Top 3 Reasons to Become a Pilot

There are a lot of opinions out there.  Reasons why you should do something... reasons why you
shouldn't do something... how do you know what's right for you?  At least in the arena of aviation and why someone might want to become a pilot, we can help!  Here are the top 3 reasons (according to us) why you might want to consider becoming a pilot:

1. The job outlook for pilot's is good

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers was $202,180 in May 2021 (

The industry is projected to grow approximately 6% over the next decade, with over 18,000 openings each year.

And then there's the job satisfaction part of the equation -- the majority of pilots express satisfaction in their salary, feeling that their jobs are meaningful, that the work environment is enjoyable, and that the job makes the best use of their abilities (

2. Flying is a great hobby

Maybe you're not quite sure you want to fly for money.  You might be more interested in becoming a pilot for recreational reasons.  Well, there's no better hobby than flying!

Some people just want to fly.  Leonardo da Vinci said "Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."

Within the aviation world, you get to meet incredible people, experience things not many people get to experience, and find great satisfaction in becoming a proficient pilot.

3. Pilots can give back to the community

There are countless programs pilots can be a part of that serve their communities.  From training programs for youth, to charity programs that help people get to doctors appointments, to life-saving blood and medical device deliveries, to search and rescue operations, even all the way to military service... pilots have the opportunity to give back to their communities in a big way.

There are associations that help to design training and safety programs that many pilots are passionate about.  And there are countless opportunities for pilots to introduce others to the joys of flying.

No matter what your reasons are for wanting to become a pilot, your first step in your pilot journey is to get the required training from a flight instructor.  Give us a call or send us an e-mail and let's start down that journey together!  Contact Us

Happy Flying!