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  • British Airways Cadet Pilot Program

    The British Cadet Pilot Programme known as the British Airways Future Pilot Programme, is yet another in the long list of major airlines extending a welcoming hand to both experienced and non-pilots alike.
    Launched in 2011, the programme is designed to provide world class training to pilots for employment as a first officers starting a career on short haul aircraft like their B737 and A320. You apply online at www.bafuturepilot.com which triggers off the process of an application review for suitability.
    Their requirements are simple as stated on the website:

    "This unique programme is open to any aspiring pilots who will be between the ages of 18 – 55 on 1st February 2012. Aspiring pilots from school leavers to those changing career are all very welcome to apply. You’ll need seven GCSEs at grade C or above (with Bs in English, Maths and a Science subject) plus three A-Levels, at grade BBC or above (General Studies excluded). If you don’t have the GCSE/A-Levels (or equivalents) that we’re looking for, but hold an Honours degree at 2:1 or above, we would be very happy to use that as evidence of your academic achievement. If you do meet the minimum GCSE/A-Level requirements, and you are a university graduate, there is no minimum degree class required. If you’ve got equivalent qualifications then you will be asked to provide a Letter of Comparability from UK NARIC before attending your first selection day.

    You must hold a valid passport, have the ability to travel globally without restriction, and also have the right to live and work in the UK."


    This is probably one of the best when it comes to being a cadet pilot because employment as a pilot for British Airways seems to be a very rewarding one.
    Last edited by Cadet Programs; 28-09-2012, 12:53 AM. Reason: Updated link. whoops

  • #2
    Im interested in joining the Cadet Program and I have the qualifications required.
    Can I apply even though I am not an EU national?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Lovish View Post
      Im interested in joining the Cadet Program and I have the qualifications required.
      Can I apply even though I am not an EU national?
      I think that unless you have to be able to like and work in the U.K to qualify. I think. Anyone knows?

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      • #4
        Please let me know as soon as possible

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Lovish View Post
          Im interested in joining the Cadet Program and I have the qualifications required.
          Can I apply even though I am not an EU national?
          Are you planning on financing the training or paying yourself?

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          • #6
            I can pay it by myself as far as they guarantee a job for me
            because it is difficult to obtain a FO post nowadays. right?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Lovish View Post
              I can pay it by myself as far as they guarantee a job for me
              because it is difficult to obtain a FO post nowadays. right?
              Well, you have the qualifications and money so go ahead and apply when it opens up again. You can always contact them since the applications are now closed and they will guide you on what needs to be done for next season.

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              • #8
                ok thank you
                When will the next season start??
                any idea??
                thank you
                I guess i should contact them

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lovish View Post
                  ok thank you
                  When will the next season start??
                  any idea??
                  thank you
                  I guess i should contact them
                  We will let you know as soon as we find out. Good Luck and let us know if you need any help...

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                  • #10
                    yes I will surely contact you
                    but do you recommend me take my course elsewhere with my own money???
                    is it worthwhile?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Lovish View Post
                      yes I will surely contact you
                      but do you recommend me take my course elsewhere with my own money???
                      is it worthwhile?
                      That all depends on where you live, where you want to live, and what career goals you might have.

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                      • #12
                        Well I can live anywhere temporarily until I get enough experience to join the national Airline
                        but is there any chance of getting these experiences if i start my career in a conventional way?
                        I will need type ratings for big aircrafts which seem difficult to obtain. right?

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                        • #13
                          The "conventional" way of becoming an airline pilot is both fun and rewarding and in my opinion, makes you a better overall pilot. When you get your certificates on your own, you can rent airplanes and fly around with friends and family as you build up your hours. You can get a little flying job such as aerial banner towing or aerial surveying. When you take this to an airline, it looks good because you are showing experience.

                          If you for some reason did not make it through a cadet program, all you are left with is debt. I advise that you try a cadet program if you are passionate about aviation and make sure you understand all the terms etc... I know that a cadet in Cathay Pacific is pretty much a cruise pilot and do not get to fly or log command hours. To top that off, you are tied in for at least six years. It's rare to hear of a happy cadet even though they may exist.

                          Also, it might turn out cheaper for you to do the same training at a flight school for almost half the price. You are a long way from type ratings and big airplanes so it is best if you make short term aviation goals and stick to them...

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                          • #14
                            yeahh but I will surely make it to a FO one day

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Lovish View Post
                              yeahh but I will surely make it to a FO one day
                              That's the spirit! Good luck and make connections!

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