So you want to become a helicopter pilot, for fun or as a profession. For many people who learn to fly helicopters, it is the culmination of a long held ambition finally realised.
Based on conversations we’ve had with our students who have gone on to become pilots, the chances are that this isn’t a new idea that came to you just this week. In fact, you’ve probably nurtured thoughts and ambitions to become a pilot of some kind for quite some time.
In fact, you’ve possibly wanted to learn to fly for decades.
Very often, here at our offices, we only get to have the conversation on the topic of what motivates people to learn to fly right at the very end of their decision making process, which is what led them to us in the first place.
The fact that you’ve got to the point where you’re saying, ‘Screw it, I’m booking a trial lesson” means that we are at the very end of the chain.
So, we got to thinking that there is quite a long process involved before we finally hear from someone that has decided to learn to fly helicopters. Based on that, we asked questions in the hope that it will help others to come to the following conclusions much more quickly:
- That becoming a helicopter pilot is one of your lifetime goals that must be accomplished.
- That if you don’t do it, you’re going to wonder two things for the rest of your life:
- Could I have done it?
- What is it like to fly a helicopter. Not just in one, but to fly one for yourself.
So lets cut right to it.
This series of articles is based upon conversations we’ve actually had with people who have become pilots or are currently studying to be helicopter pilots. If you are interested in learning to fly and helicopters appeal to you in particular, we think you will identify with some of the things we’re talking about here.
We suggest you read them in order, though you can also choose one that strikes interest in you.