Posts Tagged ‘how to become a pilot’

How Hard Is It To Become A Pilot?

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009


Short answer: not very. Well if George Bush up there can manage it, it can’t be right? However, as that is not a very good article, I will now expand that answer into this 1400 word illustrated monstrosity. I apologise.

Flying is all about doing lots of little easy things correctly, and in the right order. You could be a master at artistically and dexterously extending the landing gear for example, but that won’t help if you’ve already touched the tarmac.

"Gear Down, Please"

Gear Down, Please

There are two major groups of skills required when you are training to become a pilot: those that you need to fly in the air well (the fun bit), and those that you need to sit on the ground studying well (the slightly more dull bit) to pass all those wonderful as they are difficult exams.

This article looks at what some of these qualities are, whether you want to fly for fun or if you want to become a paid pilot. It also asks how hard it is to pick up the new skills and knowledge that you need to fly, in a manner least conducive towards crashment. (more…)

How To Choose A Flight School

Saturday, July 18th, 2009


Choosing a flight school can be a daunting process when you are new to the aviation scene. If you are wanting to learn how to plunge upwards into the sky in a winged mechanical beast (and billow cash from all windows in the process) – it’s always a bonus if you can find one that you won’t be a miserable at.

This article will be exploring how to find an organisation that will enable you to flourish in your aviationally related endeavours, and what questions you need to be asking to make sure it really is ‘the one’.

While primarily aimed at UK pilots, this should be pretty useful for anyone embarking on their flight training ladder of destiny.

How To Become A Pilot

Monday, June 29th, 2009

how to become a pilot

So you want to become a pilot. You’re either a fresh faced and dewy eyed teenager, or an *insert job title here* disillusioned with the whole *insert job description here* thing.

But how, I hear you ask, do I join the elite and illustrious ranks of the airborne aviationally related careered heroes and heroines of the sky?

This article is a showcase and collection on what is on offer within If you look around further and deeper inside the murky depths of this very site, you will be rewarded with an avalanche of information that should answer most of your questions. If not, mosey on over to our forums!