go! But let me first find out the procedures as well as qualifications of becoming a pilot.

Well, I don't see why people have to ask you to leave. Isn't that what you call mature Tim?

Just my 2 cents.


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United Airline, Read This

Wed Apr 18, 2001 12:19 am

United Airline,

Go to PPrune, they have recruitment policy for wannabes in HongKong. You might be interested !



http://www.pprune.org



Then click on Wannabes !

Hope this helps !

Reply if you still require assistance !

Cheers,
Herman Big grin



 
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RE: United Airline, Read This

Wed Apr 18, 2001 1:42 am

By the way, I think I been here longer than you.


I don't think so pal.

So... I will stay and gain as many respected users as I can in the future.  


Good for you. A respected users list is the most important thing in the world. My self-esteem will be crushed if I don't have as many respected users as you do.
 
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RE: How To Become A B 747 Pilot?

Wed Apr 18, 2001 3:00 am

WISHIHADALIFE and United Airline: These discussions doesn't belong here. Take that on your mail so we can get rid of these playground posts.

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RE: How To Become A B 747 Pilot?

Wed Apr 18, 2001 4:39 am

Dontcha just love it. The 13-15 yr olds taking the high ground over playground posts!  Smile
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RE: How To Become A B 747 Pilot?

Wed Apr 18, 2001 7:19 am

This site might give you some answers to your questions

http://hometown.aol.com/atelierdsn/ups.html


First, get a degree. If you want to fly the right seat of a 74 you need a degree. ERAU is a good school if you don't have a degree.

Second, get all your ratings with NO lapses. Comair acadamy and Flight Safety INTL. air good for this and will help with jet time.

Third, build flight hours especially PIC time.

I could go on but the 3 things I posted will help get you there. DON'T get discouraged because you probably won't start out flying a 747 and making $$$. It is a tough road but if your persistant and determined it will eventually pay off for you!

 
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RE: How To Become A B 747 Pilot?

Wed Apr 18, 2001 11:59 am

How long does it take from training to becoming a pilot flying for an airline?
 
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RE: How To Become A B 747 Pilot?

Fri Apr 20, 2001 2:56 am

United,

Do you qualify for either Cathay or Dragonair's cadet scheme?
 
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RE: How To Become A B 747 Pilot?

Sat Apr 21, 2001 4:24 pm

What are the CX and Dragonair schemes like, do they treat the cadets well?
 
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RE: How To Become A B 747 Pilot?

Sat Apr 21, 2001 5:16 pm

Where do I get info about the Cadet Scheme of CX and Dragonair?
 
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RE: How To Become A B 747 Pilot?

Sun Apr 22, 2001 12:38 pm

go to www.cathaypacific.com to start with, and go from there......
 
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RE: How To Become A B 747 Pilot?

Sun Apr 22, 2001 1:15 pm

"How long does it take from training to becoming a pilot flying for an airline?"


Hey Bud, in most cases, it takes a VERY long time to become a 744 pilot. It's hard enough to get hired by an airline. Then you have to start at the bottom of the list. I think it takes pilots +10 years to make it to the 744 once they are hired!

I'm not sure about other countries, but I know most US airlines require you have have an ATP before you even get hired! To get the ATP you have to have 1500 hours of flight time.

It takes a really long time. Don't rush things, your day will come soon enough!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy