People of all shapes and sizes, ages and abilities have learned to fly. For some people, it may have been a childhood dream to travel among the clouds, for others it may be simply a love for the stunning view from 10,000 feet above. Many people have made flying their career and love the job. Whether for leisure or work, learning how to fly does not have to be stressful if you have a dedicated instructor being attentive to your needs. Here are 4 reasons why we think you should choose being a pilot as your career.
Being A Pilot Pays Well
On the commercial side, a shrinking talent pool of qualified pilots, as a result of the FAA 1500 hour ruling which requires first officers to hold an ATP certificate, now means that being a pilot has become a much better paying job in the U.S. Unlike your standard 9-to-5 job, a pilot earns an hourly wage with a guaranteed minimum number of hours. Pilot salaries varies with experience, seniority and among airlines, with pilots flying international routes earning more than those on domestic routes.
Why queue up at the airport when get to your destination much quicker and efficiently by flying? When you are flying your plane, whether domestically or internationally, you can choose to travel at your own pace and fly when and where you want. You don’t have to worry about the extra charges your luggage will incur and you can even bring your pets along with you. Under the current FAA rules, only the Airline Transport Pilot license allows the holder to act as pilot in command of an aircraft that is carrying passengers or property.
It Brings You Places
You get paid for travelling around the world. A multitude of careers are open to you from the moment you attain your pilot license.
It’s The Best Job One Could Have
This point does bear repeating nonetheless. Everyday when you go to work, you get to see the world from a whole new perspective where the majority of people will never get to see in their lives. You learn to appreciate and be in awe of nature’s beauty and everyday is never the same. You feel free and whatever that’s happened to you on the ground dissipates the moment you are in the skies.
Is Flying For You?
We may have given you our top four reasons why we think being a pilot is a great career but you may be asking yourself ‘Is Flying For Me’? What if it is not THE job for you? If you are not sure really want to find out if flying is your cup of tea then you will be glad to know that Pray Aviation offers a package where you can join our instructors for a day as a co-pilot in one of our two-seater airplanes. Not only will you experience what its like to take to the skies, you will also carry out pre-flight preparations with our instructors and get first-hand experience on take-offs and landings in an airplane.
Building your Multi Engine hours
But learning doesn’t stop after you have obtained your private pilot license. Always strive to better yourself each day.
If you want to fly higher in your piloting career then you must remember to accumulate multi engine hours that will count towards your next certification and keep your skills sharp by studying and flying often. Pray Aviation averages 30 ATP check rides a month and conducts accelerated flight training with one on one coaching throughout seven days of the week. Our approach to flight training ensures that each student receives full attention from the instructor which results in better mastery over the subject.
Timings are flexible, you can come in and fly during the weekends or when your work schedule permits, and we will do our utmost to accommodate your requests.