what a level do i need to take to become a pilot?

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so I'm currently in my final year of school and its my passion to become a pilot so i ask what courses should i take in college to become a pilot
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so I'm currently in my final year of school and its my passion to become a pilot so i ask what courses should i take in college to become a pilot
Are you hoping to become a commercial pilot or a military pilot?

https://nationalcareersservice.direc.../airline-pilot explains the standard pathways for commercial airline pilots
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so I'm currently in my final year of school and its my passion to become a pilot so i ask what courses should i take in college to become a pilot
I'm in year 13 with the same goal. I've done some research and found that most flight schools don't have specific requirements for application. (Unless, you're completely set on a uni/college course) Although, they do prefer the normal ones, i.e. maths and physics
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(Original post by rajanvara)
I'm in year 13 with the same goal. I've done some research and found that most flight schools don't have specific requirements for application. (Unless, you're completely set on a uni/college course) Although, they do prefer the normal ones, i.e. maths and physics
Computer Science is pretty good as well i have heard
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Computer Science is pretty good as well i have heard
Yeah, those kinds of subjects are always desired
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A friend of mine is at Bucks Uni for air transport w/ commercial flight training, got in with an extended BTEC in IT.

A levels aren't really what you need, what you need is loads of money..
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A friend of mine is at Bucks Uni for air transport w/ commercial flight training, got in with an extended BTEC in IT.

A levels aren't really what you need, what you need is loads of money..
Not really.... To enrol in a flight school you need at least 3 a levels. Not complete sure you'd need to do it at uni but you'd waste time.
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Sorry to disappoint you but there is no actual degree to become a pilot. There are degrees in conjunction with the pilot training but you then have to pay the tuition fees (covered by student finance) plus the flying fees (not covered by student finance). The cheapest option appears to be to go to a flying school where you are looking at upwards of £60k.There is no cheaper option.
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maths, further maths, physics and computer science
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Am doing economics maths and IT
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I do, further maths, pure maths and physics. What you actually need is your high school's diploma that you graduated from. A levels/ Igcses are not entry requirements, so dont worry.
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What do you mean
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Basically STEM subjects
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You can go in through the RAF.
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I can train you on my RC plane
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(Original post by rajanvara)
Not really.... To enrol in a flight school you need at least 3 a levels. Not complete sure you'd need to do it at uni but you'd waste time.
Sorry to burst your bubble but I’m studying with airways aviation in oxford on a 18 month intergrated course, £89000 just for some more info and honestly all they want is gcse’s, they do their own in house assessments anyway so if you have the skills to become a pilot they can spot that in the skills exam, but it is fair to say some background knowledge in aviation, maths and physics wouldn’t go amiss. Also please please please make sure you do a taster flight or start working towards your ppl (private pilots licence) before you begin training, mostly because it’s costs about £1000 for your medical and your assessments and then a £3000 deposit to hold your place and then an extra £25000 a month before you commence ground school (the bit the ducks, eg 8-3:30 Monday-Friday, for 9 months) hope all of this helps, it’s a long old process to get into a school and you do need to be dedicated and it is a lot of money but if you wanna do it enough then you can. If you have any more questions feel free to dm me, i’d Be happy to help on stuff like what flight schools to choose or even if you want some advice with funding
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An A-Level in deep pockets apparently!
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You can go in through the RAF.
Yes and be tied down to a commission of 12 years. Not ideal if you want to go straight into commercial flying.

Also, pilots in the RAF don't get any kind of pilots license that would allow them to fly commercial airplanes. They have to complete a course upon discharge.
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Yes and be tied down to a commission of 12 years. Not ideal if you want to go straight into commercial flying.

Also, pilots in the RAF don't get any kind of pilots license that would allow them to fly commercial airplanes. They have to complete a course upon discharge.
Yeah there’s a couple RAF conversions going on at AA they’re paying like £30000
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Yeah there’s a couple RAF conversions going on at AA they’re paying like £30000
Ouch! I wonder if the RAF will pay for this through resettlement :curious:
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