If you're a fan of flying, then it's no wonder that you would try to collect and read everything that you can put your hands on regarding aviation. You probably even have loads of aviation shirts in your closet. That's perfectly fine, because after all, flying is always fascinating no matter how many times you've seen an airplane fly or have a ridden in one.
And you've probably considered flying an airplane yourself. As a licensed pilot, you will be able to fly your own airplane and you could travel almost anywhere in the world with just you and your plane. But before anything else, you need to enroll at an aviation school first. Below are some tips that will help you reach your ultimate goal – flying a plane.
First of all, determine how much you're willing to spend on learning how to fly. The reason for this is that the money that you allocate will ultimately determine how long you can learn how to fly, your choice of instructor and planes.
Another thing is that you have to try to find out what kind of flying you want to do. Do you want to be a private pilot, a recreational one? The type of flying you want to do will also determine the number of hours you need to invest in learning how to fly an aircraft as well as the type of certificate you'll receive.
Once you have answered those important questions, you can now look for a flight school. If you live in North America, you'll most likely find several flight schools within your area. Not sure about it? There are ways to go about it. You can check your local yellow pages, or you could also use online resources. There are tons of websites out there that help you quickly search for a flight school in your area.
Depending on the flight school you're enrolled in, you can choose the plane that you wish to fly and the instructor who will teach you. Choosing a particular plane to fly is good if you already have an airplane, or if you wish to focus on flying a particular type of plane. Choosing an instructor is also helpful if you're after a special teaching style or wish to work with someone you're comfortable with.
Also remember to get yourself a student pilot certificate. Learning how to fly is a lot like driving, and because of that, you need a student permit before you can even take off on your first flight. So get yourself one before enrollment. You could also consult your flight instructor on how to go about getting one.
All in all, learning how to fly is the best decision you will ever make if you are really into aviation. Doing so takes you to another level that's literal higher than just collecting aviation t-shirts and model airplanes. For most people who learn how to fly, it's the realization of a longtime dream. You, too, can achieve that as well.