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Uni or not? (Merged 2013)

Old 18th Feb 2018, 12:14
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First things first. Do a medical and find out if there's any thing there stopping you. Vision, hearing, diabetes etc.
What degree are you planning to do? Obviously, different degrees have different course loads.
The PPL and a degree should be relatively easy. ATPL subjects and a degree? Now the work load will really ramp up.

If you can, do the flying in chunks, it is much better than doing 1 lesson a week. You'll spend half the lesson revising the last one...

Regarding the socialising. I am assuming you simply mean you don't like crowded venues with lots of noise? I also assume you do have some friends that you do like to be with to go to the movies etc. Reason why I ask is that the "notechs" part of a pilot is just as important as the technical skills. I can't tell you the difference sitting next to someone all day who is agreeable, socially relaxed and competent versus someone who is not.

Another thing to consider, since you'll be doing this modular (instead of full time), the chances of you landing a RHS in a Jet in the UK is sadly pretty slim with only 250 hours. Your first job is probably going to be either instructing or if the economy is buoyant, a turboprop.

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Old 18th Feb 2018, 18:40
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1. You are almost certainly going to overwork yourself trying to do it all at once. What degree is it? Have you considered a combination flying/degree course, such as the ones at Kingston, Bucks etc?

Being an introvert is not necessarily an advantage. You despise loud noises with lots of people? Good luck being based at an airport. You are going to have to get on and work, sometimes in a small space for hours, with lots of people. Airlines tend to look for stable extroverts.

2. No.

3. No idea.

Why are you bothering to take years and thousands out to do a degree if you want to become a pilot? You don't need one.
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Old 12th Nov 2018, 15:44
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What to do after A Levels?

Hi there, I'm looking at quick ways to becoming an airline pilot. Integrated training is obviously too expensive and my parents would never in a million years take such a financial risk. Modular is the definitely the way for me. I'm inquiring to a university about their Aerospace degree which is Aerospace Technology with Pilot Studies (BSc) I get a PPL along with this degree. I'm wondering if there any other ways of becoming a pilot after A Levels, i.e. Cadet Scheme sponsorships. Thanks
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