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why is it so hard to become a pilot?

You need so many things from school to become one.

Thank you comment icon I dont have personal experience in this department but I would have to safely assume its due to the risk factors associated with flying. If you think about it, we require classes and testing to operate a car, and a plane is much more dangerous therefore, the classes would be more extensive to account for that Sallie Young

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Wim’s Answer

As a pilot, you get the exciting opportunity to control an intricate piece of machinery. But remember, with the intricacy comes the possibility of hiccups. Mastering the art of flying might be the simplest part; the real challenge lies in understanding how to ensure the plane is ready to fly, how to keep it in top-notch condition (or verify it's been properly maintained), how to navigate it following the rules (like sticking to flight paths), and how to handle any unexpected situations. These aspects form the bulk of your training. They require a solid foundation and plenty of practice, particularly when you're flying a plane packed with passengers who are counting on you, their trusted pilot, to get them to their destination safely.
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david’s Answer

Hi, Kason,
I don't understand your question. That is, there are many flight schools available, and licensing is well documented. I will agree that becoming a commercial pilot has varying requirements, as different companies may have other requirements than possession of a pilot's license. There are generally a minimum number of flight hours required, plus a minimum number of instrument hours required, but those requirements are for safety reasons. If you are interested in becoming a pilot, I encourage you to visit a flight school and talk with an instructor on the steps available to you there. All the best in your pursuits.
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Richard J (Rich)’s Answer

Not a pilot - but having flight experience both in the US Air Force, Civil Air Patrol, and commercially - the bottomline is that it is a very demanding environment. Flying is not like driving a car where if something goes wrong you pull over to the side of the road or it is not a "grounded environment" where you have streets, and stop signs, etc.

When you are in the air - you have to have the skills to handle not only normal flight rules do you don't run into another aircraft, but you have to know how to handle a myriad of emergency situations. You just can't pull over and figure it out.

So - why is it so hard to become a pilot. Many of done it - so there is nothing to say you can't do it to. But, you have to realize - that without the proper training before you pilot in the air - you are putting yourself and others at risk. It is a very complicated environment to operate in - thus the extensive ground and air training before you can be cut loose. You can do it - you just have to go through the motions with proper instruction.

I hope this helps.
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Aisha’s Answer

Being a commercial or airline pilot is a challenging and demanding profession, but also rewarding. Pilots have many opportunities to travel and fulfill their passion to fly a large aircraft.

Becoming a commercial airline pilot requires considerable study and training, as well as many hours of flying time. It requires a lot of dedication, commitment and hard work to become a commercial pilot, but can be a rewarding career path for anyone who loves to travel and enjoys a challenge.

The question is do you find the hard work too much? If so, possibly changing career ideas is the way to go.
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Adrian’s Answer

For many reasons, becoming a pilot is a challenging endeavor. For starters, you'll need to put in a lot of time and effort. A pilot's understanding of aviation theory and ability in the cockpit must be comprehensive. Workers need to be in good physical shape to handle the stresses of lengthy travels and adjusting to new time zones.

Second, being a pilot requires extensive and time-consuming training. Training includes both classroom instruction and hands-on experience in a flying simulator and real aircraft. Many individuals may be put off by the steep price of training programs. Also, there is a lot of rivalry in the aviation industry. There's a lot of competition for the few available slots in pilot training programs and positions since so many individuals are interested in this field.

Last but not least, the work itself may be difficult, what with the long hours, unpredictable timetables, and the duty of securely transporting people and goods. Pilots need to be quick thinkers, able to make sound decisions under pressure, and comfortable with dealing with the unexpected.
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