If you have ever dreamed of taking to the skies and piloting your own plane, FlyBy Aviation Academy is the place for you. As one of the leading commercial pilot schools, we have helped countless students achieve their aviation goals. But despite our high success rate, comprehensive course, and esteemed faculty, we strive to keep our prices low. This allows us to welcome everybody to our pilot school, making flight training a possibility for everybody.
If you are ready to pursue your dream by enrolling in a FlyBy course, there are a few things you should do to prepare for your training. We’re going to be outlining the most important of them in this article.
Here’s everything you need to do so you can hit the ground running at our aviation academy!
Consult Experienced Pilots
Nobody can tell you what flight school is like better than those who have already completed it. This is why you should be sure to reach out to a few experienced pilots before beginning your training. They’ll be able to talk you through the entire education process, so you’ll know what to expect from the moment your education begins through to your graduation. Don’t be shy about contacting pilots. They are usually more than happy to share their experiences and help mold the next generation of fliers.
Use A Flight Simulator
Flight simulators are essential tools for pilots. You’ll certainly use one throughout your time in our flight school. You should also continue to use one after graduation, so you can keep your skills sharp. We encourage those considering aviation education to use a flight simulator before their course even begins. This will allow you to familiarize yourself with the workings of simulators and develop some aviation basics independently. A desktop simulator is the best option, but it could cost you a lot of money. If you’d rather keep your spending to a minimum, there are several quality simulator apps that will allow you to practice from the comfort of your smartphone.
As you advance in your training, we have a set of sophisticated simulators that provide a very realistic experience of being in a cockpit of a large commercial jet. Since commercial jets cost a lot of money to fly, sophisticated simulators are the only realistic way of training on such aircraft before you are employed by a major airline.
Obtain Medical Certification
Pilots must be examined by an aviation medical examiner before they are permitted to take to the skies. We recommend obtaining your medical certification before you begin your course. This will give you plenty of time to identify and rectify any medical issues which may prevent you from securing your license. If you need us to help you obtain your Class I Medical we can do so. Your Class I certificate is included in the 69,300 Euro all inclusive fee, although if you already have a certification you will receive a $400 discount from this price.
Participate In A Fly Along
Flying in a light aircraft is very different from flying in a commercial plane. If you have never taken a ride in a light aircraft before, we suggest reaching out to a seasoned pilot and asking if you can accompany them on a flight. This will allow you to get comfortable inside a light aircraft without the pressures of piloting it. It will also allow you to see plane controls being used up close and personal. If possible, participate in multiple fly alongs with several different pilots. The more air time you can rack up before the beginning of your course, the better!
Listen To ATC Communications
While in flight, pilots must maintain regular communication with air traffic control. This ensures they follow a safe path, with no risk to themselves and their passengers, not to mention other pilots and their passengers. You can easily listen in to live ATC communications online. As well as being extremely interesting, these live audio communications are a great way for a budding pilot to familiarize themselves with industry vernacular.
Study Aviation History
Most of your education at our aviation academy will center around practical flight skills and relevant theory. However, we also encourage our students to read up on the history of flight and the aviation industry. This is the best way to strengthen your passion for flying and motivate yourself to complete your education. There are plenty of books, documentaries, and podcasts that cover aviation history. These sources make learning easy, accessible, and, above all, fun!
The Selection of an Integrated Programme Over a Modular Course Is a Smart Move
Potential employers prefer candidates to have graduated from an integrated ATPL program. Modular programs will also cost you more in the long run because you might have overlapping or redundant training and it will take you much longer to begin to earn your first paycheck. With FlyBy's integrated ATPL program you could go from never having been in a cockpit to an ATPL certified pilot ready to be hired by a major carrier in only 14 months.
Save, Save, Save For Your Pilot Training Future
Flight school can be extremely demanding. It requires a great deal of dedication and concentration on the part of the student. As such, many people find it difficult to balance their education and with their working life and must sacrifice the latter in order to complete the former. This is why you should be sure to start saving money long before you begin flight school. If you choose to put your working life on hold during your education, these savings will allow you to live comfortably throughout your course.
If you join an intensive ATP integrated course such as the one at FlyBy you will need to spend the next 14 months dedicated to your flying career as you will have little extra time for side jobs. It is thus ideal if you can find financing for your education upfront.
Let Us Help You Become a Flying Pilot!
FlyBy Aviation Academy is second to none when it comes to commercial aviation education. This is proven by the many positive testimonies of our former students, as well as the flight success they went on to. If you want to be among these success stories, contact us today on +44 7828 886964.