Let's Go Flying May Newsletter
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VOLUME 2, ISSUE 5 •May 27, 2009
Live the Dream
Father, daughter share flight training experience
Fly the Goodyear blimp
Student helps others lose fear of flight
Gone flying? Tell us about your flight and submit photos and video of the experience!
Test your knowledge: Medical Certificates quiz
Follow 'The Finer Points' on Twitter
Women in Corporate Aviation offers scholarship
Aircraft of the Month
Hawker-Beechcraft G58 Baron
Ask a Pilot
Question: I am currently in my junior year in high school, and am looking to become a career pilot. What is the best road to take?
Answer: Aviation is so vast and diverse that it would be helpful if you could establish some initial career goals. For example, if you aspire to become a military fighter jock, or a missionary pilot, or a firefighter airman, or an airline pilot, or a corporate pilot, or a law enforcement aviator...well, the route to each of these is somewhat different. The first step is learning to fly and that requires earning an FAA private pilot certificate. The choice for initial pilot training depends primarily on how you will pay for it. If you are able to start working toward your private pilot certificate at a local airport before you graduate, it will probably be less expensive than starting from scratch at an aviation college, university, or flight academy. Check out the local Civil Air Patrol (CAP) squadron. Some units provide initial flight training to CAP cadets at very low cost.
Do you have a question about flying? Ask a pilot! Call 877-58-PILOT or send an e-mail.
In the Blogs
Here are some recent highlights from our Let's Go Flying blog page.
Help save a Skyraider
Flying in the pilot-maker: A ride in the USAF T-6A Texan II
Sailplane flight simulators
Aviation Calendar of Events
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