Essential Tips for Every New Pilot
Training to become a private pilot is as exciting as it is demanding, pushing you to your limits each and every day as you absorb the theory and learn how to put it into practice.
Here are some tips for every pilot in training from one of the top flight schools in NJ.
- Get industry exposure:
When you’re working as a pilot, everything about your job has to be second nature to you, so it’s a good idea to get as much exposure to flight systems and operations as possible. It’s best to find a mentor who can take you under their wing.
- Armchair flying:
Sure, it’s not the same as the real thing, but sitting in your favorite armchair and running through in-flight motions or visualizing your cockpit is a fantastic way to build that muscle memory and instinct that every great pilot has.
- Prepare for your flying lessons:
Always prepare as much as possible for every flying lesson, whether it will take place in the air or in the classroom. This will help you absorb critical knowledge and prepare you for each new lesson. A strong foundation to your training means you’ll catch on faster, progress with more ease and help calm any anxiety you may feel.
- Build good habits from the start:
It’s the habits that you develop during training that will reward you or trip you up during your career, so it’s best to focus on developing the good ones! Do your pre-flight checks thoroughly every time, even when you’re excited to get up into the air. Be willing and open to learning new things. Be proactive, not reactive. Learn to set goals and how to prioritize them. And never miss an opportunity to learn something new.
Want to Learn to Fly in NJ? Choose Monmouth Executive Airport Flight School
Your journey into a career as a pilot starts with getting your pilot’s license at a top flying school in NJ like Monmouth Executive airport.
We have our own FAA certified A&P/IA on premises and our location outside of the crowded New York area airspace designations means that you get to experience clear, uncrowded skies as you learn to fly. Our classes and lessons are led by experienced and fully certified flight instructor dedicated to helping you achieve your dream.