Piloting is such an elating and exciting skill to obtain. It is the thrill of a lifetime to glide through the air, controlling an aircraft and becoming a master of the sky. It is only natural to want to share this feeling and excitement with friends and family. Before you show off your new skills, it is important to ensure you have completed all training and qualifications for your pilot license to avoid injuries or accidents to yourself and those you care for most.
Training and Qualification’s for Pilot License
Each area, school, and certificate may have different qualification and check lists when it comes to obtaining your pilot license. Below are some of the basic most common ones:
- Be sure that you are of the required age at least 15 years old at the start of training and 17 years old to take the FAA practical exam for the recreational pilot certificate.
- You must be able to speak, read, and write English
- At the medical examiner’s office you must obtain a document from your doctor that says, “Medical Certificate 3rd Class and Student Pilot Certificate” (If you are going to become an airline pilot in the future you may consider getting a 1st or 2nd Class certificate).
- Find a talented instructor who has good referrals.
- Complete and pass (with a 70% of higher) the FAA Recreational Pilot Written Exam. After its completion you can start flying with a school or instructor.
- Start your 30 hours of flight, 15 of which will be instructional flights, and 3 hours of solo flight.
- The checkride, this is the last thing you have to do! Your instructor, once he or she feels confident in your ability and you have done the above will approve of your check ride. You give that to the FAA examiner and then you will do a final exam, which is verbal, and flight. Best of Luck!
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