Earn a Pilot License

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Earn a Pilot License by Mind Map: Earn a Pilot License

1. Type of license

1.1. Private Pilot License (PPL)

1.1.1. Can fly in day and night visual conditions

1.1.2. Can carry passengers (Friends, family, co-workers)

1.1.3. Cannot fly for paid compensation

1.2. Recreational Pilot

1.2.1. Designed for flying for fun in your local area

1.2.2. Cannot fly during night

1.3. Instrument Rating (IR)

1.3.1. Fly in inclement weather

1.3.2. Can carry passengers (Friends, family, co-workers)

1.3.3. Cannot fly for paid compensation

1.4. Commercial Pilot (CPL)

1.4.1. Fly in any weather

1.4.2. Can be financially compensated for piloting an aircraft

2. When

2.1. Within the next year

2.1.1. Have the time to dedicate

2.1.2. Not the best choice financially

2.2. In 1-5 years

2.2.1. Save up money to afford school/flight times

2.2.2. May not have the time to dedicate to school

2.3. 5+ years from now

2.3.1. Will be in a better financial situation to begin school

2.3.2. Unsure if future schedule will allow time to dedicate to school

3. Cost

3.1. Student Pilot = $75-$200 (medical certificate)

3.2. Private Pilot License (PPL) = $10,000

3.3. Instrument Rating (IR) = $8,000

3.4. Commercial Pilot (CPL) = $65,000

4. Level of investment

4.1. Hobby?

4.2. Side job?

4.3. Full time career?

5. Where

5.1. Glacier Aviation - Olympia, WA

5.2. Jorgensen Air Service - Olympia, WA

5.3. ATP Flight School - Gig Harbor, WA

5.4. Clover Park Technical College - Lakewood, WA

6. Steps

6.1. Meet the requirements:

6.1.1. - Be 17 years of age

6.1.2. - Read, speak, write, and understand the English language

6.1.3. - Hold a U.S. student pilot certificate (authorization to take flight instructions from a licensed instructor)

6.1.4. Pass a medical exam

6.2. Complete ground school

6.2.1. Complete 40 hours of ground school and pass the FAA written knowledge test

6.3. Complete flight training

6.3.1. Log 40 hours of flight training (PPL)

6.4. Pass check-ride

6.4.1. Demonstrate knowledge of flight skills to a certified flight instructor