The decision to become an airline pilot is a great one, especially at this time in history.
Many more pilots will be needed to replace retiring pilots, and to fly people in parts of the world that are enjoying air travel at unprecedented levels.
Getting your initial pilot training and good fundamentals is a solid first step. Getting your private rating, instrument, commercial and multi-engine can all serve well for a variety of jobs in aviation.
But to fly an airline, you’ll need a type rating. This is a special certificate that provides the education and tests your knowledge to be sure you are a safe pilot.
The decision to get a type rating in a Boeing 737 is a great one, for five reasons:
1. You’ll have lots of options of airlines to work for!
2. There are a LOT of 737 aircraft being flown in different places around the world.
3. A VERY large number of 737s are still being manufactured, which indicates it has a long future ahead of it.
4. It’s in very wide usage in a variety of different locations, routes and airlines.
5. Pilots love the 737.