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What is the best electives to take in high school so that it becomes easier to be a pilot?


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Zach’s Answer

Pilots can come from any variety of backgrounds because the training you receive is thorough and specialized. Math and engineering courses may help, but are not necessary. The most important thing you can do in high school to make pilot training easier is to develop good study habits, whatever the class is.

I have been flying in the military for 7 years and I took general electives in high school, and studied business in college. I did not have any trouble, at least not more than the average student, in pilot training. In fact, I have not noticed any correlation between the level of skill in a pilot and the subject of their college background. Some engineers had in-depth knowledge on specific aspects (e.g., aeronautics, electrical, etc) of being a pilot, but did not necessarily increase their general piloting skill.


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Roy’s Answer

I believe Math and Sciences may help one understand aviation curriculum a little easier but I don't believe one has to be an A student to excel in Aviation. One also needs to have reading and writing skills. At the end of the day, I believe anyone can excel in the career path they choose if they apply themselves. Flying the airplane is the easy part of being a pilot. If I had to recommend any courses, find something that helps develop good decision making skills!

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