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Requirements A question many aspiring pilots ask is “what does it take?” – What is needed to become a pilot? Many still think you need special skills to pilot an airplane. And that you have to be extremely smart and have senses no-one else has.

This couldn’t be further from the truth. Though many pilots are smart all of them are just normal humans with a passion for flying. If you just want to learn how to fly for fun then there really are no requirements besides being able to read, write, talk and pass a medical test.

In theory this also applies to commercial pilots, but the requirements set by the flight schools are far below what the airlines require. In general you should have at least a high school diploma or equivalent and you will have a benefit if you got advanced math and physics classes. This is because the flight theory includes a lot of physics. Also basic math skills are used all the time in flying.

If you are aiming for the airlines some of them may even want you to have at least a two or four year degree from college. But this is all depending on demand for pilots, company policy and nationality of the airline and is therefore never an absolute.

However it is common for airlines to give you different tests with an aviation psychologist during the interview process. It is like an advanced IQ test specially made for the aviation industry. Testing like this can take from one to a couple of days and will evaluate your ability and potential as a pilot.

Buying a test like this from an aviation psychologist before starting your training can be a cheap and valuable investment. Some flight schools in Europe even require you to have taken such a test with a minimum score before they let you start training. The aviation psychologist will give you a certificate to add to your resume/application.

“Anyone can learn how to fly, just some use more time and money then others.”

4/29/2004
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