To become a pilot, certain rigid training requirements must be met. Although obtaining a private pilot's license is not difficult, it may be quite difficult to obtain a commercial license. Before you make your first solo flight, you must get a medical certificate and an instructor-endorsed student pilot certificate. In order to get that, you must pass a test given by the flight instructor. The test will have questions about FAA rules as well as questions about the model and make of the aircraft you will fly. If you pass the test and the instructor feels you are prepared to make a solo flight, the instructor will sign and endorse your pilot certificate and logbook.
To apply for a PPL (private pilots license), you must take a written examination. To qualify, you must be at least 17, successfully fulfill a solo flying requirement of 20 hours or more and meet instrument flying and cross-country flying requirements.
Types of Pilot LicensesStudent pilot certificate
- Used for the initial training period of flying. Student pilots must fly with a flight instructor and can only fly Recreation pilot certificate
- Limits the pilot to specific classes and categories of aircraft, a limited number of passengers, the distance that may be flown from the point of departure, and flight into controlled airports.Private pilot certificate
- Allows a pilot to carry passengers and use his or her aircraft for limited business purposes.Commercial pilot certificate
- Allows a pilot to fly for compensation and hireAirline transport pilot (ATP) certificate
- Required to fly as captain by some air transport operations.
All pilots and co-pilots must be licensed by the FAA before they can do any type of commercial flying. An applicant who is 18 years old and has 250 hours of flying time can apply for a commercial pilot license. You must pass a rigid physical exam and a written test. Before you receive an FAA license, you must also receive a rating for the kind of plane you can fly (single-engine, multi-engine
) and for the specific type of plane such as Boeing 747 or 707.
Sound physical and emotional health are essential requirements for aspiring pilots. You must have 20/20 vision with or without glasses, good hearing; normal heart rate and blood pressure, and no physical handicaps that could hinder performance.
Flight Training In Florida
Location is very important when you are looking for a flight training school. Each year, many international students
from Brazil, Korea and Columbia come to Florida to improve their flight training skills as a pilot. Florida is a great place to earn your wings. The moderate and mild climate makes flight training a pleasure. The good weather allows you to log more flying hours faster, get your degree quicker and be on the way sooner to your new aviation career. Ft. Pierce is a small city with friendly people – without congested traffic on the ground or in the air.Aviator College
– situated in the beautiful city of Ft. Pierce, Florida, is the perfect place to embark on your flight training career. It is a fully accredited flight school with state-of-the-art facilities and a modern fleet and equipment. Once you tour our facility, you will see for yourself that not all flight training schools are the same – Aviator College is one of the best flight training schools
in the country.
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