There are many ways to train to become an airline pilot. There are many different career paths in aviation, as well as many different paths to becoming an airline pilot. One of the most comprehensive airline traing programs is offered by HM Aviation.
The first step in traing to become an airline pilot is in deciding you truly want to become an airline pilot.This may sound obvious, but the course will take a lot of commitment. An exciting career awaits graduates, but maximum effort and a professional attitude are required.
The next step in the program is preparing the student to go abroad for training. The student learns what the course will entail, and about the host country. This may sound intimidating at first, but training abroad is a great experience. One experiences a different culture firsthand, and meets many people from all over the world, and many new friends. Very few trainging programs offer this. This prepares the student well for a career in the airlines. The flight training program involves the private pilot license, the commercial pilot license, the multi-engine and the instrument rating. Some students do their instructor rating, and teach in their host country to gain additional experience.
Upon returning home, more training is required before one can join the airlines. The airlines put candidates through aptitude tests, interviews, and simulator evaluations. HM Aviation’s professional pilot program ensues the students are fully prepared for each step, and will successfully complete all steps with confidence.
The final step in becoming an airline pilot is in the airline’s training program. This involves company indoctrination and the introduction to the standard operating procedures. The candidate must also successfully complete a type rating program for the specific aircraft they will fly. The first aircraft one usually flies in a major airline is the A320 or the B-737. Although theses aircraft may appear similar to a passenger, the systems and flying procedures are quite different. The B-737 flies by a conventional control column; the A320 flies by a “joystick” to the side of the pilot. The candidate know the aircraft systems by heart, and know both normal and emergency procedures for their specific aircraft. Although an exciting career, an airline pilot is also a career of immense responsibility.
The learning and traing will continue throughout one’s entire career. As one gains experience and seniority with their airline, they will also have the opportunity to fly larger and more complex aircraft. They may be able to work their way up to the B-777 or A350 or A380, and fly the long-haul routes overseas. The candidate will also have the opportunity to upgrade from a first officer to an aircraft captain. This requires additional training. A captain is a position with greater prestige and pay, but also of greater responsibility.
The airline pilot traing course is one of the most exciting courses in the world for a stepped team to take. It can lead to one of the most exciting careers in the world, and a lifestyle of travel and adventure for those with a professional attitude.