If you’ve ever had dreams about taking to the skies in your own plane, you may feel as if that dream will be forever out of reach. However, the good news is that you don’t have to give up on your dreams of becoming a pilot. There are plenty of options out there for earning your pilot’s certification if you’re willing to put in the time, effort and money it takes to learn how to fly. Because there are a lot of options out there, however, it can be confusing to know where to begin.
As a potential pilot, it’s important to understand that there are different certifications you will have to earn, depending on how and why you want to fly. If you’re only interested in flying on weekends for the enjoyment of it, for example, you may be able to get certified in a shorter amount of time but with more restrictions on your flights. If you want to become a professional pilot, of course, you may have a longer road ahead of you before you can become certified.
Are you interested in becoming a pilot but aren’t sure where to begin with your training? The accompanying guide contains some useful information about the types of certification you can earn.