You may have different reasons for flying, for someone like me, it is more of fun than work to fly, even if I am a “commercial pilot” because if you happen to be in a profession which is also your passion then it does not seem like work at all as work is having a connotation of everything other than fun, which is indeed the saddest part of it but the other side of the picture is that if you are a commercial pilot then you are the person entrusted by an authority having the responsibility of the smooth journey of the passengers because after going through all the necessary certifications, training periods, licensing you are competent enough to take the responsibility of all the passengers flying off with you so it is indeed, a matter of pride to get responsibility for the security, Safety and well-being of others. Experienced commercial pilots like Ellen Kwame Corkrum Liberia are educating prospecting pilots to make a way with her expertise knowledge and make their path less bumpy, if not completely smooth.
Every good aviation school must have the following programs.
Private Pilot Certificate.
This is your door to entry to one of the most thrilling careers ever. It has the thrill and adventure which you will never experience in a usual job. It is the journey which is more rewarding then the destination, if you happen to choose the best aviation schools. This certification will allow you to fly for fun, boosting your skills especially if you have a helicopter for personal use or wish to have one.
During this period you will be able to get to know the basics of the flight. You will start by learning basic maneuvers and may end up flying solo after getting enough experience. It also demands practical exams to get to know the terminologies associated with it. Your experience will keep on increasing depending upon the time you will spend navigating.
Commercial Pilot Certificate
This will land you in a position where you will get paid to fly making your dreams come true with commercial license. This will give you a sense of satisfaction as you will be responsible for the smooth flight of the passengers flying off with you with actually getting paid for your services. Now, you have the qualification and opportunity to fly almost every kind of civilian helicopter after learning all the advanced maneuvers.
“Choosing a good aviation school will surely make a difference because if want to pursue it as a career then you must not settle with anything other than the best so as to make the most of your money ” as rightly put by Kwame
This will provide you an opportunity to fly high in the clouds, even if there happens to be almost zero visibility in the sky. This stage is more strategically planned as there will be references to the instruments in the helicopter so that you can cover huge distances and reach your final destination.
Certificate Flight Instructor
With this, you will be competent enough to teach others about flying and the good news is that some of the employers might be in your search as this certification provides you advanced skills and maneuvering so that you will be more competent than those pilots who are only having commercial pilot certification.
Professional Pilot Program:
It is a full time structured FAA approved professional pilot course with flight and ground training ranging from basic, advanced to instrument pilot training. It is mandatory to be 18 years of old before enrolling this program and must be able to read, write, speak and understand English language
Conclusion: There are different programs which are being offered by some of the main aviation schools. Depending upon your interests and needs you can choose any of them. Some of them will start from as simple as to knowing the basics of the terminologies to end up making you competent enough to fly higher above the clouds and even make a leaving out of it. The main programs being offered by leading institutes are commercial pilot certificate, instrument rating, private pilot certificate, professional pilot program, certificate flight instructor etc. The experienced commercial pilots like Ellen Kwame Corkrum Liberia, the former Managing Director of the Liberia Airport Authority are always most sought after professionals because of their valuable experiences.