When you were 6 years old, you heard those infamous words for the first time. “You’re grounded!” Ever since that day, you swore to yourself, “never again!” Little did you know that was going to be literally and figuratively. Whichever word you decide to add “ly” to at the end though, you always knew “fly” was the one you would always come back to. They may have always said your head was in the clouds, well maybe for once they were right. You were born to do this so be sure to do it the right way. Below you will learn how to get a flying start on flight school. It’s where you were meant to be so why not get that head in the clouds a head start.
Flight simulators are a great way to get yourself accustomed to the controls of various types of aircraft you will encounter once you enroll in flight school. In fact, before they will allow you to man the helm of the actual plane itself, they will insist you pass certain benchmarks on their own set of simulators. There are some popular simulators available online, a vast majority of them for free even! Why not take advantage of this flying start as soon as possible. You’ll wow your instructors and build an important skill set ahead of time. By the time class comes around, you’ll be a sim ace.
Crashes and various disaster scenarios are something that you shouldn’t worry about, but they are something you should be prepared to handle. That way if something does happen, you will act automatically, instinctively sure of what to do without doubt or ignorance to cloud your thinking. If an actual emergency arises, your calm demeanor could end up saving lives. In a classroom test scenario, your instructors will not pass you unless you have these down to a science. So foreknowledge of how to act and decisions that need to be made without freezing up in moments of crisis will be invaluable.
You have known all along the course of your life would lead you down the runway and into the great blue yonder. With a little extra effort before you get your license, you can already have one foot in that door of the captain’s cabin. Practice your simulations, your emergency protocols, and read up on current flight laws and regulations, which are readily available online. Before you know it, you will have that pilot’s license and be soaring like you were born to. Don’t let unpreparedness ground you. Rise and get your aviation career rolling.