Question about Aircrafts

1 Answer

Could I become a commercial airline pilot by going into the Royal Air Force? (UK)?

I am only 15 and would love to become a commercial airline pilot when I am older. I have been researching the career for a while now but the only major problem i have is that i do not have £80,000 lying around to pay for the training. however , recently i have been told by my friends that , if i went into the RAF as a pilot where the training is only around 10 months , (and then you can fly) then i could do my flying hours required to do the training in the RAF and then leave the RAF when i have enough experience to become a commercial airline pilot. would this work? also , would i be able to stick to ordinary planes in the RAF , as i wouldn't feel confident piloting the fighter jets? and could i just stick to piloting in the RAF and not have to do all the other stuff that the soldiers do? and would i HAVE to stay in the RAF for a certain amount of time? I am predicted to get c grades for my gcse's and the RAF requires 5 , i also fit all the other criteria for the RAF like health and fitness etc. BOTTOM LINE IS : WOULD THIS PLAN WORK? many thanks

Posted by Thomas Casey on

Ad

1 Answer

Trev Melville

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

    Welcome Back:

    Visited the website for 2 consecutive days.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

FGO to the RAF recruitment office and they will explain everything but you are still very young and reading your piece I think maybe very na?ve You cannot in this world just pick out the bits of jobs you want to do and expect company's RAF etc to tailor make jobs for you especially as you only want to use the RAF to save money!

Posted on Oct 19, 2018

Ad

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can a billionair own a small local airport and become a owner of a charter airline, chief pilot and airport police chief all by himself?


He would be stretching himself too thin to do it all at once. Airport police chief would require all his time spent on the ground, so being a pilot is possible, it would be impractical.

Jan 04, 2017 | Aircrafts

1 Answer

PILOTS I NEED HELP!!!?


There are many good schools in the UK and CAE is a good one if money is no object. If you have a tight budget then you could consider some of the multitude of other training establishment, certainly up to PPL level. The downside to learning in the UK is that it can be a little slow and frustrating at times due to the inclement weather. However, don't be put off by that since you will learn significantly more about flying in the weather we have in the UK than any of the "fair weather fairies" that learnt in a climate of continual sunshine. When the time comes and you get your commercial pilot job, your new employer won't be too pleased if you told them you can only fly when the sun is shinning. learning to fly in the UK gives you a good grounding and experience that you can take with you anywhere in the world.

Jan 04, 2017 | Aircrafts

4 Answers

Is being a locomotive engineer more difficult than being a commercial airline pilot?


The demand for pilots within the next 10 years will be extremely high globally. You are correct, not many train engineer schools out there but as far as difficulty each have their bulk share of responsibilities for safe operation.

Jan 04, 2017 | Aircrafts

2 Answers

Do British pilots and air traffic controllers call Americans yankees?


The pilot of the aircraft with the compressor stalls was calling "mayday mayday mayday" then explaining his problem. The response was the tower acknowledging the mayday call and telling the pilot that he's cleared for any runway that he needs.

Jan 04, 2017 | Aircrafts

1 Answer

Is being a job quitter common in the pilots' world?


The answer is a bit complex. To a degree, what you hear is correct - but it does not quite mean what you might otherwise think it means.

Consider your first job (maybe while in high school), working the drive-thru at McDonalds. It's a honest job, but most folks (especially youngsters) don't intend to do it for the rest of their lives. The expectations are that you will change jobs a number of times (hopefully for better jobs with better pay) before you are finally established in a career. Pilots are in a similar situation.

For many pilot jobs, especially with getting to the airlines, it is all about the hours. Those hours represent both experience (and some hours are better than other - twin engine hours are better than single, and jet is better than piston). But paying for the hours yourself is beyond the reach of most people. So pilots who want a career with the airlines usually have to start at the bottom. They scrape up enough money to get their commercial license and instructor rating, and start instructing - often in a rental plane older than they are, and for so little money that they too are working the drive-thru at McDonalds.

They accumulate enough hours (and contacts) to start helping out with late night freight delivery (called being a freight dog). Maybe get some charter work. Than a full time charter job. Move up from there to a small regional carrier or one of the charter jet companies. Then finally, if they are lucky, to the majors. And yes, this means changing jobs several times.

Now understand, some pilots love instructing and may do that for their entire time. But for most, instructing and hauling freight and the rest are just stepping stones to their "dream job."

Once with a major carrier they typically stay with that carrier if at all possible. Within the carrier, the pay and job quality and other perks are determined to a large degree by seniority. Switch to another carrier and you may lose all that hard earned seniority. [Pilots generally hate mergers and acquisitions, since that may affect their seniority, without them having any choice in the matter.]

So yes, a freshly licensed commercial pilot may indeed change jobs a number of times on the way up - but probably no worse than a lot of other career paths.

Jan 04, 2017 | Aircrafts

2 Answers

Pilot Career Help?


Usually, once you have a private pilot certificate you would go for an instructor rating and work as a flight instructor to build flight time (while making money). Along the way you could also be working on your commercial, multi engine, and air transport pilot ratings and certificates. It takes time to get into the airlines, mostly because you need to build flight time and experience. Even when you first break into the airlines the pay is kind of pathetic, but it builds quickly over time.

Jan 04, 2017 | Aircrafts

2 Answers

Canadian air force question?


You need to visit a recruiter to find that out.

Jan 04, 2017 | Aircrafts

1 Answer

Is there a law that says ex-felons can't work as commercial pilots?


Its a business deal. You could contract for a fixed minimum period of time.

Jan 04, 2017 | Aircrafts

2 Answers

Am I too late to become an airline pilot?


Many colleges offer flight training. Two that come to mind are UND and University of Cincinnati but there are many others. You might look into that as most airlines want a degree also. Regional airlines pay is garbage but you get raises pretty quickly as your time builds.

Jan 04, 2017 | Aircrafts

Not finding what you are looking for?
Aircrafts Logo

Related Topics:

205 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Aircrafts Experts

asdownload
asdownload

Level 2 Expert

20 Answers

Robert Wood
Robert Wood

Level 3 Expert

6092 Answers

Are you an Aircraft Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...