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♪how can I become a major pilot in a major airline like American airlines or U.S continental?

I really want to becom a pilot but i will be a freshmen this year and i have never taken a flight class in my life. What should i do? is it to late? i wanted to become a pilot since i was like 5 or 6 but i don't exactly have heaps of money sitting around and i'd like to know your opinion on the best way to do this. Thank you! ♪ sorry i forgot to add that I'm NOT joining the military. I'm not a petty or anything i just don't beleive fighting and bombing is the way to settle our differances.

Asked By: purple_paper_clip - 6/4/2010
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There is no easy way to the career that you want, nor is it cheap without going the military way (which is the route I took). First of all, airlines would like you to have a degree. It doesn't have to be a degree in aviation; they just want you to have one. Good thing to have a degree other than in aviation as a fall... More
Answered By: ♦♦♦ Liebestod ♦♦♦ - 6/5/2010
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The best way is to join the Air Force and learn to fly fighters, then once your out you should be able to get on as a co-pilot until you have enough flight hours. Typically you have to start with a small regional carrier such as American Eagle.
Answered By: Queen - 6/4/2010
 
Learning to fly airplanes isn't a bad place to start. If you've never flown a plane, go to a local flight school and take a fam flight. See what it's like.
Answered By: Viola At Neon - 6/4/2010
 
Should you somehow make it to either one of those carriers (which is highly unlikely) don't mention your views on the military to your PIC. Chances are very high that the PIC is a former military aviator and that could make your time in the cockpit very uncomfortable.
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Answered By: MrAUDU - 6/4/2010
 
First take an intro to flying lesson so you see how it is to fly a real plane and then decide whether or not you want to continue.
Answered By: New Yorker - 6/4/2010
 
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