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 and 6 months old to start their training to become an airline pilot.

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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