martinknife
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Will Airlines Change Education Requirements?

Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:09 pm

I was wondering do you think airlines in the United States will change education requirements from a four year degree in anything to a four year degree in an aviation related major? The reason I ask this is because a regional airline that I was looking at the pilot requirements for said this:

Flight Experience: The minimum flight time for an interview is 750 hours if the military pilot complies with FAR 16.159 and FAR 61.160; 1,000 hours if the pilot has graduated with a bachelor’s degree in an aviation major with at least 60 semester hours of aviation course work, as certified by the university, and has also obtained their commercial pilot certificate and instrument rating from an associated Part 141 school; 1,250 hours if the pilot has graduated with a bachelor’s degree or an associate degree in an aviation major with at least 30 semester hours of aviation course work, as certified by the university, and has also obtained their commerical pilot certificate and instrument rating from an associated Part 141 school. Applicants must have at least 50 hours of multi-engine fixed wing time. ExpressJet gives full credit for helicopter time. Certain credits to required hours may apply. Applicants for the Restricted ATP must comply with AC 61-139, FAR 61.159 and FAR 61.160.

There it said nothing about a non aviation related major. What do you think?
 
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RE: Will Airlines Change Education Requirements?

Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:07 pm

Quoting martinknife (Thread starter):
There it said nothing about a non aviation related major. What do you think?

Anyone from ExpressJet care to elaborate?

[Edited 2013-09-10 15:07:51]
 
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RE: Will Airlines Change Education Requirements?

Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:39 am

Those specific educational requirements have to do with being able to be excepted from having a minimum of 1500 hours to be hired. Notice the military does not have a specific educational requirement (by default an AF or USN pilot will be an officer and have a degree*). If you have the time for an unrestricted ATP you could have your degree in basket weaving if the airline requires a 4 year degree.

*I excluded Army aviators as they use Warrant Officers and I am not sure what the degree requirements are for them.

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[Edited 2013-09-10 17:44:28]
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