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To be a doctor or a pilot?
Pilot Career - Female Pilots
Monday, 22 August 2011 04:05

Daily Life of a Medical Doctor

Hi Capt Lim,

Okay so I am very confused at the moment. Ever since I was 14, I wanted to become a doctor. The reason for that is I used to watch a medical drama which I really loved and even thought I wanted to do that. I stuck to my dream to become a doctor until now, when I am 17, and from the college they sent me to a 4-days work observation program in the local hospital.

I was disappointed. It wasn't anything like 've expected but I thought I could still do it. The passion I had about being a doctor got less and less with time, eventually disappearing completely. I got my AS-Level results from college 1st year and they're Bs, not As. So I can't apply for medicine this year.

But on the day of the results, the thought of being a pilot suddenly came to my mind and it was like I found my new passion. I could just imagine myself flying airplanes, clicking my heels on the airport wearing smart uniforms, traveling around the world. I think being a pilot is really exciting career. Is it true?

I have no idea but I do know one thing that I love travelling in airplanes ever since my first flight. But then I looked at the downsides of being a pilot. I am girl, so naturally in 10-12 years time; I'll have a family etc.

Do you think it's very hard for girls to be a pilot? I am really passionate about flying but you're the professional. Is being a pilot really as dreamy and exciting as it looks like from far?

I don't want to commit myself to a career and then regret it badly in life. I want to know everything about it.

Oh and yeah another thing. My mum said that pilot studies are extremely risky because once you fail your exams, you're out! Like a dead end. I want to ask if that is true.

Thank you

Saniya


Hi Saniya,

I have answered many similar questions like yours in the past, see below:-

1. Doctor considering a career change to be a pilot.

2. Doctor or Pilot?

3. Stressful doctor wants to become a pilot.

I have also written a lot about the life of a pilot (Pilot Career) as well as being a lady pilot (female pilots) in my site.

As regards to your Mum’s perception that pilot’s exams are ‘risky’ – it is not true. Like any exams in other discipline, you are given re-sits after failures.

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being a pilot is not just simply (flying airplanes, clicking my heels on the airport wearing smart uniforms, traveling around the world)smilies/sad.gif
Satoshi , 26 Aug, 2011
Medical condition - lower spine problem
Hello Captain Lim,

I have a medical condition on my lower spine, and due to my medical condition I was pes E while I was serving national service. However, my medical condition does not prevent me from playing sports like tennis and I'm able to play like anyone else. I like to know if my medical condition and pes status will disqualify me from being a pilot?

Thanks.

Best regards,
Fred
Fred , 09 Sep, 2011
Re : Fred
I've heard of similar case like you. Just try with no regret if u're really keen in becoming a pilot. If u fail at the medical stage, at least u know that u're gd just tat your medical fail u. Don't spend money on specialist unless requested by SIA or Aeromedical center.
Yankee , 12 Sep, 2011
My Dream
Hello Captain Lim,
I'm turning 12 in 3 days and I always wanted to fly a big Airplane, not combat planes. My dad have always pushing me into it because he's a pilot (not as a job, only planes like Cessna 172). And suddenly one day, I realized that most pilots are not always young, only experienced pilots could fly the A380. So my Question is: At what age can we start flying an A380, or other big planes?

Thank you smilies/smiley.gif

PS: I don't know if I have the right to write in this website (I know I'm only 12)
Ulysse Venet , 09 Oct, 2011
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Hello,
I’m 16 years old and I have just chosen my options for sixth form, I have chosen Maths (Mech), Physics, English Lang & Lit and Art and I have already been looking at universities, I was hoping to go to Leeds Uni and do an Aviation Technology Degree with pilot studies and I really want to be a pilot but lately my family has been trying to get me to choose a different career path because of the stress of being a pilot and because it’s hard for women pilots to have kids. I was just wondering what your opinion was?
Bethany Roche , 12 Feb, 2012

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