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Do you dream about the thrill and adventure accompany being a commercial airline pilot? Do you wonder how long it would take to become an airline pilot? As long as you are at least 18 years old, you can begin working to obtain your private piloting license, a mandatory step prior to acquiring your commercial pilot license. In the content below, we discuss how long it takes to become an airline pilot and the process behind navigating piloting school.
What is the Amount of Time Needed to Become a Commercial Airline Pilot?
All the snow has melted, birds are chirping, and the sun is shining. For weeks you’ve been anticipating the final melt so you can get your plane out, clean it up, and head back into the skies. Before you start cruising, don’t forget the most important part: checking your aircraft for maintenance essentials. After sitting in the hangar for months, your plane is likely going to need a thorough check through before getting in the air. What are the spring aircraft maintenance checklist essentials that you should go over this season?
Annual Aircraft Maintenance Checklist
Since it’s spring, you’re probably looking to perform an annual check on your plane before g... read more
With the new year well under way, you might be considering career changes or additional schooling. Are you fascinated in aeronautical industries? Has flight school crossed your mind? If you have a passion for flying and wish to one day become a pilot, now is the perfect time to consider a career in aviation. Below, we discuss three top considerations as you decide when is the best time of year to start flight school.
Seasons and Inclement Weather
Is your local flight school currently amidst a wintery season or other period of inclement weather? Though it may sound contrary to popular belief, don’t let the weather or current season impact when you begin your enroll... read more
Making the commitment to enroll in an aviation school is a decision that can lead to great, unexpected adventures. As you decide which aviation school to attend and compare the various programs, you may have a hard time selecting the right one. Which program offers the best benefits? Should you choose a local facility? We hope to guide your decision-making process. Below, we discuss the benefits of learning to fly at a local or domestic aviation facility.
1. Accelerated Training Programs
Aviation schooling requires the commitment to learning. Through various programs, schools wish to help read more
As a commercial pilot, you need a specific knowledge base and set of skills. Aside from what you learn through your pilot training, there are a few other skills that are helpful for a commercial pilot. Even though they may sound like character traits that you are either born with or without, it’s important to remember that anyone can improve in them. They are just as much skills as being able to read or draw—some people have more of a natural ability, but with time and practice, anyone can excel.
Keeping Calm Under Pressure
This skill is hugely important for pilots. While you hope that you never encounter emergency situations while in the air, you cannot guarant... read more