Have you ever thought that flying a plane might be fun? Maybe you want to fly planes for a career? If you answered yes to either of these questions, aviation school may be a good choice for you.
When beginning aviation school, you start as a student pilot. This means that you are flying with a flight instructor for 15-20 hours, or until you are skilled enough to fly on your own. After being a student pilot, you can become a private pilot. Private pilots are able to fly with passengers, although only when visibility is greater than 3 miles. A few requirements for earning your private pilot's license include that you must be 17 years or older when your training is complete and you take your flight test, you must pass the 60 multiple-choice questions on the test with a 70% or better, and you must have 60 hours of flight training, which is divided into certain requirements. There are other requirements for become a private pilot, these are just to give you an idea.
After becoming certified as a private pilot through aviation school, you can get your instrument rating, which will allow you to fly when the visibility is less than 3 miles. After receiving this rating, you will need about 190 to 250 flight hours and a multi-engine rating to obtain your commercial pilot's license.
Many people who have just earned their commercial pilot's license become flight instructors for aviation school to earn more flight time. This is because to get a job as a commercial pilot, most places require you to have 500-2000 flight hours. As a flight instructor, not only do you get to earn your required hours to become a commercial pilot, but you also get to enjoy teaching others the joys of flying, as well as earn some money doing it.