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Do I need a Technology or an Engineering degree to become a pilot?
Pilot Career - Education
Wednesday, 02 January 2008 19:47

Dear Captain Lim,

I am a High School graduate from Canada and I hope to become a commercial airlines pilot. I am going to start an Electrical Engineering course this September. I was wondering if you could kindly advise me as to what are the requirements to become a commercial airlines pilot.

FAQ 9 also has the same questions as mine and you have directed the person to FAQ 18 Q 1. Unfortunately, I did not find the answer to my question.

My 2 questions are:

1. Do I need a Technology or an Engineering degree to become a pilot?

2. Is there a height requirement to become an airline pilot?

Thank you in advance,

Manoj John

Hi John,

Most commercial airlines pilots hired today hold a college degree. It doesn't matter whether it is a technological or engineering degree because, for instance, to be eligible for a FAA airline pilot certificate, an applicant only needs be able to "read, speak, write and understand the English Language". But getting a job with a major airline is so competitive today that you have to be a very good all-rounded applicant - not just having the best college degree. You must pass the various examinations in the selection process and excel in the interview. Anyway, an Electrical Engineering course is a good choice.

Different airlines have slightly different filtering processes in selecting the best candidates. I cannot cover everything here. Unlike most Asian airlines where cadet pilots are groomed by the airlines through a scholarship program, aspiring pilots in Canada and the USA have to go through a tougher route to fly some of the best airplanes in the airlines.

In order to get an airline transport pilot license, you have to pass a first class FAA medical certificate in the USA. The medical requirements did not state a minimum height for a pilot and some airlines may have their own rules, such as Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways that spells out the minimum height of 1.6 meters. I am not sure whether the Canadian requirement is similar to the FAA of the USA. Normally, they don't vary much.

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hi john,
i am a mechantronic student in college in Myanmar.i am studying in mechanical and electrical.i want to be a airline pilot.so,please give me a way to be a pilot.
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Pyi Htoo Aung , 26 Apr, 2009
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Dear captain lim. Thank you for your respond to the information sent out to you for all of the aspring pilot world wide. In fact captain i dont even know how to thank you. Because this will goint to be a millions of thanks. How ever i am a aspring pilots from nigeria. And most of ur quirries are from asia. But this is not a case. Bcs i hope got all the information that i need 4 being a pilot. Thaks with hope god will reward u with paradise.
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well Im also an electrical engineering student who has the great passion of becoming a airline pilot, please i want to know weather or not that can be possible?? thanks.
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