5 Reasons to Get Your Pilot’s License!


Piper Meridian

Are you thinking about getting your pilot’s license? Here are a few reasons you should learn to fly!

1. Flying is a better way to travel.

“Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” Do these words sound familiar? Well we’ve all been there. The long road trips in the family cruiser, the unbearable traffic jams and nothing but highway views can sometimes be hard to get excited about. Flying has dramatically shrunk the world and the way we travel globally. Forget about packing into the car or the TSA lines to get onto an airliner, with your pilot's license you go load up the airplane and get from point A to point B quicker and easier.

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2. It can take you to remote places.

From big tundra tires, to floats or skis, many airplanes can be outfitted for different landscapes, opening the backcountry to pilot adventurers. From hiking and camping, to fishing and hunting, there are endless opportunities in Mother Nature, and a personal airplane is the perfect way to get you there. However if your airplane isn’t best suited for the most extreme locations, there are many fly in campgrounds located all around the country that accommodate a wide range of aircraft types.

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3. You can go upside down.

Have you ever been at an airshow, watching an aerobatic performer and wondered what performing those maneuvers feels like? The sensation of pulling positive and negative G Forces on your body while watching the horizon go in circles is exhilarating for some, but not for everyone. If you love riding roller coasters and thrill rides, aerobatic flying may be right up your alley. With the proper aircraft and training, acro flying is just another fun option.

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4. The views.

The opportunity to see a sunset or landmark from a few miles up, or even float next to a cloud is often times reason enough to fly.

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5. It's a great accomplishment to share with your friends and family.

For many, earning a pilot's license is one of the pinnacles of their lives. The pure joy and freedom of flight is paralleled by little else. On top of the great feeling of accomplishment that comes with flight, it is a great activity to share with your family and friends…and they will no doubt be impressed. Join the great pilot community and start working toward your pilot's license today!


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