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Aviation Career Begins with Private Pilot License

Aviation Career Begins with Private Pilot LicenseA Private Pilot Certificate (License) is essentially a drivers license for the sky- it allows the holder to fly any aircraft, within limits, with passengers on personal or business flights. The Federal Aviation Administration, a sector of the United States Department of Transportation, issues the certificate to an individual who has completed the required training and has passed a written exam, an oral exam and a practical, behind-the-wheel exam. There is no real limitation to how many passengers you may fly or how big an aircraft you may fly, assuming the pilot is certified or rated in that aircraft. That being said, for 99.99% of all people who earn their license they do so in a two or four seat, single-engine, propeller driven plane. This means that when you pass your exams and earn your license it will limit you to flying only single-engine aircraft of about the same size. No jets, seaplanes or multi-engine aircraft yet, but with further training these things certainly all lie within your future if you want them to! The good news is that even flying a smaller prop-job airplane is demanding and you will find yourself challenged for the duration of your flying years even if you never move on to bigger, faster aircraft.

What do I need to get my private pilot license?
  • To be eligible to receive recreational pilot and/or the private pilot certificate certificate in a single-engine airplane, there are a few minimum requirements.
  • Be 16 years old to solo.
  • Be 17 years old to receive your pilot certificate.
  • Read, speak, and understand English.
  • Hold at least a third-class medical certificate.

Individuals who undergo private pilot training are often very passionate about flying small aircrafts. Although the training and test needed to become a private pilot are time-consuming, aspiring pilots understand that private pilot training teaches them all of the necessary aviation and safety skills that are needed to fly a plane successfully. Most countries have an agency similar to the US Federal Aviation Administration that requires private pilots to undergo training to prevent the endangerment of lives. In the US, private pilots must undergo a certain amount of training hours as well as examination and certification to legally fly an aircraft.

According to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, there are a myriad of pilot schools that offer individuals training. Pilot schools often offer three core certifications: recreational, private, and sport. Most people undergo private pilot training to fly planes for two primary reasons: hobby or career.

The first thing that prospective private pilots are taught in training are the mechanical parts of the plane and aerodynamics. Aerodynamics is defined as the the motion of the plane through the air, and helps the pilot have an intellectual understanding of lift, thrust, drag, and weight. Private pilots must be knowledgeable about basic aerodynamics, aircraft systems, and flight instructions.

Aviator College of Aeronautical Science & Technology provides the most cost effective flight training programs and a two year Aviation degree in Aeronautical Science. The College has a state of the art 37,000 square foot facility, featuring a CRJ Level 5 Flight Training Device (Simulator). College student’s receive a minimum of 565 flight training hours in the aviation degree program. Graduates will have the opportunity to stay on as a flight training instructor.

If you are interested in flight training and want to get the necessary information about the flight training programs, cost and environment, contact Aviator Flight Training Academy today or schedule a visit.

Distributed by Viestly

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