What can I do to become a Pilot?

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  1. Dchoi

    Dchoi New Member

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    So I'm new to all this, So I want to start off with a couple questions.
    1) Is joining the Air force very beneficial to becoming a commercial or airline pilot?
    2) If so what can I do to guide myself into that path?
    3) Does every college provide ROTC?
    4) How can I become a commissioned pilot
    5) Are there other ways to become an airline or commercial pilot of any sort
     
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    fencersmother Founding Member

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    1) Is joining the Air force very beneficial to becoming a commercial or airline pilot?
    Joining the Air Force is a great way to have a MILITARY career. IF you make it through, and if you get chosen for UPT, and *IF* you make it through UPT, and if you put in 20 years as a pilot for the AF, you MIGHT become a commercial pilot.

    2) If so what can I do to guide myself into that path?
    Get the best grades possible, have excellent leadership experience, be the best athlete you can be, be devoted to your country and to serving it for many years.

    3) Does every college provide ROTC?
    No, but ROTC detatchments are regional in many cases.

    4) How can I become a commissioned pilot
    You could enroll in the commercial pilot program at the Community College of Beaver county (pA), or go to Embry-Riddle U, or take flight lessons on your own (be prepared to spend many thousands of dollars, like over $100K to get the necessary experience, and even then, the requirements change with some frequency).

    5) Are there other ways to become an airline or commercial pilot of any sort
    I might suggest you look this up (see above, #4).
     
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    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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