How to Get Your Pilot License

Learn how to get your pilot license from pilot Josh Kallenberg in this Howcast video.

Hi, my name is Josh Kallenberg and I’m here at the Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California. I’ve been flying professionally for about 13 years, and now I have the pleasure of flying this Gulfstream G450 which is a lot of fun and exciting. And today I’m going to talk to you about becoming a pilot. So how are you going to get your license? Well, depends on which program you take, but you’re going to have to complete a certain amount of hours, flight hours, which will include instruction given and some solo flight time. And when you get a minimum of between 35 and 40 hours, although it takes most people at least 60 hours on average, you’re going to go ahead and take a written exam. A written exam is about two and a half hours, and once you pass that you’re going to take an oral and a flight exam with an FAA designated examiner. Let me add something about the written test,you might be nervous or it sounds pretty ominous,it’s really not that bad, and your instructor is not going to let you take any of these tests until you’re comfortable and he or she feel that you’re ready to take it. Some of the tests involve math, which I was not good at when I was younger. You still will figure it out, it’s really not that hard. It just takes time and dedication and discipline to learn some of the concepts, learn some of the terminology,but all stuff that with time, practice, and studying, you’ll get it. It’s not bad.