Where To Get Your Aviation Certificate

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There are literally a little over 300 million adults in the United States, and two-thirds of them have a driver’s license. Yet, a little of 600,000 or less than one in 500 of them are licensed by the FAA to fly a plane. So the next time you see a movie where the pilots have all passed out or are dead from poisonous gas and the stewardess or a fellow passenger flies the plane, don’t believe it.

Learning to fly a plane isn’t rocket science, but it’s not exactly something people can pick up in 20 minutes of instruction either. So what’s involved.

Step one – becoming a student pilot

In the first step, you go to a flight school with a certified FAA flight instructor and enroll. Candidates can be younger than 17, but to become licensed, 17 is the minimum age.

Candidates must prove they are minimally fluent …