Does Your Teen Want To Go To Flight School? What To Know Before Applying


If you have a child that is considering a career in aviation, and they think they want to be a pilot, it's important to prepare them for the path they have ahead of them. This is a very rewarding career, but it's also competitive and you want to help your child get into a great flight training program, and do well while they are enrolled. If you aren't sure where to start looking for information or what to look for, make sure that you talk with your teen about these things.

Staying Out of Trouble

It's very important that your teen stay out of trouble, and that they don't get criminal charges. To be trusted in the air, you don't want your teen to show these concerns on their criminal record:

  • Speeding or reckless driving charges
  • Charges involving drugs or alcohol
  • Mental health related trouble or charges

All of these different concerns can determine if a person is able to get into a program and if they can be trusted with the lives of others in the air. This is why your teen can't face any of these issues if they want to be a pilot.

Excelling Academically        

Excelling academically is a must, because your teen has to exceed the other applicants with their grades and test scores. They have to get the most competitive grades to get into the program, and they have to take a variety of entrance exams to show that they could handle the vigorous work that is required to be in the program.

Physical Assessments

There are physical requirements that have to be met in order for your teen to be eligible for the program. They will need to have their vision tested, and the program they are trying to get into may have endurance and strength tests as well. All programs that are military related will have many physical requirements.

You should get the entrance requirements from any school your teen is seriously considering to see what ones are possible and to see where you can apply. You should also have your teen start working on getting their recommendations for the programs, since many of these different applications will want your teen to have recommendations from others, maybe even from elected officials in your area. The more you find out about the school before you apply, the more you can prepare to improve your teen's chances of getting in.

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Choosing the Degree That Is Best for Your Field

After I graduated from high school, I really wanted to get a degree as quickly as possible. For that reason, I decided to pursue an associate's of science degree that taught many of the skills I would need on the job in my career. After I earned my degree, I began looking for a job and quickly realized that every company hiring someone in my field wanted a candidate with a bachelor's degree. I since went back to college and finished my bachelor's, although it took more than two more years due to missing some important general studies courses. I am happy in my career now and want to share what I learned during my educational journey with others. My first tip is to look into local jobs in the field you plan to study to see what degree is in demand before you sign up for a program.

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