How to Become a Commercial Pilot

Have you ever wondered how to become a commercial pilot? If you’re someone who has always wanted to fly but felt you couldn’t afford aviation as a hobby, maybe it’s time to think about a beginning a career as a pilot. In fact, it would help to first understand exactly what defines a commercial pilot. Simply put, a commercial pilot is someone who has been approved by the FAA to charge for pilot services. While most people immediately think of commercial airline pilots flying passengers (the most common example of a commercial pilot), there are other possible careers in this field, even some that are unusual. For instance, cargo pilots, […]

VFR Pilot Rating vs IFR Pilot Rating

VFR-Rated Pilot Versus IFR-Rated Pilot   What do the terms “VFR” and “IFR” mean? The acronyms VFR and IFR stand for different types of FAA pilot certifications. VFR stands for “Visual Flight Rules.” This means that a VFR-rated pilot must follow specific guidelines when flying using visual references. IFR stands for “Instrument Flight Rules” and allows a pilot who is Instrument Rated (IR) to operate an aircraft by relying almost solely on instruments. Every aspect of flying is impacted by these two ratings, such as flight planning, taking off, navigation, weather tracking, flight following, radar, and landing.   VFR Pilot: Visual Flight Rules VFR Pilot Information and VFR Flight Requirements When […]

Flight School for Veterans

Pilot License Training At Approved Flight School for Veterans Have you ever served in the military? If so, did you know that you could start training for an exciting career as a professional pilot by using your GI Bill to help pay for the majority of your veteran flight school training? What’s the catch? It just so happens that almost anyone that has served in the military has GI Bill benefits to assist them in obtaining their commercial pilot license.   “We are Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) Benefits & Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill) Approved” Our US pilot school in Florida, Epic Flight Academy, is an approved  flight school for veterans that provides superior pilot training at […]