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5 Steps To Become A Pilot

Hello! My dear Aviators, on the request of so many followers, here I am presenting you the necessary steps that are required to become an Airline Pilot, This is just a general overview, I will put up the technical details in another article

1. Take the Decision

Your decision to become a pilot must be taken very carefully, as it includes a massive investment of time and money. Also, you need to study a lot and work hard to get success as a pilot, and if you are passionate and willing to put all your efforts then only you should opt out for a career as an Airline pilot. There are limited jobs and opportunities in this field; age is an essential factor because in some countries you cannot fly and get your license before turning 18, whereas as in some countries you can start flying and get a Private Pilot License when you are 17.

2. The Medical

Getting a medical certificate is very important, as you need to physically and mentally fit to operate an Aircraft, now the requirements to obtain a medical license might vary from country to country, like the requirements of FAA might be a little different than CAA, but they all have the category of

– Class III medical

– Class II medical

– Class, I medical

To become an Airline pilot you need to have a class I medical which includes checking vision, heart, blood, general diseases; you can not have any significant issues like kidney problems, etc.

You need to get your medical renewed at regular intervals of 1 year or 6 months, depending on the regulations and age.

There is a misconception that if a person has color blindness, that a lot of males have, they can not get the medical certificate, They will undergo an individual test, and if they have safe color blindness, they can obtain class I medical and proceed to their training.

*I will have a detailed article on myths, procedures for obtaining a medical certificate, and how to stay fit, along with my fitness secrets.

3. Selecting the Aviation School

Aviation School depends on the choices available in your country or region, and if you want to study abroad, then you must check which license is that particular flying school providing. Like you can fly in the U.S.A with an FAA license, but with the same license, you might not have the permission to work in the U.K.
You need to look what the school is providing you, some give degree, diploma and some just grant the license, School is vital because some airlines will directly hire you if you have the degree from a particular school. Budget and time are other important things to look out for, Completing flying hours is cheaper in South Africa, and in the U.K it might be costly. The primary expense is by completing flying hours, so look at what schools are offering and compare the prices and make a wise decision. There are some Cadet programs as well

4. Look for the Airline

After completing the training, obtaining your Class I medical certificate you get your license. You should know what license you have got so that you can understand to which airlines you have the eligibility to apply. Some airlines will take the money and give you training, like if an airline takes you as an ab-initio. Some airlines will ask you to do special training like flight simulator training; they say that they will give you training, once you join you will go under a different level of training, simulator training, ground training that is required to operate on the line

5. Keep Researching

The time you are studying you can go to Canada and practice in winter because the weather is very tough, Basically, Pilot training is a commercial thing, bargain at flying schools, ask around, look for the offers, it’s not the end of the world, see what school will give you the lowest price. The thing is to keep moving, keep searching and keep visiting for more new information.

“If you can’t run then walk, If you can’t walk then crawl, do what you have to do. Just keep moving forward and never give up.”


  • Ayush
    Posted April 18, 2019 at 2:34 am

    Thank you sir…for encouraging everyone
    Sir i am in class 8 but i really want to became a pilot.
    You are my idol

  • Lillian
    Posted April 18, 2019 at 5:20 am

    Great article captain, I\’m currently doing a degree in Aviation Management but will want to go to piloting school right after. I hope I achieve my dreams.

  • Shaurya
    Posted April 18, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Sir could you please do a blog on good flying schools to join… Cheap ones and whichever provide good employment opportunities all over the world

  • Linda
    Posted April 18, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Good n brilliant information capt… This is very useful for those who want to be a pilot..

  • Rahul
    Posted April 21, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Fine blog sir..I\’m from india and i really want to be a pilot,from the current idea of yours which are all the best flying schools in Europe?

  • Majid
    Posted May 9, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Thank u captain😎😎

  • Sahil Chowdhury
    Posted July 28, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    I think that i am following these steps and everysing day i research, of course i finish my school work first and the the best results possible, which i do but then i research. First i start with your website to see if there is anything to move me forward and a lot of the time, it has been you who gave me inspiration and more passion to my dream. Thank you!! But then i research as much as possible and till now i have found a few pilot schools with a low price. Thank you Pilot Amireh for helping me in every step with your articles and video. You are kind of my inspiration to becoming a pilot . Sahil From Sweden

  • Ellis
    Posted February 9, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Thank You Captain. You are an inspiration. I also want to ask, if you have any suggestions for cheap and better aviation schools in Europe that i can enrol now. Because of the current pandemic.

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