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    Hey! I'm currently doing my A levels (AS) and I have not chosen maths or physics, although I want to become a pilot in the future, and want to apply for an aviation degree with integrated pilot studies. Does anyone know if any of the Uni's which require maths and physics, offer a foundation degree, meaning I can do a foundation year, and then enter the undergraduate degree after? Thanks


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    (Original post by Benn777)
    Hey! I'm currently doing my A levels (AS) and I have not chosen maths or physics, although I want to become a pilot in the future, and want to apply for an aviation degree with integrated pilot studies. Does anyone know if any of the Uni's which require maths and physics, offer a foundation degree, meaning I can do a foundation year, and then enter the undergraduate degree after? Thanks


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    That's a great job, this website might help you if you're in Uk-
    http://www.flightdeckfriend.com/#!un...e-course/c235l

    By the way this one ( University of Hertford - Aerospace Technology with Pilot Studies) has entry requirements of ''240 UCAS points / GCE A Levels from a minimum of 2 A levels'' so I guess maths and physics are not needed
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    Why do you think that doing a degree with pilot studies is going to be the best way to become a pilot?

    It's worth noting that the flying lessons are typically not included in the tuition fees of such degrees e.g. Salford says that the flying elements will cost you £7608 http://www.salford.ac.uk/ug-courses/...-pilot-studies

    You can learn to fly yourself for far less than that - learn to fly gliders. It'll typically cost you around £7-8 per flight, including all costs (launch, instructor, use of plane etc.), and the skills are directly transferable to powered flight (though it's a sport and a legitimate way to be a pilot in and of itself). I once met a BA pilot who told me that he went gliding on the weekends because "this is real flying" - as opposed to flying a 747. There are several universities that have gliding clubs around the country https://www.gliding.co.uk/club-finder

    FWIW I know a few people who have applied for the BA Future Pilot training programme. What was the difference between those that got it and those that didn't? Gliding experience - not where they got their degree, grades, or anything else like that, but gliding experience (apparently most people that one of them talked to at the assessment centre had gliding experience, interestingly enough). I also know someone who used his gliding experience to join the RAF as a pilot, and who then became a commercial pilot later on.

    Go and do a degree in a subject you're actually interested in, go gliding alongside your degree - go solo, get your bronze cross country badge etc. etc. and then see where it takes you - either turning flying into a career or keeping it as a hobby - but you don't need a degree in pilot studies to get you there, and frankly it won't help you either.
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    Why do you think that doing a degree with pilot studies is going to be the best way to become a pilot?

    It's worth noting that the flying lessons are typically not included in the tuition fees of such degrees e.g. Salford says that the flying elements will cost you £7608 http://www.salford.ac.uk/ug-courses/...-pilot-studies

    You can learn to fly yourself for far less than that - learn to fly gliders. It'll typically cost you around £7-8 per flight, including all costs (launch, instructor, use of plane etc.), and the skills are directly transferable to powered flight (though it's a sport and a legitimate way to be a pilot in and of itself). I once met a BA pilot who told me that he went gliding on the weekends because "this is real flying" - as opposed to flying a 747. There are several universities that have gliding clubs around the country https://www.gliding.co.uk/club-finder

    FWIW I know a few people who have applied for the BA Future Pilot training programme. What was the difference between those that got it and those that didn't? Gliding experience - not where they got their degree, grades, or anything else like that, but gliding experience (apparently most people that one of them talked to at the assessment centre had gliding experience, interestingly enough). I also know someone who used his gliding experience to join the RAF as a pilot, and who then became a commercial pilot later on.

    Go and do a degree in a subject you're actually interested in, go gliding alongside your degree - go solo, get your bronze cross country badge etc. etc. and then see where it takes you - either turning flying into a career or keeping it as a hobby - but you don't need a degree in pilot studies to get you there, and frankly it won't help you either.
    Ditto the above, Gliding is a skill becoming more and more realised in the airline world because of the exceptional handling skills and upset recovery training done that powered doesn't have. Some of the selection team of BA FPP have gliding links and speak highly of it. Gliding is very affordable and is great fun with a brilliant Junior community, just check out UK Junior Gliding.
    Bursaries and Scholarships are plentiful to learn to fly, Take it from me I've just been lucky enough to finish my A Levels in 2015 and got sponsored to become a flying instructor with a paid job at the end of it for 6 months! Won't be so lucky when I want a job flying bigger things and having to fork out 100k!
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    bucks new university have an aviation and pilot degree with no subject requirements
 
 
 
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