Before knowing the “how”, you must first know the “why”…..


Reason 1:  I want to be a commercial / professional pilot

In the United States, there are two paths to becoming a professional pilot – civilian or military.

Military Pilots

While this website does not yet have much info on the military pilot career path, here are some questions to think about:

F18 Hornet (photo courtesy of Wikepedia)




Do you want to be a fighter pilot and fly airplanes like this




C5 Galaxy (photo courtesy of Wikepedia


Or do you want to be a transport pilot and fly these babies






Helicopters?  Or Fixed Wings?

You also have to decide what branch of the military you want – Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, etc.

So many questions….the key is to do your research.  If you have a specific question, feel free to leave a comment below or email me, and I will look the answer up for you.

Civilian Pilots

If you’re not crazy about taking orders from anyone and the military is not for you, you can still have an awesome career as a pilot.  There are plenty of opportunities for pilots in these types of jobs:

Airline pilots

Corporate pilots

Cargo pilots

and lots more…..

To find out more about how to become a professional pilot without joining the military, Check out the following articles:


Reason #2: I want to fly just for the fun of it

If you want to fly for fun, but don’t want to make a career out of it, follow these steps and you’ll be off the ground before you know it!


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