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.
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.
Richard J (Rich)’s Answer
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.
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.