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Flying for Fun

Climb into a plane and fly off for a weekend visit with family and friends. Soar above your hometown, seeing streets and landmarks in entirely new ways. Or simply enjoy the serenity and silence of your own high-altitude “Zen.”

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Flying for Career

Many aspiring pilots have dreams of taking their passion for aviation and making it into a career. The good news is that the outlook has never been better for hopeful commercial pilots. In 2018, Boeing projected a demand for 790,000 pilots over the next 20 years.

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Dig Deeper, Fly Higher

The best pilots never stop learning and honing their skills. Keep up on the latest developments in general aviation with educational webinars, podcasts by other pilots, and videos. Take online courses and assess your knowledge with quizzes.

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Types of Flying

Things you can do with a pilot license

Every journey to flight is different and will vary based on the time, money, and commitment you are willing to spend to make your dream come true. Here is a basic overview of the basic types of private civilian flying:

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