How To Prepare For Flight School

Updated: Jan 26

So you have decided to get your pilot’s license and are asking yourself, how do I prepare for flight school? At Chiota Aviation, we offer classes to help you get your private license or continue on your journey to becoming a commercial pilot. Today, we are going to walk you through what you can do to prepare yourself for flight school training


How To Prepare For Flight School
How To Prepare For Flight School

Math and Physics Review

While flight school does not contain overly complicated math, you will need some basic mathematical skills. Brush up on your mental arithmetic, the center of mass calculations, and review basic geometry to give you a leg up in flight school.


Practice on a Desktop Flight Simulator

At Chiota Aviation, we have a Redbird FMX flight simulator machine in-house to allow you to practice your flying skills on the ground. As a student, you can receive up to 50 hours toward your commercial license in the simulator.


Study the Phonetic Alphabet

The phonetic alphabet is a key skillset in the airline industry. While it may seem intimidating at first, it is actually quite easy to memorize. Get comfortable saying common terms and print out the alphabet to allow you to train with other friends in the industry.


Buy a Flight Journal

Similar to your logbook, your flight journal is going to be just as important and will need to become a part of your daily routine, each time you fly. To help improve flying skills, we suggest reviewing your flight and recalling your performance to sharpen your skills. Similar to how athletes review their game films to see how they performed.


Keep a Schedule

Just like any type of schooling, sticking to a schedule is going to be the best way to effectively complete your flight training. Some flight training can be very intensive and time-consuming, so scheduling your time will be essential to your success. Pilots must practice good organizational skills and learning this early on with your flight training school will only help you in the long run.


Are You Ready for Flight School?

Chiota Aviation offers a variety of pilot training classes for you to choose from. Take your pick from pirate pilot certification, instrument rating, commercial pilot certification, and instructor certification. Our highly-trained and licensed staff is here to help make your pilot dreams come true. Fill out our contact us form to start your pilot training journey today!