“It’s empowering.” That’s what a friend told us last night at dinner about learning to fly. As you already know, learning to fly changes who you are and how you feel about yourself. You learn a whole new body of knowledge and a whole new set of skills. You also learn lots of things that you can apply to the rest of your life. That’s why you find pilots bringing up flying so often in everyday conversation. We aren’t bragging. We just see how what we learned from flying is relevant.
In many of us this creates a desire to learn even more. There is a great big world of aviation out there and learning more about it can be lots of fun, and make you be a safer, more capable pilot. The bonus is that it also adds to your knowledge that you can apply to the rest of your life. That’s why you see so many pilots who keep pressing on to learn more. They become instrument rated, and even pilots who know they will never fly for a living go on to become Commercial Pilots or even Airline Transport Pilots.
Wherever you are in your flying “career,” you can be certain we have a course to help make it easier for you to get the knowledge you need to earn that next certificate or rating. If you need advice, please call one of our Customer Service Pilots 800-854-1001 [+1 858 541-2200 Int’l]. We don’t have “order-takers”, just fellow passionate pilots who will be happy to talk with you about your flying—and can also take your order!
P.S. If you are interested in getting an ATP, your “doctorate in flying,” you will want to pass your ATP written by August 1st. If you do, then all you have to do is pass your checkride within two years. To take your written after August 1st, you will have to attend a required, protracted ground school and take expensive simulator training first.