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Is it possible to be an airline pilot without going to a college?

If i graduate from high school and do all the flight schooling stuff, can i still get a job as a pilot for an airline?

Asked By: Wharf Rat - 3/10/2008
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If you want to be an airline pilot do this... More
Answered By: Andy B - 3/10/2008
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possible but not likely, you will be competing with pilots that do for the same job.
Answered By: cherokeeflyer_redux - 3/10/2008
 
it will be very hard, but you will probably have to go to college because 1) be competing with people who have gone to college and 2) most companies wont even pull you in for a interview if you havent gone to college.
Answered By: snyper - 3/10/2008
 
Yes it is possible, especially for a domestic airline, if you wanted to get to the bigger airlines, it is better to have a degree or something like it, but again not absolutely necessary. ....I'm from NZ though.
Answered By: Biggles - 3/10/2008
 
I doubt it. Most ATP's went to college because the airlines hire ex-military pilots and THEY all have College Degrees... More
Answered By: garrisonbight - 3/10/2008
 
Absolutely, I know several commercial pilots that did not go to college... More
Answered By: New Ohio runner - 3/10/2008
 
Yes, you will have to work a little bit harder to build up your flight hours (2500 needed for most major airlines (regionals going for far far less), although without a flight college degree, you would be best off with nearly 3000 hours... More
Answered By: Broken M - 3/10/2008
 
I've heard of it being done, but in my experience, it's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle... More
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