Pilot Career -
Wednesday, 02 January 2008 20:08
Hi Capt Lim,
I have a few questions for you. I want to know, what level of education is required to be an airline pilot. I am 16 years old in the 10th grade. I really want to work for China Airlines or Singapore Airlines one day because, as a pilot, one gets to travel a lot.
I don't know what kind of education is required for this job. Do you have to be smart like those people who want to become a doctor or a genius to be a pilot? Can you please let me know.
Thanks a lot!,
Your question has been asked before. Please browse through the FAQ here and in other Pilot Career FAQ.
If you look at the academic requirement of most airlines pilots advertisements, they are nothing similar to those that are sought for in a medical course. You must be reasonably good in a Maths or a Science subject (usually Physics) at Advanced Level or its equivalent, but it would be an advantage if you have a Degree at the College or University. You don't have to be a genius but you must have common sense and be able to pass the pilot selection process. For more details, please check out the specific details at their web sites.