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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. After the private pilot certification, you'll most likely get your instrument rating. What does that allow you to do? That allows you to fly in clouds. Obviously, you can't see outside, you've got to look solely at your referenced instruments. Uh, it's, it's a bit of a challenging uh rating, but it is crucial if you're going to fly commercially, uh or have any sort of really professional career in aviation; and even if you're going to do it as a hobby, I still recommend uh you get it. It adds flexibility, you know you might not be stuck somewhere because of the clouds. You can fly though them in most circumstances again we won't get into the exceptions uh but it really is important and again uh it will allow you to continue to the next step.