However, with the sheer glut of flight schools available, choosing the right one can be daunting, especially without any guidance.
You can begin to research each school separately but this can take a substantial amount of time.
You can travel to the different schools to check out their orientation classes.
However, this too, can be time consuming and may end up costing quite a bit of money.
The good news is there are ways to help make your search for the perfect flight school much easier.
Read on! How to Select the Right Flight School for You So where do you start? As in most things in life, it all starts with you.
Go ahead and check your own answers to the following questions.
· What exactly is your reason for entering a flight school? Do you want to become a pilot; meaning you want to make a living out of flying? Or do you just want to indulge a passion for flying; meaning this is just a hobby.
Your answer to this question helps determine the type of flight school you need.
· Do you know anything about flying now? If you grew up surrounded by pilots or have had a few flying lessons before, then you maybe you need not start on the most basic of lessons.
On the other hand, if you're a complete newbie then you may want to start slow and list up with a mail order course first to cover the basics before you actually start to fly.
· How much time do you have now? Can you devote a lot of time to the flight school or is this something you would have to squeeze in between a full time job and your daily activities? The above will hopefully help you narrow down the flight schools you want to visit or short list as your flying school of choice.
Of course, the selection process does not stop there.
You would have to visit the flight school so you get a feel of how the school operates and of course to see their selection of planes and, perhaps more importantly, how these planes are maintained by the school.
Talking with the school's flight instructors is also a good idea.
Feel free to ask for referrals from friends and family or even ask the school to name a few former clients you can contact.
Finally, check if the school is accredited with any reputable flying organization and if it has received any awards or citations.