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HSC Maharashtra Board

Do you need English Literature to fly?

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May 30, 2008 1:38AM

No, but you need to speak English as it's the universal language of aviation. I have a feeling the question is really something more like "I'm going to be a commercial pilot when I grow up; why the heck do I have to read Shakespeare?" Even though Shakespeare never saw an airplane, you need to read him because the airlines want you to have a bachelor's degree in aviation if you want to fly an airliner instead of a regional jet or a turboprop...and you need English lit if you want a bachelor's degree.