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I am 27, I was visiting John Lennon Airport in Liverpool the other day as I want to get my passport soon and travel.
I am 27 and have zero experience with actually flying a plane myself.

When I got home from the airport I felt so envious of the Pilot's and how lucky they are, while I was at home they would be preparing to fly away from the airport up into the clouds and somewhere hot and exotic.

I have been looking on the internet for information no how one would become a Pilot for commercial airlines and I got mixed reviews.

what do you think ? thanks
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(Original post by Cleverboy1991)
I am 27, I was visiting John Lennon Airport in Liverpool the other day as I want to get my passport soon and travel.
I am 27 and have zero experience with actually flying a plane myself.

When I got home from the airport I felt so envious of the Pilot's and how lucky they are, while I was at home they would be preparing to fly away from the airport up into the clouds and somewhere hot and exotic.

I have been looking on the internet for information no how one would become a Pilot for commercial airlines and I got mixed reviews.

what do you think ? thanks
I recommend actually getting some flight experience before you commit to this career. It costs a lot per lesson, but could pay off you fall in love with flying.

Also, keep in mind that pilots don't necessarily get the chance to enjoy the places they fly passengers to, as they are doing a job and therefore can't take holidays at every destination. Most likely they'd stay close to/in the airport until their next flight.
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(Original post by Cleverboy1991)
I am 27, I was visiting John Lennon Airport in Liverpool the other day as I want to get my passport soon and travel.
I am 27 and have zero experience with actually flying a plane myself.

When I got home from the airport I felt so envious of the Pilot's and how lucky they are, while I was at home they would be preparing to fly away from the airport up into the clouds and somewhere hot and exotic.

I have been looking on the internet for information no how one would become a Pilot for commercial airlines and I got mixed reviews.

what do you think ? thanks
Search the careers threads. Loads of stuff on how to get into it.



Simple answer;

Have lots of money.
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Make sure you want to get into flying for the right reasons not just because you think it sounds ‘cool’ to call yourself a pilot.

The training is long, hard and very expensive. It will soon weed out those that have a real passion and those that do not.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fantastic career in many respects, great fun, well paid, exciting. But it can also be a pain in the arse with very early starts, night flights, standbys and often living out of a suitcase.

Find your local flying school and sign up for a trial lesson to see if it’s really something you’d like to peruse.
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I met some trainee pilots in Southampton. Google that to find the course and check the requirements. My son learnt to fly a Cessna, and even back then the lessons were about £140 each. Plus you have to learn about airport law. Plus you can never really relax, whether taking off, landing or when you’re up in the air.

If you are really interested I would suggest you look into it.

I would imagine you would need some academic qualifications as well?
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I would imagine you would need some academic qualifications as well?
Not really.

Only in the sense that it demonstrates you're a strong candidate, but there's no requirement to be a degree holder.
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What I meant was A levels?
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Not really.

Only in the sense that it demonstrates you're a strong candidate, but there's no requirement to be a degree holder.
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What I meant was A levels?
Again, not really.
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that's interesting. So what are the qualities they are looking for?
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Again, not really.
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it's really like being a bus driver but in the sky ?

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that's interesting. So what are the qualities they are looking for?
Able to pay for it.
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I can remember a German GCSE question, where a pilot said just that! My son M... was considering becoming a pilot, and was almost ready to fly solo, when this put him off. That and the difficulty of getting a job after your training (his flying trainer had many flying hours under his belt but still unable to secure employment). However he was in his thirties. Maybe you need to start younger.

Maybe OP could start with the RAF? Surely they would teach him to fly?

https://www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment/r...SAAEgKdX_D_BwE

https://www.l3commercialaviation.com...s/southampton/
https://www.taysideaviation.degree/?...SAAEgL4yfD_BwE

There's an event in Manchester on July 6th you may be interested in
https://www.l3commercialaviation.com/events/


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it's really like being a bus driver but in the sky ?

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I can remember a German GCSE question, where a pilot said just that! My son M... was considering becoming a pilot, and was almost ready to fly solo, when this put him off. That and the difficulty of getting a job after your training (his flying trainer had many flying hours under his belt but still unable to secure employment). However he was in his thirties. Maybe you need to start younger.

Maybe OP could start with the RAF? Surely they would teach him to fly?

https://www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment/r...SAAEgKdX_D_BwE

https://www.l3commercialaviation.com...s/southampton/
https://www.taysideaviation.degree/?...SAAEgL4yfD_BwE

There's an event in Manchester on July 6th you may be interested in
https://www.l3commercialaviation.com/events/
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Maybe OP could start with the RAF? Surely they would teach him to fly?
Joining the RAF to learn how to fly for an airline is like trying to join an F1 team to pass your driving test.

Absolutely DO NOT DO IT if your ambition is airline pilot.
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How would you recommend to OP he goes about it, then?

Certainly the Southampton course sounds ok, doesn't it?
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Joining the RAF to learn how to fly for an airline is like trying to join an F1 team to pass your driving test. Absolutely DO NOT DO IT if your ambition is airline pilot.
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How would you recommend to OP he goes about it, then?

Certainly the Southampton course sounds ok, doesn't it?
There are several hundred threads in the careers forums about this, they should go read them.

But OP is also a serial troll, so I'm not taking them too seriously.
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Oh really? That's a shame. So he's been wasting both our time then.

I'm sure you have better things to do with your Sunday, as have I.

Have a good afternoon.
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There are several hundred threads in the careers forums about this, they should go read them.

But OP is also a serial troll, so I'm not taking them too seriously.
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Oh really? That's a shame. So he's been wasting both our time then.

I'm sure you have better things to do with your Sunday, as have I.

Have a good afternoon.
I have had created a few troll threads but this isnt one of them. I am seriously considering to become a pilot
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I have had created a few troll threads but this isnt one of them. I am seriously considering to become a pilot
Best will in the world then, you're too late.
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Visits airport once, wants to become pilot👍
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