How to become a commercial pilot?

It is my dream to become an airline pilot. I am 14 and I have just taken my options. Do these sound any good?
-Maths
-Statistics
-Triple science (chemistry, physics and biology)
-Religion
-English
-English literature
-Geography
-German
-ITC
-Systems and control

So I have taken these. What should I take at A level and do I need a degree?
After that what do I do?
I do not want to train via military.
My eyesight is quite poor, but can get to 20:20 with glasses. Is this a problem?

Please can I have some advice what to do if I want to become a commercial pilot.

Cheers.

Maths and Physics are the fundamental subjects as far as aviation is concerned, though most European airline’s won’t see them as essential at A-Level they will certainly stand you in good stead throughout your training.

German would be a fantastic 3rd choice, a lot of airlines in Europe ask for language skills and German is one of the more common. The largest cargo network in Europe is based in Leipzig Germany and is a great route in to build your experience (2 of the largest operators here take low hour pilots on B757 – a great start to your career) so it will certainly hold you in good stead for that.

A degree is not essential in Europe, but may give you an advantage over other candidates when it comes to choosing between a graduate and non-graduate who are otherwise on a level pegging.

You can find the eyesight requirements on the CAA website, I would suggest getting your initial Class 1 medical out of the way early on before you commit too much money to the training.

Think about how you will fund it, the training can cost anything from around £50,000 – £100,000+ depending on how you do it, research all the options available. Sites like pprune.org contain discussions on the various routes/schools available to you. As a guideline mine cost £48,000 using heavily discounted aircraft to build hours (courtesy of the RAF) and with training grants from the RAF.

Best of luck and enjoy.

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What does it mean about me if I want to be tied down in a relationship? I get turned on when a guy starts being possessive. However if their mean then I leave right away so I know its not insecurity. Please help

I love girls that are like that. I am so fucking possessive it usually pisses them off.

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What happens to dogs in cargo if flight gets delayed for hours and hours?

I’ve seen quite a few flights that have been delayed and just sitting for a long time, with people sitting inside in very hot temperatures, but what happens on those flights if there are dogs in cargo? Isn’t it a lot hotter in there?

If the plane’s engines are running, the heat reflects off the tarmac into the cargo hold and yes it gets very hot in there. There have been animal deaths. Ask if your airlines unloads the animals out of the cargo hold if there is a delay (I think most do now because they’ve been sued for animal deaths, but I can’t swear to it). The cargo holds may be climate controlled now too. But I know that used to be a big worry when shipping dogs. It’s been quite a while since I shipped a dog, so I’m sorry my information isn’t current.

What is a "tie down" used in calf roping?

I was looking at tack and equipment used in calf roping. There is one thing that was really confusing me. A "Tie Down." what is that? It looks like some sort of nose band and it has a leather strap that attaches to the bottom of the nose band and goes down to the front cinch. What is this and what is the purpose? How do you put one on.

Also, do you know what a keeper is? How does it keep the horses head straight and where do you attach it?

A Tie-Down is used to keep a horses head from shooting through the clouds. They are used to "lean" into and "balance" when the calf hits the end of the slack. But in reality they are used for keep a horses head lower.

And a keeper keeps the rope from tangling and such….

If your truly interested you should find a experience calf roper to help you with the equipment and such.

What if the Japanese had sent paratroopers to Pearl Habor?

How many ground troops do you think it would have taken to capture and retain control of Pearl Harbor?

If that was done, it could have been used as a base to launch further offensives into US territory and eventually onto the mainland.

"What if the Japanese had sent paratroopers to Pearl Habor?"

Impossible for many, many reasons, including the lack of sufficient range for any Japanese cargo plane (and none of them can operate off the aircraft carriers, and even if they could, that’d mean leaving behind carrier-based aircraft that are needed to protect the fleet and sink the U.S. Pacific Fleet – they’d be confusing the mission), the lack of adequete numbers of Japanese paratroopers (they’d be outnumbered 3-1 on the ground, at least), the lack of logistical support (paratroopers cannot operate on their own for long periods of time, for lack of supply – every WWII airborne operation showed the same thing), and so on.

Simply put – Japan could not invade and capture Pearl Harbor. It was simply too far away and too well-defended.

"How many ground troops do you think it would have taken to capture and retain control of Pearl Harbor?"

At least 2 divisions – 40,000 men, assuming they’re continually resupplied and have naval gunfire and air support. Probably more like 3 divisions.

" If that was done, it could have been used as a base to launch further offensives into US territory and eventually onto the mainland."

It wasn’t possible, and Japanese offensives onto the U.S. mainland were never, under any circumstances, considered realistic, because of the massive force that would have been required and the massive naval support that would have been necessary. Invading the U.S. mainland was beyond Japanese capabilities and no one ever seriously suggested it (and it had NOTHING to do with private gun ownership – it had everything to do with logistical realities, the inability to transport and protect such a large force and then to supply it across thousands of miles of ocean against an opponent with twice the population and whose main industrial centers are on the wrong side of the continent)

Is it possible to tie down a box spring to the roof of a car?

I’m looking into getting a new box spring for my bed, but I don’t want to pay delivery fees, so I’m curious if it’s possible to Tie Down an item as bulky as a box spring for a bed on the roof of my car (a VW Jetta). Any ideas?

It’s a lot cheaper in the long run to pay the delivery fee. Even if you get that thing up there, there’s the possibility it could fly off and get damaged on your way home. Or what it it begins to rain?