What it Really Means to be a Pilot


As a pilot, you'll join the ranks of those less bound by conventional limits on time, distance and personal freedom.


Flying is a freedom well-regulated for safety and security but abundant in options and benefits.


You take-off to wide-open skies in any direction on the compass. While there are some restricted areas for military or security purposes, and air traffic areas requiring a call to air traffic control, non-scheduled General Aviation can take you where you want to go. It's truly "random-access" transportation.


But more than that, it's freedom as you've never known it, far from the commonplace: the crowded highways, busy terminals, mass public transportation, or even the line at the movies—you can rise above it as a pilot. You can choose your route, your destination... your adventure—for the day, the weekend, even the hour. You are your own pilot. Here, you really are the captain of your own soul.


Along with the freedom, pilots love the challenge and accomplishment that comes with every flight. They also accept the personal responsibility to fly professionally and safely.

You may notice a difference in yourself. More confidence. More self-esteem. A wider perspective on your world, and on life itself. Pilots believe they enjoy wider personal horizons and a fuller life.


Finally, being a pilot symbolizes individualism and self-reliance. You are in control and you make the choices. There's nothing like it.