What requirements do you need to be an airline pilot and what work experience is recommended?

I am 15 and considering pursuing a career in being an airlone pilot when i leve school. Also, what jobs involve working with a lot of people? Do you need 20 20 vision?

Asked By: Holly - 6/18/2009
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Sadly this airline industry has taking a huge beating in the last decade due to 9/11 terrorist attacks, the economy, oil prices, and in general poor unions... More
Answered By: Highway - 6/18/2009
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Airline pilots are required to hold a certificate called an ATP, or Airline Transport Pilot. Obtaining this will require that you hold a Class 1 medical certificate. In addition, along the way you get your private pilot's license, your commercial pilot's license, IFR certification, high performance, multi-engine and... More
Answered By: matthewspeed - 6/18/2009
Whatever you do, DO NOT join the military for the reasons stated here. You will NOT accumulate hours in the way as has been suggested here, and you will NOT have a "jump" on everyone else either. Expect to be locked into the military for nearly a decade before getting out (college included... More
Answered By: DreadWing - 6/18/2009
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