Thinking about training to become a commercial pilot? Here are 10 reasons you should take the first steps right now and become a pilot.
There is only one job in the world that gives you an office in the sky…Anon
Flying can lead to some amazing careers
Most people think of becoming qualified as a pilot as the primary career, but there’s a whole host of other aviation related career opportunities. Not only could you become a commercial pilot seeing the world, but you could also become a flying instructor, fly private jets or work in airline logistics.
Nothing beats the feeling of your first solo flight
From the moment you take off, you realise you’re the only person that can fly and land the plane safely. You are literally in command of your own destiny. Then, when you touch down, the immense sense of accomplishment is incredible. And in flying terms it’s something very few people get to experience.
Flying is exciting!
Flying an airplane is a lot of fun. That’s why people are attracted to it in the first place. Getting behind the controls, throttling forward and taking off from the runway is a thrill in itself. Even when you’ve become an experienced commercial pilot, the opportunity and challenge of flying to destinations all over the world is exhilarating.
You learn how to make good decisions
As a pilot you’ll need to understand situations and make decisions based on the information you have available to you. Throughout your training and into the early parts of your career you’ll understand your limits, and what it takes to improve them. A skill that definitely will benefit other areas of your life.
Flying makes you more worldly
Becoming a pilot makes you more aware of the world. You’ll gain knowledge that you never thought you would need to know. You will become a better planner and a logical decision maker. You’ll experience lots of different cultures and pick up new languages.
Man must fly above the earth to the top of the atmosphere and beyond. For only then he will fully understand the world in which he livesSocrates
Become a commercial pilot – join an aviation community
When you take the decision to become a commercial pilot, and fulfill your dream, you’ll instantly become part of a community of like minded individuals. As a new pilot, your new aviation friends will embrace you, help you and support you. These are friendships that are likely to last a lifetime.
The view is stunning
It doesn’t matter if you’re flying around your country or around the world. As a commercial pilot you’ll get to see things from a different perspective.
You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen it’s shadow from the skyAmelia Earhart
Flying is challenging
If flying wasn’t challenging, it wouldn’t be nearly as rewarding. And when you have a bad day, it makes those good days in the air that much better.
You’ll gain a new respect for the world around you
It might not happen overnight, but eventually, you’ll have these moments when you understand the magnitude of flight; how much of a privilege it really is to be a commercial pilot. When you’re up early in the morning and you see the sunrise during takeoff, you’ll be reminded of the earth’s beauty.
It’s a part of who you are
Flying is addictive. For most aspiring pilots it’s a lifetime dream to become a commercial pilot.
Ready to become a pilot?
Take the first step to become a commercial pilot today. We offer both Modular and Integrated courses training from zero experience to your frozen ATPL, so the final question to consider is – are we the right flight training school for you?
We encourage each of our prospective students to arrange a personalised visit. You’ll get the opportunity to meet current students, chat to our team of instructors and really get a feel of the school in full operation. We’re a friendly bunch and we’d love to see you.
Our team are always on hand to help you identify which training path is the most beneficial to you. If you are still unsure then do not hesitate to call us on 01202 596955 or email email@example.com