After 19th century when the first model of aircraft was invented, the technological advancement was amazing and now we consider flying over any other means of transportation. The first pilots were self-taught or had a master that would teach them the art of flying. Later, aviation schools opened to satisfy the growing demand for commercial and military pilots. This is how the job of pilot was born. But becoming a successful pilot takes a lot of work and dedication. We have listed some tips to help you become a very skilled and responsible pilot.
First, you must be in a good shape. Here we are not talking about the physical aspect. Before enrolling in an aviation school, you must prove that you are in perfect health. If you know that you have some health issues you should consider taking care of them before trying for an aviation school. The most important health aspect in aviation is the sight. You have to have perfect vision to be a pilot because otherwise you will put all the passengers and yourself in danger. Also, heart problems are another impediment if you want to become pilot.
After you become a pilot is very important to take into consideration that the pilot community is very small. You must be very careful to treat your colleagues with respect because otherwise you will encounter problems if you want to transfer to another company. You will have the opportunity to interact with many pilots in the airports or transfer hotels.
Never take risks. You must keep in mind that in the air safety comes first. Even if you find yourself in a stressful situation always choose the safest option. Don’t try to prove that you are more skilled than other pilots by taking unnecessary risks. Even if you make a mistake during flying you should always admit it and try to learn from it. Not admitting your mistake will only lead to frustration from your colleagues and you will be prone to repeat it.
Always ask for feedback. It is very important to see if your skills are really that good. Commercial pilots are best respected if they pilot carefully and have gentle landings and take-offs. If you see that after the flight you have bad feedback in this area you should work on improving it. Also, you should ask for feedback from your colleagues. They are the people that can give you the most consistent piece of advice.
Be respectful to the passengers. When they enter the aircraft, you should be friendly and welcoming. There are countless people that are afraid of flying and seeing you nice and friendly will help them to overcome their fear. Always keep in mind that your passengers and their comfort are the most important thing for a successful career.