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What Are the Physical Requirements to Be a Pilot?

As a pilot, what physical requirements will you need to meet to receive a private pilot or commercial pilot certificate? The answer will depend on what kind of pilot you want to become. There are three classes of medical certificates that the FAA requires for pilots based on whether they are a private pilot, a […]

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Can a Felon Be a Pilot?

In many cases, you can be a pilot with a felony on your record. The FAA does not deny pilot certificates solely on the basis of a felony conviction. If the felony is for a drug- or alcohol-related offense, the FAA requires you to wait up to one year before applying for a pilot certificate.1 […]

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Is There a Height Requirement to Be a Pilot?

Many people mistakenly believe that they are too tall or too short to become a pilot. Is there a height requirement to be a pilot, and do you qualify to pursue a career as a professional pilot? Height Requirements for Commercial and Airline Pilots There are no specific height restrictions for pilots under FAA rules. […]

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What Schooling Meets the Requirements to Be a Pilot?

What schooling is required to become a pilot? The answer to this question depends on what kind of pilot you wish to become. If you want to become a professional pilot, you will need FAA approved pilot training and to graduate through the same basic training as private and commercial pilots. Let’s look into the […]

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The Real Benefits of Being a Pilot

Are you considering becoming a professional pilot? Commercial and airline pilots have opportunities to experience a rewarding career that can provide life benefits beyond the paycheck. For most people who want to fly for a living, pilot training is an investment in more than a Commercial Pilot or Airline Transport Pilot certification. Flight school is […]

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How Many Hours Do Pilots Work?

If you want to be a professional pilot, you might wonder “How many hours do pilots work?” The answer to this question depends on the type of commercial or airline pilot you become. There are FAA requirements that limit the number of consecutive hours a pilot works, hours of flight time, and minimum rest periods […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Become a Commercial Pilot?

Commercial pilots carry people and equipment around the world, operating medevac planes, fire spotting, performing mining surveys, guiding aerial tours, and assisting in agriculture. Obtaining a commercial pilot license opens the doors to these careers and volunteer opportunities. If you are considering becoming part of this professional community of pilots, you might be wondering how […]

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Do You Need a Degree to Be a Pilot?

A common question aspiring pilots ask is “Do you need a degree to be a pilot?” The simple answer is that in most cases you do not need a college degree to have a successful career as a pilot. Whether you choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree may depend on your specific career goals. What […]

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Can You Still Become a Pilot with Glasses?

If you have less than perfect vision, you may be wondering if you can be a pilot with glasses or contact lenses. The FAA vision requirements vary by which type of pilot you wish to become, by your age, and by the results of your medical examination. Can Pilots Wear Glasses or Contacts? The FAA […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Get a Pilot’s License?

If you are interested in becoming a pilot, you are probably wondering how much it costs to get a pilot’s license. The total cost of your pilot’s license varies, depending on what kind of pilot you wish to become and what kind of aircraft you intend to fly. There are many other factors that affect […]

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