You do not have to master any complex subjects to become a pilot.
To become a pilot, you must know basic mathematics and other subjects.
In this post, I removed the confusion of studying subjects to become a pilot after the 10th.
I will discuss the specific airplane you will use for training and the basics of your flight training.
So if someone tells you that you cannot learn to fly an airplane just because you do not have a science background, he does not know anything about pilot training.
Regardless of your educational background, the ground training lessons in flight schools will prepare you to become a better commercial pilot.
Subject requirements to become a pilot.
Two main subjects to study to become a pilot are:
And that is not all. There are several other subjects that every pilot needs to know to have safe command of an airplane.
Did you think you must study Physics and Mathematics to become a pilot?
That is not the real story.
Let me share my story with you. When I finished 10th grade, I knew I wanted to live as a pilot.
To make a living as a commercial pilot requires actual flight hours and basic knowledge of many subjects related to aviation and flying.
So once I finished the 10th grade, I had to choose subjects for further studies.
Someone told me if I wanted to be a commercial pilot, it was best to study Physics and Mathematics for my high school or advanced level.
As too much information about pilot training was unavailable online, I decided to study physics and mathematics.
I studied hard to do my best for high school exams to pursue my career as a commercial pilot.
All went well, and I passed my high school exam with a good score; the following year, I enrolled in a flight school.
Once I enrolled in a flight school and started my ground class, I realized that studying physics and mathematics was never vital for becoming a pilot.
So why did everybody tell me to study Physics and Mathematics?
Well, there was a good reason for that. There are so many topics in aviation that use examples from physics.
Suppose you do not understand the simple Newton’s law (which I believe anyone with minimal education background understands today). In that case, the matters discussed during flight training ground school will be slightly tricky for you.
By challenging, I do not mean you will not understand.
It may take a little while to comprehend and catch up with the class discussion.
NOW, I asked myself, why did I study mathematics?
People who have no connection with pilot training or do not understand aviation will say differently.
Do you think it is wise to take advice from someone who is not an expert in the field?
It is so apparent that everyone thinks you will need mathematics by displaying all the complications in the cockpit.
To fly an airplane, the pilots must know maths to solve all the complicated equations inside the cockpit.
However, modern airplanes today have electronic displays.
Pilots today carry iPads that can solve the most complicated equations.
And there are hundreds of applications to aid pilots with the calculations.
RELATED: Aviation apps for pilots and flying.
You may wonder:
Why do people suggest studying mathematics?
Most people do not know which subjects are essential for being a pilot. They only tell what they guess.
Pilots have to know general addition and subtraction and reading graphs.
You may do more calculations if you fly in general aviation and not an airline.
Sounds confusing, right?
Because in airlines, tasks are distributed among the airlines’ staff. As a result, pilots have less pressure on them.
But most of the time, pilots only solve easy mathematical calculations.
However, I want to share other subjects to study to become a pilot.
Knowing the subjects of Physics and Mathematics is crucial to becoming a pilot.
That is not all. You have to grasp the following:
- Teamwork and communication skills.
It is not that you only need basic knowledge of Physics and Mathematics; knowing geography and chemistry will aid you in becoming an excellent pilot.
Lastly, I want to say regarding Teamwork and communication skills. For this, you have to be fluent in English.
Isn’t English the universal language?
Yes, more or less, everyone understands English around the world.
However, all the communication in the aviation industry is in English.
So if you are willing to become an intelligent pilot, you must be fluent in reading, writing, and English.
If you are a pilot and cannot communicate properly in English, that will affect your workplace. You cannot participate wholly in teamwork without proper communication with co-workers.
For ensuring safety in aviation, teamwork is crucial.
Do you think everyone speaks English fluently?
You may think English is easy because you are a native English speaker.
I have seen many pilots from China and the Middle East who struggle to speak fluent English.
It does not affect their teamwork all the time.
Because in places like China, most communications within the workspace are in their local language.
The pilots can also communicate with the air traffic controllers in their local language.
Thus, pilots with poor English abilities will encounter many problems if they go to a foreign airport.
Below is a video of a Chinese pilot who had minimum English skills.
Do you understand the essence of speaking English fluently in aviation?
English will help you with teamwork, but it will also play an essential role in piloting safer flights.