The first step is to get your private pilot's license. In our area, that is $128/hour for the instructor pilot and the plane rental. You can solo when you are 16. After you get your license to solo, you then can become instrument rated, and keep stepping up from there, until you reach the level of commercial aviation.
Joining the Air Force does not get you a pilot's license. The Air Force has medics, mechanics, administrative staff, etc., just like other branches of the military. However, everyone who graduates from the Air Force Academy has to complete the training and get a pilot's license. Of course, getting into the Air Force Academy is as difficult as getting into West Point. Good grades, a recomendation from your congressman, etc.
get A s in math science and master them then when summer comes get into a flight program for high school students from 14 to 18 i think and then ull go from there
theyll teach u basics and how to fly
first go talk to your school concellor.
The will be so happy that you knwo what you want to do.
Different colleges offer different courses find one that offers or better yet precializes in aircraft maintance or somthing.
Since you live in US...I will suggest that you visit the site below. It will answer all your questions on how to proceed further in this direction.....best of luck!
I would suggest that you start researching into going to a college or university that either specializes in aviation or offers and aviation curriculum. A couple of the more prominent schools are Embry-Riddle http://www.embryriddle.edu/ , Daniel Webster College http://www.dwc.edu/ and the University of North Dakota http://www.avit.und.edu/f1_Home/index.php. But do some research because there are even smaller schools for example like Bridgewater State College in MA. that offers a really good aviation program.
You can also get an early start and go to your local airport and inquire about getting your private pilots license. You are at a great age to start because you meet the age requirements to solo an aircraft so you really can start on your training!! To locate a good flight school around where you live go to http://www.beapilot.com/ they have a great database of flight schools and an lot of information about becoming a pilot.
Good luck with your flying and remember the sky's the limit!!!
................. go to a flying club or flying school ..................... you will have no doubts there after .....................
There are commercial airline schools you can apply to, search the net for some of them. Some join the air force and HOPE to get flight training there but no guarantees that you get that assignment.
NOTE: Flight training up to your commercial license VERY expensive!
Well first you need to learn to fly a plane.
Join the Air Force, you'll get there a whole lot faster
I was in your exact position, however I knew from an earlier age...I however have attained my dream, and you can also...First off, you need to have money. If you start, and then stop, you are essentially throwing money down the drain. If you have parents that are supporting your choice then by all means, DO IT. Set up and account at a local flight school, most are able to give you a round figure on what its going to cost to get you all the way to your pilots license. You will need to get a medical, which when you are 16, is essentially your ticket to fly. You will get your students pilots license, which will allow you to solo. When you turn 17, you are able to get your full license, and fly with people where ever you want. You will then get your instrument rating, (allows you to fly in the clouds and makes you a REAL pilot) You will then get your commercial rating, this requires 250hrs...which in a sense allows you to fly for hire. You will then get your multi-engine instrument commercial, and be done with your GA flying.
Now this is where you decide where you want to go...I went to a school called Mesa Pilot Development. (www.flightcareers.com) They take low time people (300hrs or less or more) and put them through training, and take them all the way to an interview with Mesa Airlines. This school costs about 15000 dollars...Like I said, you need to have funds. Once you get on with Mesa, you fly for a few years, and you built up whats called PIC time, or Pilot In Command time. This is what all airlines are looking for as far as experience. You about 2000 hours of this...and you put ur application out to airlines, and hopefully get picked up by Delta like you want, or any other major.
Mesa Pilot Development also has a program where they will take you with ZERO time, all the way to an Interview with Mesa. There are many many ways to ultimately get where you want to be...however, START NOW...dont put it off, because realistically you can be on with a regional airline in 3 years if you want. Ive seen it. Good luck
The first thing you should do is go out to your local airport that has a flight school and take an introductory flight with an instructor. It will cost you some money but maybe your family can give it to you for Christmas. Talk to the instructor about what it will take to reach your goals. Since you're still in high school the very best way to go about it would be through the military. Get good grades and see if you can get into one of the Military schools (Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Army Academy). This way you can literally get your flying for free. To do it yourself is very expensive and takes quite a long time but many, many people have done it and ended up with great airline careers.
Best of luck to you, I hope you get all the answers you need to make a good decision.
start by taking flying lessons (small plane). etc. . and go as far as you can in that direction. . (fly as much as you can and log as many hours as possible. . moving up each step of the way to the next certification (rating) . . visual. . then instruments, then multi-engine, etc. .
and if you can possibly join the military to become a pilot of a jet, that's a huge step in the right direction as well. .
join the usaf.
You have to get a degree in aviation, first off. Start up a fund for college so that you'll be able to pay for the 5 years it takes to graduate. Or, you can join the military as an officer and they'll give you training that is valid in the civilian world as well.