Who's Online

We have 1513 guests online

Live Traffic Feed

Life in the Skies

'A Local Bestseller!'

What Tony says
(See here)
and Book Launch video here
 
What others say

Les Posen
(See
here)

Yvonne Lee
(See
here)

Louisa Lim & Allan Koay
(See
here)

Aireen Omar, Asran & Bo Lingam
(See
here)

38 Readers' Comments
(See here)

Get an autographed copy here

AMAZON.COM  -  To Order, please Click here 

(eBook) Kindle edition - please Click here

Latest Comment

What are the eyesigh
Captain, I am in class 11 in India and want to bec

What are the eyesigh
PLEASE stop asking about your eyes!!! Read the art

Vomiting on long hau
I have traveled a lot (almost 2 million miles) the

Can you become an ai
Hi captain , I had an accident 15 yrs ago and ha

Does a jet aircraft
Reading through the comments was both entertaining

Does a jet aircraft
So many nonsense here... Earth isn't flat. Period.

What are the cruisin
"how in the hell can you reach JFK if you leave fr

What are the eyesigh
tjsoihsdojfsioufs f post

What are the procedu
Hello Sir, I am currently B737NG Cpt.TRI /TRE hol

Could an A320 pilot
I plan to do ATR 72 -600 type rating , for that be

Paperback Version

 For Local Availability - Check Here
 
Home > Becoming a Pilot > Many questions from another aspiring pilot.
Many questions from another aspiring pilot.
Pilot Career - Becoming a Pilot
Sunday, 16 December 2007 18:49

Hello Captain Lim,

I have been dreaming of becoming a commercial pilot one day. I am 16 years old (still in school) and I would like to gather some information regarding this profession:-

1. What subjects do I need to take?

2. When I leave school, do I go direct to a flying school or do I have to go to a university first?

3. What are the different ranks of a pilot?

4. Is it true that when I wear glasses, I cannot become a pilot?

5. How long does it take to become a pilot and when do one become a Captain?

6. How much does a Captain or a First Officer get paid?

7. Does it cost a lot to go to flying training school?

Thank you for answering my questions.

Paddy

Hi Paddy,

1. You need to be good in Science subjects. You must have at least credits in GCE 'O' level in Mathematics, Physics and English or its equivalent. 

2. This depends on which airlines you are applying for. A University qualification is not a requirement in some Carriers but because of the very keen competition, you may lose out in some cases.

3. A Captain has 4 bars on his epaulet, a Senior First Officer, three bars, a First Officer, two bars and a Second Officer, one bar.

4 Wearing glasses does not necessary disqualify one from becoming a pilot. Please read previous FAQs on this subject.

5. Please read previous FAQ.

6. Salaries for Captain and First Officer vary from airlines to airlines. Here are some typical examples of annual salary in US$ ( * they are average salaries and approximates for comparison purposes only) for the 10 major airlines. It is also not possible to give exact figures because some salary structures depend on airplane types and other miscellaneous allowances.

Airlines First Officer - 5 years service* Captain - 12 years service* 

1 American US$100,000.00 US$240,000.00 
2 British Airways US$140,000.00 US$230,000.00 
3 Cathay Pacific US$110,000.00 US$250,000.00 
4 Continental  US$115,000.00 US$200,000.00
5 Delta US$160,000.00 US$260,000.00 
6 Emirates US$70,000.00 US$150,000.00 
7 KLM US$100,000.00 US$200,000.00 
8 Lufthansa US$100,000.00 US$200,000.00
9 Qantas US$100,000.00 US$200,000.00 
10 Singapore US$ 60,000.00  US$140,000.00 

7. It depends on which country you intend to pursue your flying training.

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Subscribe to this comment's feed

Write comment

smaller | bigger

busy
 

Paperback Version

 For Local Availability - Check Here

Recommended By..


LIFE IN THE SKIES

'A Local Bestseller!'

Recommended by

Patrick Smith
Boston USA
(See
here)

Capt Meryl Getline
ex-United Airlines USA
(See
here)

Capt Doug Morris
Canadian Airlines
(See
here)

Capt  Robert J Boser
ex-United Airlines USA
(See
here)

38 Readers' Comments
(See here)

Get an autographed copy here

AMAZON.COM  -  To Order, please Click here 

(eBook) Kindle edition - please Click here

View Book Launch video here

Follow me

@CaptKHLim

Like What You Read?


If you like what you read, more stories are found in my book LIFE IN THE SKIES (Preview here) and you can purchase a copy here. To check for any latest updates or postings, you can follow my Twitter at @CaptKHLim or Facebook here

MH 370 Interviews

Click here to View

10 Most Popular Posts



Disclaimer | Privacy
2004 - 2011 © AskCaptainLim.com | Site Concept by eQuilec.com