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    I'm really not enjoying A Levels, the content is difficult but not impossible, however I have no motivation to study and feel as though I am wasting my time. The goal is to be a pilot, and whilst many people have the misconception that you need degrees etc to be a pilot, I can tell you that this is not the case.

    I know people that have not even been to college and are now recently qualified pilots flying for certain low-cost carriers.

    I'm in a position to go into work, that will pay for my training bit by bit which should put me in a position where I can apply to an airline for a job.

    My question is aimed at those that know about the airline industry and recruitment. Is it sensible to just go for it or should I stick it out for another year?

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    (Original post by Channex)
    Hi,

    I'm really not enjoying A Levels, the content is difficult but not impossible, however I have no motivation to study and feel as though I am wasting my time. The goal is to be a pilot, and whilst many people have the misconception that you need degrees etc to be a pilot, I can tell you that this is not the case.

    I know people that have not even been to college and are now recently qualified pilots flying for certain low-cost carriers.

    I'm in a position to go into work, that will pay for my training bit by bit which should put me in a position where I can apply to an airline for a job.

    My question is aimed at those that know about the airline industry and recruitment. Is it sensible to just go for it or should I stick it out for another year?

    Thanks
    Commercial pilot roles are very competitive and therefore most pilots have degrees to give them an edge. Also, if you leave school without any qualifications you will have a low paying job and it will take you long to save up for a licence. WHy not just stick through it, give it your all, get a degree, work for a 5 years( at a higher salary) and then get your licence.
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    (Original post by life.of.pablo)
    Commercial pilot roles are very competitive and therefore most pilots have degrees to give them an edge. Also, if you leave school without any qualifications you will have a low paying job and it will take you long to save up for a licence. WHy not just stick through it, give it your all, get a degree, work for a 5 years( at a higher salary) and then get your licence.
    I have very good GCSE results, the job I am at now will pay enough for me to train. I don't need any qualifications to start training, and the airlines only state they need certain flying hours and licences, though I agree with you when you say they will prefer people with degrees etc. It's a tough call
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    (Original post by Channex)
    I have very good GCSE results, the job I am at now will pay enough for me to train. I don't need any qualifications to start training, and the airlines only state they need certain flying hours and licences, though I agree with you when you say they will prefer people with degrees etc. It's a tough call
    Everyone has GCSEs, and A Levels are well respected because of how difficult they are.

    You need to consider backup options for being a Pilot. I'm not saying it's impossible but as said above, it is very competitive. Finding a good job nowadays is difficult, and you need to do whatever you can to boost yourself.

    And besides, if you don't find the content impossible, I don't really see why you'd stop. You've already done a whole year and learned the content, it would be a waste to just give up. However, if you're not enjoying them, it's up to you to do what makes you happy. But if it's simply out of laziness or a lack of motivation, I'm just the same, but I'd still stick at it.
 
 
 
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