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Have you always dreamed of becoming a pilot? Get a taste for what you'd learn in flight school with these videos. Pilot Josh Kallenberg takes you on a tour of a cockpit; shows you how to do takeoffs and landings; explains airplane navigation systems; shows you how to make a flight plan; tells you how to become instrument certified; and shares insider tips on how to become a pilot, whether you dream of becoming a commercial pilot or a charter pilot for private jets.
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. Why do I enjoy flying? There's a challenge. One of the reasons that I got into flying was because I wanted to impress the girls. Did it? Not really. You know, I've tried several different types of flying. Some as aerobatics, and that's some of my favorite -- just don't tell my mom that. What's the difference between a pilot and a jet engine? The jet engine stops whining after it lands. As a pilot you'll realize one of the perks is that you get to eat gourmet meals at gourmet restaurants, such as this bar -- this is as good as it gets. This is the Autobot symbol. Actually, this airplane is going to be in the new Transformers 3 movie. You know, you get a sense of freedom. I can climb, I can descend, I can go over there, or here -- and that's kinda cool too. You feel free. And I think that there's not many things you can do in life that give you that feeling.