Hello my name is Amani. So I just turned 15 and I want to become a commercial airline pilot. Maybe even fly internationally one day. I am going in the 10th grade and I just wanted to know what I could do right now to set myself on the path of becoming a pilot? Will I need to go straight into college after high school, or will starting flight school be better. Could I start training now or do I need to be of a certain age to do that? I just want to make sure I know the right things to do to become a pilot.
The best thing that you can do right now is to do well in high school and put yourself in a position to get into a good college. Once in college it really doesn’t matter what you major in, in fact I recommend picking something other than aviation as it is always good to have a backup.
You could start flight training at any point, but there are age restrictions on when you can actually obtain certain licenses. I personally would recommend waiting until after college as that way you can flow straight from flight training into flight instructing, which is how you will build your hours.
Take a look around this website, look at our schedules and the flying the line sections. Of course, feel free to ask any questions that you can think of.
Thank you Chris this was very informative.