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10-30-2015, 05:53 PM
Hey my name is Muhammad and I'm a newbie. I really interested to be a airline pilot. I have some questions if anyone can answer them that will be really helpful for me :)

Q1: Nowadays there are some programs by apt flight school that will make me a airline pilot in 2 yrs, so if I will complete the program with all the ratings and 1500 flying hrs can I get a job after that easily? Because I'm an immigrant I have a green card and the companies who are hiring pilots they need atleast 10 yrs of background check but I have been living in USA for 2 yrs and after my program it will be 4 yrs? So there will be any problem getting a job?

Q2: what are the minimum requirements to be hired as a airline pilot? Pilot needs any degree or associate degree in any field?

Q3: what is the minimum age to be a pilot and to get a job as a pilot? Because right now I'm 20 yrs old.

Q4: what about financing? apt school are giving a financing option through wells Fargo? There fee for complete 2 yrs is around $75,000 should I go for it not? Because it will be big step for me.

Please guide me it will be really helpful for me.

11-01-2015, 07:39 PM
Suggest you read this. It answers most of your questions.

11-01-2015, 11:50 PM
Thanks alot :)