Choosing the right flight school: what you need to look forFebruary 13, 2019
There is no doubt that flying is the most rewarding experience and adventure in one’s life, therefore it is important to choose the right flight school for you. This career can lead you to marvellous travel opportunities, as well as developing your professional career, and in order to become a safe and confident pilot, you need to make sure you obtain solid information about the training you will be receiving, and compare it to different options so you can make the right choice. If you’re not sure what things to take into consideration, here are a couple of recommendations and things to look at when picking your school.
Consider the location
Think about how far away you would like to be from the school, or even your home country. Weather is a key factor when training, and as everyone else, you want to train as much as you can, as often as you can, which will have a great impact on your time-schedule but also economically. Spain offers one of the best weather conditions in all Europe, and is a frequent destination for those who are seeking to obtain their license in record time.
Community and support
It’s all about the people. Seek out for dedicated instructors with flight experience who create a comfortable environment to train and learn, and who make sure that all students will succeed. Research about the support you will get before, during and after your training before choosing your school.
Will you be doing a modular or an integrated course? Will you be getting additional ratings? These are some of the most important questions to ask yourself as you will have to pick the right course that meets your needs but also your budget. It is important to research about the course length, what costs are covered, how training will be carried out and find out about the strengths and weaknesses of the different courses offered by the school.
This is probably one of the most important factor to look at. When you are looking to succeed within the industry and make you stand out from others, it is important to access to the best equipment and tools, as well as modern fleet for your training. This will not only broaden your knowledge, but also help you to enter in the modern commercial airlines and be familiar with their equipment. Hence the importance of the access and usage of simulators during your training, as they can reproduce complicated weather conditions and even critical which will teach you about what to do and how to react to these situations.
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