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I am not that tall but want to be a pilot!
Pilot Career - Becoming a Pilot
Saturday, 14 June 2014 05:25

Pilot Requirement – British Airways

Hi Captain,

I hope you are as fit as a fiddle. The main purpose I am writing is to ask you a few questions.

They may sound silly and childish but I am just 15 years old and I am curious about flying. I have bought your book "Life in the Skies". I have no regret and I love your story.

First of all, on pilot's physical appearance - why do pilots have to be tall? I heard that the minimum height be a pilot is 163 cm? I always wanted to be a pilot - unfortunately I am not that tall!

Secondly, if my academic result is not so good and couldn't make to it to the science stream, should I just give up on becoming a pilot?

Thirdly, I don't know if this has been written in your book. This happened about 2 or 3 years ago, I flew to Sabah. It was not my first flight but about 15 minutes before landing, I felt pain in my ear.

Next, can you explain the cost to be a pilot? I heard about this a lot and almost everyone said the same, "The cost to be a pilot is high" Is it true?

Your book is worth buying. I love your writing. I hope you could write some more in the future.

There will be a lot of questions but for now I will end here.

Till then, bye!

Flora

Hi Flora,

I have written about the question of height to be a pilot in my website. Yes, some airlines impose a height requirement of 163 cm to become a pilot. You can read everything about them here.

To become a pilot, you need to have at least 5 credits at ‘O’ level or SPM equivalent and that includes English, Maths and a Science subject. For more about academic issues, you can read them under “Education” in Pilot Career Category here . If you cannot be an airline pilot because of a lack of a Science subject, that would not stop you from flying. You can still take it up at a Flying Club and get a PPL (Private Pilot Licence) that has less stringent requirements.

The pain in your ear was due to you flying with a cold. You can read the explanation in one of my answers here.

Yes, it is expensive to become a pilot. In Malaysia, I believe it costs between RM280,000 to RM350,000 to get a full flying licence to get into the airlines. This depends on the flying schools and type of rating required.

Yes, I may come out with a second book in the future.


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