The New Pilot is here to support you on your journey through the aviation industry. This industry can be so rewarding and for many of us it is the realisation of a childhood dream. That’s what make becoming a pilot so special. You are surrounded by like minded people with a passion for airplanes. As great and rewarding as it is, a flying career can also pose some significant and unique challenges to the new pilot. If you’re yet to start your flight training, you’re wondering what route you should take. Military or civilian? If you’re looking at the civilian route, you’re trying to figure out which flight school is best and how the heck you’re ever going to pay for it! You’ve gone online and read through the forums and there are a lot of people that seem pretty negative and almost angry about flying as a career! Your family thinks you’re crazy spending all that money when you might not even get a job at the end. You’re starting to think, I’ve always wanted to be a pilot, but maybe this isn’t the right career for me after all.

Well, relax. The truth is that many people have been in the exact position you are in and have gone on to have rewarding, successful careers. The difference is the successful ones had a strategy they followed. They didn’t listen to the naysayers, they made sure they did the right things at the right time at every step along the way. You need to make sure that you are armed with all the information required to ensure you are successful in finding a flying job that you love.

The New Pilot is a new site that will have regular contributions with hints and tips to make sure you are doing all the rights things. It starts by us getting to know you. Drop us a line and tell us a bit about yourself, your goals in aviation and some of the challenges you might be facing on your journey so far.

Good luck and fly safe.