You are on your way to learn one of the most amazing and rewarding skill that is flying. Most of the pilot students travel to different country or city to begin their dream career in aviation. There are few skills you should have to make your flight training smoother. Though these are not ‘must have’ skills but will give you many advantages while training and after the course.
Most of the time pilots undergoing aviation training survived on fast-food such as McDonalds and KFCs. This is simply because most of the students never cooked before. Eating fast-food is expensive. When you do this every day you are adding extra dollars to your training cost and also fast food is not the best option for a pilot’s health. As a pilot our health is most valuable asset we have. So keeping it well and fit means, we can fly till very old age.
Most of the airports are located far away from the city mainland which means it could be difficult to get around by public transport. Especially cities in USA with its land size, having a car is very useful in many ways. So before you start your training, try to get your driving license. Not only you will be able to commute easily but will also be able to save lot money which you were spending on the taxi cost.
Not everyone is a big fan of reading. Many students only read when they have to for their studies. But once you decide to step inside a career in aviation you are signing up to life long learner. This means reading many books to keep you on top of your industry and always be number one.
Great piloting skills is the number one factor of getting an airline job, but knowing someone in the aviation industry is a useful factor when it comes to get a place in the interview or even get a job sometimes. Even in your training period having a good network will give you an edge on many advantages. So maintain a good relationship with school owner, school staff, all the instructors and students. You will be surprised in future from where the help come from.