Getting it Done: Succesfully Completing your Flight Training

Posted by Gienne Van Engelen | 8/23/17 10:30 AM

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The tools you need to be successful

We all know flight training is  a big commitment and investment. Naturally you want to knock everything out ASAP (As Soon As Possible)  to avoid getting a delay in your training, because any delay will ultimately cost you more money in housing etc. It is possible to get all your ratings in 7 to 10 months - which is really fast, trust me. The record at our school is in 5 1/2 months. Now, that’s just crazy, I know. In this article ’ll talk about getting all your ratings done in a fast, efficient and effective way. Maybe the one to break the 5 ½ month record at our school will be you..

It all starts with discipline

Studying is important, but what’s even more important than that is knowing HOW to study. If you know how to study you’ll be very effective and efficient, which equals to saving time and money. That is the key here my dear readers. Throughout the years I developed a way to be successful. And I am going to share it with you guys.


“Discipline, Focus, Efficiency, Motivation, Effectiveness, Structure = Success”

Everything you want to do starts with discipline. Do you have trouble studying for your private pilot written exam? Well, you have to have the discipline to start studying. From having discipline comes a certain degree of focus. The more focused you are the more efficient you can study. Think about turning off your phone, and just study for at least one hour straight! Or more importantly at least 30 minutes every day at a certain time. Habit breeds discipline. When you are studying about aerodynamics all your Instagram followers can wait a while longer till you post that picture of the setting sun. Studying = studying, nothing else should be on your mind and bother you.


When you’re disciplined and focused, the more motivation you get. Why, and how is that possible? Well, as soon as you start studying and really understand the topics you’ll get more motivated! This all leads to being more effective. The last thing you need in order for this to really start working for you is structure. You need to study almost everyday and make a plan of when you need to study. Then you’ll get used to it. It’s actually a circle I like to call the circle to success:

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Now that we have this, how do you actually apply this during your training? Read my next blog How To Get A 100% On Your Written Test.