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Become a Pilot

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What is the first step to becoming a pilot?

Decide what you want to fly. FAA's rules for getting a pilot's license (certificate) differ depending on the type of aircraft you fly. You can choose among airplanes, gyroplanes, helicopters, gliders, balloons, or airships. If you are interested in flying ultralight vehicles, you don't need a pilot's license.

You should also think about what type of flying you want to do. There are several different types of pilot's licenses, from student pilot all the way up to airline transport pilot. The information below describes the eligibility, training, experience, and testing requirements for Student Pilots, Recreational Pilots and Private Pilots.

Become a Pilot — Student Pilot's Certificate Requirements

Before you can fly solo. You don't need a student pilot certificate to take flying lessons.

Am I eligible for a student pilot certificate?

You are eligible if:

1- You are at least 16 years old. If you plan to pilot a glider or balloon, you must be at least 14 years old.

2- You can read, speak, and understand English

3- You hold at least a current third-class medical certificate. If you plan to pilot a glider or balloon, you only have to certify that you have no medical defect that would make you unable to pilot a glider or balloon.

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How do I get a student pilot certificate?

Upon your request, an FAA-authorized aviation medical examiner will issue you a combined medical certificate and Student Pilot Certificate after you complete your physical examination. Student Pilot Certificates may be issued by an FAA inspector or an FAA-designated pilot examiner. Applicants who fail to meet certain requirements or who have physical disabilities which might limit, but not prevent, their acting as pilots, should contact the nearest FAA office.

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1- Lower aircraft rental rates!

2- Less wasted tach time - more quality flying time!

3- Easy scheduling! Lessons at your convenience!

4- Pay as you go!

5- Newer aircraft!

6- Online scheduling.

7- Cessnas and Pipers

8- Private License up to ATP.