Here are the beginning steps to become a pilot! If you have any questions about this journey, we are happy to help!
One of the first things you will want to do is find a flight school that works best for you, your goals and your schedule.
You will want to create an account on the Federal Aviation Administration IACRA website and set up an appointment to meet with an instructor, who will help you get your Student Pilot License.
After this application is complete, you will receive your Student Pilot License in the mail. This is exciting!
You will want to sign up for your medical, and find an FAA approved Medical Doctor, to give you your medical certification.
This medical certification states that you are in good health and up to FAA standards to fly.
Your flight instructor or Ground School will help inform you of the different classes of medical, and which one you will need for the type of flying you want to do.
The link to information about these two steps are found below:
In order to fly, the last thing you will need is a Log Book, this is how you will log all of your hours.
You will want to keep this, your student license, medical certificate and your log book on you at all times.
You can easily obtain a log book on Amazon or your flight school may have them, or share their preferred digital Pilot log app.
Your flight instructor will thank you for going through Ground School, and you will be glad you did.
This is the comprehensive introduction to becoming a Pilot that involves but is not limited to: plane instruments, weather, flying, and navigation.
While most flight schools have a Ground School, Checkride Prep offers a comprehensive virtual class, as well as some free education options!
Women in Aviation International's mission is to engage, educate, inspire and empower more women into the field of aviation.
Becoming a member of Women in Aviation is easy and opens you up to scholarships that will help you pay for flight training!
There are discounted rates for student members!
Please check our WAI CT scholarship list often as we are updating our yearly scholarship soon!
The 99s offers a sisterhood of like minded women, education, conference, as well as scholarships for flight training at all levels and much more.
To join the Ninety-Nines:
"Student Pilot: A woman who holds either 1) a student pilot certificate or 2) a Logbook with current lesson, a letter from instructor or flight school and Government issued ID showing gender. Academic Student holding a rating higher than Student Pilot does not qualify for this membership." -99's website
Have you been dreaming about becoming a 99? The link is right below!
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