How to become a Pilot
Attention Getter: Imagine if you would with me, soaring over Mt. St. Helen’s, seeing remnants of the lava flow from the air. Imagine circling (slide) Mt. Lassen, or gliding out over the Pacific Ocean. Imagine being able to get into your small plane and being at Disneyland in 3. 5 hours? Each of these experiences can be possible by getting your private pilots license. People have dreamed of flying for many years, but it wasn’t possible until the Wright brothers brought that dream to reality at Kitty Hawk in 1903.
Since then, airplanes have become a popular mode of travel. slide) I recently got my private pilots license and today I would like to share with you, (slide) first, what you need to get started, then what you need to do to meet the requirements, and finally what you can do once you’ve obtained your license. So Let’s Get started: 1. What you need to get started A. Money is a consideration you need to make 1 . How much will it cost? 2. According to the flight school, TNG Aviation, A minimum investment for private pilot license is $4,700. This number can very greatly.
The actual cost of your lessons depends on two factors, 1 . who you know, and 2. how fast you learn. 2. There are various ways to pay for a pilots license. There are two areas that you will need to finance – the instructor and the airplane. a. If you have the money, there are two-week condensed course options, but you will pay more for this. b. or you can spread your lessons and payments out over time, for example taking one lesson per week, and simply paying as you go. c. One option for financing the use of an airplane would be to barter.
If you have a useful skill, such as painting, you might be able to trade your skill for the use of an airplane. Transition: – now that you’ve fgured out how to pay for your lessons, let’s et started with the instruction. B. Finding an instructor is another consideration. 1. A good place to start is by visiting your local airport Many of these smaller airports have flight schools on site. If not, they can recommend one that is nearby. Also, Spend some time with other pilots and ask them about instructors. 2.
There are many independent instructors who are more than happy to teach you to fly. Make sure your instructor is licensed along with being a good “fit” for you. Ask them about their aviation background and confirm that they’re someone you’ll be comfortable with. After all, you’ll be spending many hours together in some tight places. b. Selecting an airplane produced light aircraft in history. It has an excellent history and one of the best safety records. It is perfect for Private Pilot and Instrument Pilot training. Transition: Once these are selected, you are ready to learn to fly. 2. There are certain basic requirements needed before obtaining a PPL A. Basic Requirements The FAA has many requirements you must meet when seeking a pilot certificate. 1. You’ll need to be at least 17 yrs old. There’s no age limit for you to fly, as long as you qualify medically. 2. You must be in great health, and pass a medical exam. 3. Finally, you must have an adequate grasp of the English language. English is considered the international language used by all airports and control towers across the globe.
B. Practical Requirements First of all, you need to be proficient with your flying skills and your aeronautical knowledge to pass the flight and written tests. 1. According to the F. A. A. , “You must have a minimum of 40 flight hours before you can obtain your license, 20 of which must be with an instructor. In this part of your training you will be learning how to keep the airplane straight and level, how to urn and bank the airplane, pitch the nose up and down, and how to climb and descend You will need good rudder skills and know how to take off and land your airplane safely. 2. Your aeronautical skills will be taught in ground school. You will accumulate aeronautical knowledge in aerodynamics, aircraft systems, weather to avoid, FAA regulations, principles of navigation, stall and spin awareness, and aeromedical factors Just to name a few. The FAA requires that you pass a knowledge test with a grade of 70% or better. Transition: Once you have met all of the above requirements, ou are ready to see what the possibilities are for a private pilot. 3. A private pilot’s license enables you to do many things: A.
Having your pilot’s license enables you to have a sense of freedom; freedom in an airplane is unparalleled by Just walking out to your airplane, climbing inside and heading off in practically any direction you desire. 1. It gets you there a lot faster: You can be your own personal airline, and because you don’t have to take time driving to the airport and going through security and waiting at the gate, you can get to your destination in many cases a lot sooner then a ommercial airplane. 2. you have more time to spend at your destination. When you fly yourself you’re not tied to a schedule.
You can arrive and depart when it’s convenient for you. B. It can leave you with an experience of Joy and pleasure: 1 . Imagine flying someone special to another airport for dinner, or fly to the coast for a daycation, or visit family more often. If my speech has you wanting to look into getting your license, Just remember, there are things you need to get started–you you need to enjoy the many things you can do once you have obtained your license. Just as the Wright Brothers brought their dream of flying to a reality, I have been able to do the same, and I am so glad I did!