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What can I do to begin a career in piloting commercial planes?

I don't mean to give out any personal information, but I'm in high school and I live in southern California, fyi. So, what can I do to pursue a career in commercial piloting? Do I have to go to a certain school? Are there any piloting schools around California? Are there any important requirements that I should know? I would love to work with aeronautics, and especially pilot a plane, but I've never seen any female captains or pilots in the commercial flighting industry, only flight attendants and such. This kind of puts me down. I'm a bit skeptical about what should I do in life, but I don't want to give up so easily. And this is based on my experience, so no offense to anyone.

Asked By: Jay - 5/21/2007
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Hey, I personally know a female captain in an important airline! It's true that there aren't many, but there are more & more female pilots in commercial aviation... More
Answered By: pegasegirl - 5/21/2007
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Study what you have a passion for. If it's your goal to become an airline pilot, then all they require is some sort of 4 year degree and specific pilot experience. The degree can be in anything. It's just to show that you can be taught and have dedication. They really just want to see those flight ratings. You... More
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Answered By: Brad - 5/21/2007
 
Get a four year degree in an engineering field. Then join the Air Force and become a cargo/transport pilot... More
Answered By: gromit801 - 5/21/2007
 
Miltary training would be the best and most economical but it is also the hardest physically and does require a 4yr degree to go in as officer. I work for large shipping operation and know several female captains and ones with 15-20 yrs experience are making $300K a year. Right now you need to concentrate on your... More
Answered By: Kentuckygearhead - 5/21/2007
 
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