How You Can Prepare For Aviation School

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How You Can Prepare For Aviation School

How You Can Prepare For Aviation School

17 December 2016
Education & Development, Blog

If you've made the decision to complete an aviation program to obtain a pilot certification, you're in good company as only a small group of people can use this label to describe themselves. Whether you choose to use your certification for private or commercial purposes, this accomplishment can open a number of doors for you. Before embarking on such a unique experience, it's important that you be prepared.

Invest In A Simulator Program

Some people frown down on the use of simulators unless they are in an academic environment. While it is a fair assessment that a simulator designed for entertainment isn't quite the same as a real flight experience, it's not to say that some options can't be helpful.

This is especially the case when it comes to many software-based simulator programs that you can install on your personal computer. These programs help create a level of familiarity that is realistic and informative. Complete your investment with the addition of a rubber and yoke for an even more realistic flight experience.

Learn The Lingo

If you don't take the time to learn some aviation language, your first few days in the program will probably feel more like a foreign language course than an aviation course. For instance, consider the question – what's your zone? It would be easy to assume that the question is being asked to get some idea about your location.

However, when in flight, this question is generally a request about your visibility, as in what's your zone of view or how far can you see? While the purpose of aviation school is to teach you this knowledge, it doesn't hurt to get a head start.  

Head To The Airfield

If you live in an area near a large airport or a military airfield, head out to these areas to soak up even more knowledge. Even watching aircrafts during their takeoff and landing procedures can help offer some insight and better prepare you for the course.

If you don't have this luxury, you can research in-flight videos on the Internet. In addition to takeoff and landing procedures, you should also find flight deck videos that give you the pilot POV.

You likely didn't just rush into your decision to attend aviation school. You thought about it, planned, and took the time to check it out. Keep the same train of thought when it comes to getting ready for the course. Remember, the more prepared you are, the better the experience.

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