I’m a seventeen-year-old high school senior and I have been really interested in becoming an airline pilot for the past year or two now. However, I don’t really know what I should do to get a head start on my latest career choice. If anyone can point to the right direction that would be appreciated!
What you should do is finish HS and then continue to college and earn a degree in anything of interest. After that if you’re still interested you can dive into flight training.
Your steps to success should start with first by finishing high school strong with a solid GPA, looking to obtain a 4-year degree from a college. Flight schools like ATP have prerequisites that you must meet, you will want to ensure you meet the criterion when it comes time to apply:
If you decide to go straight into flight training, ATP does offer college credits through partnership universities for a degree. See link below for more information on that:
Continue to make good grades in school and explore aviation some more! Go for a discovery flight at your local airport or flight school and browse the forum to learn more. You’re young and have a lot of time ahead of you. We recommend college first then flight training.