If you are dreaming to pursue a glamorous and an exciting profession, and what else could be better than becoming a pilot? However, to make this dream come true, submitting a resume and expecting someone to call you back with a job offer is not enough instead, it requires sheer determination and patience as it may take up to 10 years to become more than ‘just a good pilot’.
It goes without saying, you need to be serious and committed. Besides this, here are 5 tips to follow to become an airline pilot:
“Why do you want to be a pilot?” is one question that you’ll surely be asked at a pilot job interview, so make sure you’re certain about your answer. So, make sure that you introspect and analyse your desire to become a pilot deeply to find the answer to this question.
Before you choose aviation as your profession research well about everything that is related to your profession, like ‘from where to get a degree’, ‘how much is the fee’ and ‘how to get a license’ and more such questions.
To become a commercial pilot, you need to apply and get a Class 1 medical certificate by taking a medical examination at an Aeromedical Centre (AMC). The examination includes general blood and urine tests along with eye and cardiac tests.
Since professional flight training is one of the most expensive courses, you need to safeguard your investment. For this, research is key; research everything about your chosen organization and their payment protection programme.
Though the journey of becoming a commercial pilot is quite tough and full of hurdles at various places, remember that winners never quit. You must go on as there is no easy way to reach the sky.