Is it necessary to do aeronautical engineering 2 become a pilot?
I'm in my third year level now and next school year(that would be this year, in June) I'm gonna be a senior high, then it's time to choose the next part of life. The point is that I wanted to become a pilot but before becoming a pilot we need 4 to 5 years, is Aeronautical Engineer okay? or there are more better course to enter before entering a pilot school? Help please. this is my dream.
Asked By: YunBbie - 2/5/2010
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I am a Canadian whose job was in Aerospace recruitment. I sourced applicable candidates here in Canada, USA, UK, Taiwan and Brazil. In my opinion, the need for good, highly skilled personnel in the category of Aeronautical Engineering & Flight Sciences is on-going. Within that subgroup there are categories such as... More
Answered By: Warren . - 2/5/2010
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Aeronautical engineering is in no way necessary to become a pilot. Having said that it would be extremely helpful, but Maths & Physics would also be fine.
Answered By: IB - 2/5/2010
My answer applies to the US. I suspect that in other places, that the same thing is true, but I have no certain knowledge... More
Answered By: RickH - 2/5/2010
No. You can just take a course to train to become a pilot.It's expensive though. Becoming an aeronautical engineer is normally a 4 year degree that enables you to work on aeroplanes but not fly them. These are two different kinds of qualifications in the same field. Good luck !
Answered By: Maxeddw - 2/5/2010
Engineers design planes. Pilots fly them.
Answered By: DETREVNI - 2/5/2010
It is not necessary to hold a B.S. Aero. Eng. degree to become a pro pilot. However, after having said that, you will have a lot of edge if you do have one than, say, somebody who has another degree in communications/journalism or a BA in whatever. This is still a very competitive environment, and airlines will choose... More
Answered By: L i e b e s t o d - 2/5/2010
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