Will an Aeronautical Engineering degree help me become a pilot?
I'll be going to university next year in the UK and am wondering if an aeronautical engineering degree will help me get a job at one of the major airlines, I'm talking BA or Virgin. Obviously I'll go to flight school after I get my degree, OAT and I will have my ppl before I go to university. I have read many conflicting reports about it not helping people on bit, but surely this degree would set you apart from the other applicants without it? Danke!
Asked By: Sam B - 6/22/2007
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Logically it should. The candidates that usually go to the top of the list are those who flew heavy haulers in the military. Thousands of hours of experience and flight time. Your degree will probably place you right behind them, and above the rest.
Answered By: gromit801 - 6/22/2007
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If it ends up not helping you to become a pilot, it would help you get a job as an air traffic controller, I'd bet.
Answered By: derelictdream - 6/22/2007
No more so than any other degree. Although you will have a head start on learning to fly. Good luck.
Answered By: John B - 6/22/2007
All an aeronautical engineering degree will show is that you think you like the aviation field, and that you have the ability to achieve in a field as hard as engineering. These are a plus but, of the many pilots I know flying the 'majors' very few have gone this direction. I personally have one in aerospace... More
Answered By: flea - 6/22/2007
You bet it will....go for it
Answered By: walt554 - 6/22/2007
Best advice would be, do your Aeronautical degree first and work as a engineer for a few years. pay for your flying as you go, this shows the employer that you have the commitment to stick with it through the tough money times. Over somebody who has had it all funded by parents or student loan as this is seen as bit of... More
Answered By: Nathan M - 6/22/2007
Not necessary... More
Answered By: Av8trxx - 6/24/2007
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