If you dream of becoming a pilot, commitment and persistence are some of the most required things to achieve it. However, there are more technical and legal pilot requirements that you need to fulfill to become one. We’ll describe them in detail below:
Teaches you everything to go from zero-hours to flying a jet (probably a 737 or an Airbus A319/320) in about 15 to 18 months. It consists of 6 to 8 months of theory where you don’t fly and just study (although, there are schools where you fly and study the theory simultaneously).
The EASA theory consists of 14 different subjects divided in 3 modules ranging from air law to aerodynamics, human factors and even meteorology. After completing all of these subjects and passing 14 tests with at least 75% you have a frozen EASA ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot License). Frozen basically means you have to fly 1500 hours in 5 years to earn your Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate or your exams will expire and you will have to do all them again.
Another blog post by an semi-international student!
My dear readers, I’ve experienced that awesome feeling when everything is set up for you to start your training. But then, there is one BIG last hurdle to overcome before you can start flying: How will you finance the training?read more
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Every parent has asked this question. She wants to be a veterinarian, or he wants to be a video game designer. We all hope for doctors, lawyers, and engineers but, how do you respond when they say “pilot”? Many kids say that right after their first flight on vacation. They see the uniform, the trip up to the cockpit and all the buttons and blinking lights. Many forget later, but the special few ones keep saying pilot over and over again, despite the computer programming camp and the piano lessons… they keep saying pilot. If that is the case, congratulations, you have raised an Aviator.read more
First, let me tell you a bit about myself before we dive into the subject. You might be thinking; “What the heck is a semi-international flight student? And who are you?”. Well, my dear readers, a semi-international flight student is somebody who was born in the States but never grew up here. I have the privilege of being a US Citizen, but my view on flight schools is from an international perspective.read more
We all have doubts about being good enough for something we really really want to do. It doesn’t matter if it is approaching an attractive girl/guy at the party or a raise at our job, that insecurity haunts us to a certain point, and student pilots are no exception for this feeling.read more