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Dentist-cum-Airline Pilot?
Pilot Career - Becoming a Pilot
Tuesday, 01 January 2013 05:38

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Hi Capt. Lim,

Happy new year to you!

I've been having this problem of choosing a future career between dentistry and piloting.

My initial dream was to become an airline pilot. I had the love for flying after my first trip overseas at the age of 12 (I’m now 22). I however found myself going to dental school and currently in my 5th of 6 years.

I seem to enjoy dentistry but I just can't keep my mind off aviation. Almost anytime I’m online, I see myself browsing planes and reading about the airline industry.

I still would love to be an airline pilot but is it possible to combine it with the practice of dentistry?

Thank you

Randy

Hi Randy,

If you are a pilot, the airlines would require you to work full time for them as they have invested a lot of money training you on that specific plane.

I believe it is possible for you to acquire your professional pilot license privately whilst being a dentist. This would enable you to do, probably charter flights on a part-time basis but this would normally not be possible on an airline.

Thereafter, having been in private practice as a dentist and pilot for a while, you have to make up your mind either to be one or the other fulltime.

As a private pilot flying part time in the general aviation, it would take you a very long time to gain experience before the airlines would even look at you. Moreover, airlines slots for pilots are very limited and the competition is very strong all over if you hope to get into the main stream of airlines flying.

My opinion is that, a dentist-cum-airline pilot job is very unusual and only exists privately.

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I have a friend of mine, who was my Flight Instructor and got my license thanks to him, who has been flying the airlines for a long time now and is also an active police officer. He is the perfect example that a Pilot can have another career on the side.
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