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Question on the maths/physics requirements

Old 14th May 2018, 14:24
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Question on the maths/physics requirements

Hi there,

To join a flight school you do not need to have taken mathematics or physics, at least the ones that I've looked at.
What I am worried about is whether or not this will affect me if I apply for an airline one day, as I did not take "Proper maths" and Physics.
Do companies like Emirates or KLM require mathematics and physics? Would it help significantly and would it be recommended to take a bridging course for it?

Thanks for any responses,
have a good one!
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Old 14th May 2018, 20:35
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Khan Academy and BBC Bitesize come in handy to review all the stuff you will possibly need for your piloting career. It's not rocket science nor the engineering level.
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Old 16th May 2018, 08:27
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Generally, the airlines only require you to have the appropriate licence for job ie. a frozen or unfrozen ATPL. The bits that land you the job are the extras such as life skills, presentability, general educational background and being the sort of person that someone can sit next to for hours on end. But to get to that position, you will have to have a good grasp of basic maths and English. Your basic arithmetic should be pretty good because you will need this as you fly, the better your maths the better you will do. As BJ said, no rocket science just sine, cosine type trig stuff, fractions and general maths). It also pays to have a good grasp of English and it will be useful to be fluent in the language of the country of the airline that employs you. There is nothing worse than having locals discussing things that affect you or your fate in earshot and you not having a clue what they are saying.

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Old 16th May 2018, 15:59
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As very basic maths and physics are fundamental to passing (at least the EASA) written exams, you may wish to consider attending night school to gain the equivalent of the UK GCSE/O level/ NAT5 qualifications.
You need to have at least a very basic scientific education as an airline pilot.
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Old 16th May 2018, 21:20
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I'm about to complete me GCSE Maths and Physics. I hired a tutor who sent and marked assignments, bought second hand textbooks and cd's online, watched YouTube lectures and found a local college who allow external candidates.

A couple of A*s on your application won't hurt, demonstrates your ability to learn, will prepare you for ATPL studies and will help when you are invited for assessments.

All for less than a grand, which is a bargain if you're willing to pay 55k+ for flight training.

I sit my exams next week and looking forward to putting the text books away so I can crack on with my PPL theory and get some hours in my logbook.
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