Mike, 29

Hello my name is Mike, I’m 29 I work in skilled trades as a hvac repair technician for the past 7 years. I have some college just enough to get into the trades, I’ve always wanted to be a pilot but never pursued it since the trades is what my family does and it was easy to get into. Now I want to make a career change and do what I always wanted. I just don’t know where to start.

Welcome Micheal,

The best place to start is here: Frequently Asked Questions - Airline Pilot Life

We also recommend taking, at a minimum, an intro flight. A few formal lessons may also be necessary for some. These flights help people decide if flying as a career is a good fit.

Intro fights, medical certificates, flight school selection, expectations, pilot pay, written tests and more is all discussed in more detail in the FAQ section that I linked above.

Please let us know what other questions you have and, again, welcome to the forum.



Please visit our FAQ section and the ATP website for answers to this and most common questions.