What are the age requirements to become an airline pilot?

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There are a few airline pilot training requirements you must meet to be allowed to apply. Applicants must be at least 17 years old in order to receive your Private Pilot Certificate (the first step).

To be eligible for a pilot role with airliners in the US, you must be at least 18 years old, have logged the required flight hours, and hold all of the relevant qualifications.

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