4 Tips on Saving Money While Learning to Become a Pilot
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4 Tips on Saving Money While Learning to Become a Pilot

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The start of the new year is a great time to start setting some financial goals. If you’re in flight school, it can be difficult to know how to save money. Luckily, there are a few ways to save money on your flight training and help you get the most out of your investment in your future careers.

Saving Money on Flight Training

Below are 4 tips on how to save money on your flight training:

  1. Fly as often as possible – Like anything else, flying requires practice. The more you practice, the more quickly you’ll pick up new skills and the more easily you’ll remember them. Talk to your flight school about your schedule, because most will be willing to accommodate your schedule.
  2. Use a flight simulator – Flight simulation has become very advanced and you can count a few hours toward earning your license! Flying in a simulator right before a flight lesson is a great way to get a refresher and maximize the time you spend with your flight instructor.
  3. Practice in less expensive aircraft – Having the basics is all you need to become a successful pilot. Fancy, expensive planes are nicer and more advanced, but flight schools charge higher rates for the more advanced aircraft, so if you’re trying to save money, stick with the basics!
  4. Complete ground school and pass the FAA Knowledge test – Lastly, taking a ground school course to start your training can help you knock out a third of the requirements you need to become a pilot by passing the FAA Knowledge test. Additionally, studying on your own can help you decide if being a pilot is right for you before investing more money into it.

Here at Elevate Aviation, it’s important to us that we’re able to help prospective pilots become successful in their careers. We offer pilot services, aircraft rental, management of aircraft for private owners, and premium training from expert flight instructors. For more information, contact Elevate Aviation here in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Posted on Jan 27, 2020
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