If the thought of traveling the world and discovering new places excites you, a piloting career may be a great option for you. Soaring through the sky at 20,000 feet can be a magical experience, and with the right pilot training, you could be hanging with the clouds sooner than you think!

At Crew Pilot Training, Inc, we offer small pilot classes at our aviation school in Freeport. We are an FAA-approved, Part 142, Flight Training School that provides a comprehensive selection of Boeing 737 flight training courses for commercial pilots who wish to upgrade to an Airline Transport Pilot’s Certificate with a Boeing 737 aircraft type rating, or just add a B-737 type rating to your current Airman’s Certificate.

Our team is devoted to advancing the careers of professional and commercial pilots, and our classes usually hold two to four students at a time, meaning you can get the individualized attention you need to succeed.

Are You Pilot Material?

To become an airline or commercial pilot, you must be trained to operate aerial vehicles. There is a high amount of stress involved in this career, as you command the aircraft through various weather conditions, you’ll be in charge of making difficult decisions while in the air. In addition to making difficult decisions, a pilot should have good communication skills and problem solving skills.

Most pilot careers require individuals to earn an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in aviation, aeronautics, or a similar discipline. To become an official pilot, it is also required that you have 250 hours of flight time under your belt.

Let’s take a look at some steps you can take to start your exciting career as a pilot!

Get A College Degree

Unless you learned how to fly a Boeing 737 in the military, obtaining a college degree is a great first step in earning your pilot’s license. While a degree may not be required for some airlines, most employers tend to prefer pilots who have invested in a college education. Whether you get a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, physics, aerospace engineering, or computer science, having a college education will only help you in the long run.

Get Those Flying Hours

As we mentioned above, if you want to become a pilot, you’ll have to have 250 hours of practice flight time. This is a rule set by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Pilots can log their flight hours through the U.S. Armed Forces.

Earning Your Pilot’s License

Once you have 250 hours of flight experience, if you’re 18 years or older, you can move on to other requirements set by the federal government. All pilots are required to pass a physical exam. This is to ensure that the pilot doesn’t have physical impairments that may interfere with their flight performance (good vision and hearing are a must). Pilot candidates also must pass a written exam that will be observed by an FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) certified instructor.

To learn more about Crew Pilot Training, Inc. and our Freeport aviation school, or to sign up for a course, contact us today.