Steps to take in high school to become a commercial pilot?

Boeing is boring?

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I like them but they are one of my relatives competitors in defense.

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I just had a career fair at school today, and posed the exact same question to captain at Sun Country to have a booth. He said just expose yourself to the aviation community. Networking with people in the industry is key.

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Depends cos many doctors in the UK are striking due to pay. Those who work private on weekends aren’t tho so I guess it’s on how much you work and if you like it. Many people regret it

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Yeah, thats the problem with Universal Healthcare. Senior Medical Doctors in the US do not have that problem.

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Why is the age so low for soloing compared to the age for powered planes? Is it because operating gliders is easier, or is there some other factor involved?

No, definitely not. It’s just those residency years that break you financially (and emotionally).

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Hearing all this really is making me question if I should continue the family trait…

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Back to aviation. Definitely take an intro flight, and depending on what you choose path-wise, start planning accordingly.

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Im not 100% sure why gliders are lower, but im sure it has something to do with the presence (or lack thereof) of an engine, and the aerodynamic factors that come along with it. (Ex: left turning tendencies)

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Exactly the knowledge that exposure to pilots will help you get!!

Probably a combination of factors — there’s usually no engine to manage, and being light / not filled with fuel there’s way less energy transferred in event of a crash.

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If anyone has any questions about flight training, my dm’s are always open to questions! Im no expert, but ive just gone through it and am happy to give advice/chat about my experience.

There are many people wanting to be pilots over here on the IFC. I know this is a forum for a flight simulator but is there anyone wanting to take a different path in life? Just intrigued

I agree with a lot of what has already been said. I am currently a Junior in Purdue’s professional flight program and although not the quickest route, the professional flight degree exposes you to a real college experience (big 10 school) and a vast network of airlines and Purdue alumni. In High School I think the important part is setting yourself apart. Compared to the other schools, Purdue is on the smaller side with about 120-140 flight students each year. This year I believe we had around 1500-1800 applicants and accepted about closer to the 140 number. I had 2 flight lessons before coming here but my academics, sports, etc. were strong. Key is balancing it all to be an ideal candidate.