I just graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree from UC Irvine (yesterday actually) and am strongly considering starting this journey to becoming an airline pilot now that I have the time to fully dedicate my life to this. I don’t want to stagnate sitting behind a desk in a regular job. That has always been something I’ve thought about throughout my years studying engineering.
I’ve always been interested in learning how to fly and it seems like such a badass job. The first step I’m going to take is going to my optometrist to get an updated check on my vision since I’m wearing contacts. Are there any certain vision minimums I must meet before being able to fly? Do the airlines have different vision requirements or is it standard across the board?