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How can i be a pilot?

Flying in the sky is my dream

Thank you comment icon If you can't afford flying right now just go to your local airport and spend as much time as you can there. Try and get a job there. Meet pilots and just have fun there. But I think the military is the way to go as far as training. Jose Guevara

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Steven’s Answer

Tamas

One approach would be to check your local airports for flight instruction schools. Many have programs that are an introduction to flying. You can go visit them, get an introduction to flying and many times even get a demo flight. Then if you really enjoy it you can discuss with them their flight training program. Then you are off and running. Some colleges also have full flight programs that you can enroll in. The military is another option but depending on what you would want to fly, the requirements may be different. Once you start it is all up to you as to how far you want to go. You may be happy with just a private pilots license. You may want to continue building you skills and getting additional ratings (instrument, multi-engine, commercial) and take your flying career down a path that suits you best. Good Luck.
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Wayne’s Answer

Tamas - I cannot add much more than what has already been stated:
You should also try and attend a FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Part 141 Flight Training Course.
The cost for a Private Pilots License will be somewhere around $10,000 to $15,000. You can contact your local flight schools and visit them and they will explain the whole program to you. You will probably require about 60 to 75 hours to get your pilots license. The most important and cheapest way to acquire you pilots license is to have enough money so you can fly 2 to 3 times per week. This reduces the amount of relearning.
Another way is to decide which airline you would like to work for, get any job with them and there is a possibility to get some of your flight training paid for and then get a job as a pilot with them.
In your search area just type in something like: "airline pilot training programs"
Some website:
Delta Airlines - Propel Program: https://www.delta.com/us/en/careers/pilots/propel
Alaska Airlines - Ascend Program: https://careers.alaskaair.com/career-opportunities/pilots/pilot-training/
United Airlines - Aviate Program: https://unitedaviate.com/
American Airlines -Cadet Academy: https://aacadetacademy.com/
I would also recommend having a backup plan in case you cannot pass the Flight Physical.
A Private Pilot is required to have a 3rd Class Medical - has to be renewed every 2 years.
A Commercial Pilot, (you can fly for hire) requires a 2nd Class Medical - has to be renewed every year.
An Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), they fly the Boeing, Airbus Aircraft - requires a 1st Class Medical - has to be renewed every 6 months.
If you join the Military, at the end of your enlistment you will have X amount of dollars for your education. A military recruiter can provide more information for you.
Best wishes on your Career.
Wayne
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Alexzandria’s Answer

Well first things first you have to figure out how to get your licenses. you have to get a private pilot's license and instrument license and a commercial multi license you can go to a university and get your certification through their program or you can find a local Flight School because a college degree is preferred and no longer required or you can go the military route and get your certification there, there are many ways to do it just pick away that works for you. I went the university route, but you have to find the best way that works for you.
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