The career path of a commercial airline pilot
During our childhoods, many of us aspired to be a pilot when we were older, but what does the qualification process actually include?
For the first time in 30 years, becoming a professional pilot is within the reach of people who once only dreamed of it. We’re in a time of skyrocketing demand for pilots, and the number of aviation jobs grows daily. The sky is calling, and if a pilot’s career has been your dream, now is the time to act.
With a multitude of licences to choose from, a minimum amount of flight hours required, as well as requiring to demonstrate skills and knowledge to their flight instructor before they are even considered for a private pilot’s license, the task is not an easy one.
In addition to the knowledge and technical tests, regular physical exams involving vision tests, must be passed in order to keep the status of the licence up-to-date and even then, obtaining pilot certificates is often not enough for a person to be hired as a commercial pilot. Most commercial pilot jobs, including airline and corporate pilot jobs, require a minimum number of hours just to apply. It’s not uncommon for a person to earn a commercial pilot certificate and still not have enough qualifications to apply for an airline job.
However, opportunities for pilots today are better than ever before, with Boeing and Airbus recently forecasting that the Aviation industry will require up to 617,000 new pilots by 2035, it's never been a better time to make your breakthrough.
We at McGinley Aviation can help you in your final steps, or even advise from your very first. We’re on hand to help turn your dreams, hard-work and training into a full-time reality. Why not give us a call on 0330 024 1341 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today?