Learning to Fly – What You Need to Know


Science, Freedom, Beauty, Adventure — aviation offers it all.

Charles Lindberg

Why Become a Pilot?

As implied in the Charles Lindberg quote above, few things offer such a compelling motivation as aviation. In the course of becoming a certificated pilot, you will employ basic scientific principles, learn new motor skills, navigation, aeronautical decision making, and much more. For having made this effort, you’ll be awarded not only, freedom, beauty, and adventure, but also the utility of air travel.

Vocabulary for this section:

  • Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)
  • CFI
  • Syllabus
  • Student Pilot Certificate
  • Medical Certificate
  • BasicMed
  • Air Medical Examiner (AME)
  • Pilot in Command (PIC)  
  • Aircraft Category
  • Aircraft Class
  • Flight Review
  • Fixed Based Operator (FBO)

Code of Federal Regulations: