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Question by Kevin: how do i become a pilot for fedex?
im 18 and I work at the hub in memphis and I want to become a pilot. I dont want to go in the serveces what so ever where do I Start. hoe do I pursue it.
Answer by card
A commercial airline pilot requires several licenses.
Before even being considered, you will need:
Commercial Pilot Certificate
Instrument Rating Cert.
1st Class (or possibly just 2nd Class) Medical Cert.
Multi-Engine Rating Cert.
Some places offer student loans, and even financial aid/scholarships. But to figure out your costs, here is a starting point.
You need 250 hours of logged flight time before you can test for your Commercial Pilot Certificate. Flight training costs between $ 75-100 per hour. That means you’ll have a cost of $ 18,750-$ 25,000 just for that. Additional certifications cost extra, as does use of flight simulators (also charged per hour usually). All in all, $ 35,000 to $ 40,000 seems to be a normal cost of schooling to be a fully-fledged pilot.
Also, when it comes to hiring, you may want to also get some sort of college degree. While it isn’t necessary for the job, it is a competitive job market and anything you can do to make you look better is worth it, even if it’s just an AS degree in something relevant like Electronics or Engineering.
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