These Pprune links were generated by people who are ‘lending a hand.’ They are based on experience and are all the more valuable for it. You might use Pprune as a resource both as a place to glean information and exchange views. You get out what you put in.
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So, to start. The first thread I want to include examines some of the disadvantages of being an airline pilot, and debunks some of the popularly held misconceptions of what this life is like.
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Please Note: Some of these links may have been broken by the passage of time.
[9th November 2011]
Don’t want to look any further?
Wannabe a pilot! (And I don’t want to do a search.) Warning! You’ll end up back here…
Why do you want to fly?
If that’s depressed you, find some inspiration here:
Some general background info about the process of gaining an ATPL – read this if you’re not sure how it works!
Where do you find the info for licences?
And, for those of you who wish to (and may) fly in Australia:
What course should you take?
What does it cost, and where does the money come from?
Looking for accommodation near your chosen school?
Are you too old to begin training? This has been covered hundreds of times; the threads included here are just a selection!
What qualifications should you attempt at school/university when looking towards airline sponsorships?
Should you get a degree, or not?
The business of actually getting a job: Constructing a CV or resume, and interview techniques
What effect does having a conviction have on your chances of a job?
What should you wear to interviews?
Fancy the military option?
Leaving the Military to go Civil?
And a bit of fun!