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IMSAFE Checklist: How Pilots Assess Their Health

Before any pilot climbs into the cockpit, they should perform a health check and confirm that they are fit to fly. This is standard operating procedure for airline pilots and required by FAA regulations. Private and commercial pilots have the same responsibility to keep themselves and others safe by assessing their health before they start […]

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What Are the Pilot Flight Bag Essentials?

The modern pilot’s flight bag has become more efficient, smaller, lighter, and designed to hold all of the flight bag essentials in a ready-to-go kit. Just 15 years ago, pilots needed to carry catalog cases of charts that weighed over 50 pounds! Now, a pilot’s flight bag essentials fit in a much smaller tote. Let’s […]

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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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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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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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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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How Hard Is It to Get a Pilot’s License?

Many people expect that flight training and getting a private pilot’s license is an extremely difficult task, and they may not pursue their interest in flying an airplane because the process seems intimidating. When we ask student pilots how hard it is to get a pilot’s license, they usually say that it can be challenging […]

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How Much Do Pilots Make?

If you are considering turning your love of flying into a career, you are probably wondering how much pilots make. A pilot’s salary depends on what type of aircraft they fly and their level of experience. Within major airlines, the pay scale is usually set up to reflect where you fly, your years of flight […]

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