What Does it Take to Become a Pilot?
It’s easier than you may think. Yes, there are certain requirements that must be met in order to obtain your pilot’s license. Your instructor will ensure that you meet, and exceed, all of the requirements.
Ground Study & Flight Training
There are two components of your training: ground study and flight training. The two components work hand in hand during your training. Vector Aviation offers ground school classes in order to assist you with the ground study. You will learn about subjects such as aerodynamics, aircraft design and systems, aircraft performance, weather, communications, airport operations, and most importantly, good aeronautical decision making. And we provide a logical, structured approach to your flight training so that your time is used as efficiently as possible. You will start off with the basics, such as takeoff, straight and level flight, turns, climbs and descents, flight at various airspeeds, and, of course, landings. Then you will progress to the more advanced skills, such as cross country navigation, simulated instrument flight, night flight, and solo flights.
Lastly, the final step to obtaining your license is the checkride. This is the big day, when you transition from student to full fledged pilot. At Vector Aviation, we make sure that you are thoroughly prepared for your checkride. And, as a further service to our students, we have an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner on our staff, so you can take advantage of the convenience of taking the checkride right at your home airport, with an Examiner that you already know.
You may hear about hourly requirements needed to take your checkride. Of course, we ensure that you meet the mandatory minimum requirements. But, more importantly, we ensure that you are proficient in all the skills that will make you a safe and confident pilot who enjoys the privileges that come with your pilot’s license.