Training and Safety
AOPA resources help student pilot
Michael Saul of Dallas, Ga., dreamed of flying for years but didn't know how to get started—until he discovered the resources available through AOPA's Flight Training Web site and AOPA Project Pilot, where he found his mentor, William Wang of New York.
"I never thought I would find so much in one place...," said Saul. Armed with information on the training process, choosing flight schools and instructors, and certificate requirements, Saul, 38, found that learning to fly is easier than he imagined.
Now he is on his way to becoming a private pilot—a dream he plans to fulfill before his fortieth birthday.
December 13, 2007