If you have ever desired to become a pilot and take home the very attractive pilot salary that airline pilots are supposed to earn, then certain important things you will have to keep in mind. The process that you need to follow starts with getting a student pilots license, then your first major goal will be to clear all of the necessities to become a private pilot. After this certificate is accomplished, the next task is to become a commercial pilot and then last of all acquiring an Airline Transport pilot’s license.
Rick Bucklew , Ric Bucklew , Richard Bucklew, a well-known commercial airline pilot with more than three decades experience in aviation industry says that if you have made the decision fly or to make a career out of it. The first thing you will need to do is to start an aviation medical exam. This is a vital requirement before beginning your flying training. Once you have the medical certificate, it is important to find a flight school. Flight schools help students get the training of piloting. The training is provided by the qualified and specialized instructors. These schools make students capable of the aviation industry. Students enroll in these schools to take admission in commercial pilot training programs.
Ric says that after finishing a written examination and having completed the recommended flight training you will be able to carry out a flight test. This will include an oral test and you will also be getting evaluated on your flying performance. At this stage, you can fly only for pleasure or personal business. Once, the next phase of your training id over, you will be eligible to look for a profession and start earning money. The commercial pilot training will include written examinations on all aspects of flying and you will be trained to improve your flying skills to a professional level. Once this license is in your possession you are now qualified to fly for. You can now run an aircraft on commercial operations and be paid for your work.
Rick Bucklew , Ric Bucklew , Richard Bucklew, at present expends an average of 70 flight hours per month on both international and domestic flights. He also worked as a captain, flight engineer, and first officer. For two years, he also trained students on various subjects in aviation as a flight instructor for two flight schools. Presently, Rick pilots Airbus A319s and A320s while waiting for a school date to upgrade to superior Boeing 777s.
Besides his career in the aviation industry, he has been a part of the U.S. Marine Corps. He is also a martial arts enthusiast who meticulously studied the Japanese art of Shito Ryu and Shorin Tyu. He is a black belt holder in the Korean Tang Soo Do. He practiced karate that developed his strength and stamina needed for his career. He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the President of the United States in 2016 for volunteerism.
So, if you want to become a pilot, you should follow the pieces of advice provided by Mr. Bucklew.