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How to Go to Flight School

Learn how to go to flight school from pilot Josh Kallenberg in this Howcast video.

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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. So when getting started, one of the things that you have to consider is are you near an airport or do you have the ability to get to an airport, because that's where most flight schools are located. One thing to consider when you're researching your flight schools, is to pre-purchase some of the study materials. Most likely for the private pilot certification, you know it kind of gets you started and you're familiar with what you're going to have to deal with. Also, which is what I did, go ahead and maybe get a flight simulator for your computer and start to play with that. You know, it's not completely realistic, but they're getting pretty good. And at least again it gives you an idea of some of the things you're going to be encountering in your training. Whether you've decided you want to do this professionally or as a hobby, you do have a few options for your flight schools. Some are a more relaxed program. Some are an accelerated program. The relaxed is kind of at your own pace. The accelerated program is a very structured, rigid program. To get started with your basic certifications, if you just want to do it as a hobby some are around five thousand dollars. If you want to do it as a career, it could cost up to fifty-five/ sixty thousand dollars. It just depends on how far you want to go.

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