Private Lessons -VS- Air Cadets

Johnathan

Well-Known Member
Hi, I am 13 years old and want to become a commercial airline pilot. I know that a good first step is training for a Student Pilot Licence. It requires 10 hours of flight when I am 14, which allows me to fly solo. Or I could join the Air Cadets to get my permits cheaper, I don't think the Cadets offer training to become a Commercial Airline Pilot. Please tell me what you think!
 

Eagle

New Member
the air cadets are the way you want to go.

You will be exposed to aviation a bunch more now when you are younger, and you will have an easier time in the future.
 

Mike Lewis

Shadow Administrator
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Hi, I am 13 years old and want to become a commercial airline pilot. I know that a good first step is training for a Student Pilot Licence. It requires 10 hours of flight when I am 14, which allows me to fly solo. Or I could join the Air Cadets to get my permits cheaper, I don't think the Cadets offer training to become a Commercial Airline Pilot. Please tell me what you think!

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I would go with whichever way offers you more experience. the cadets may not have the specific training to become an airline pilot, but any flying experience you have would help you. I'd consider whichever one gives you the best opportunity to build hours and experience.
 

Johnathan

Well-Known Member
OK, thanks. I will probably go for private lessons at my local airport. St.Catharines/Niagara District.

By the way, do you like my new avatar?
 

Eagle

New Member
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By the way, do you like my new avatar?

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it's swell, looks a lot like an airplane.
 

John_Jones

New Member
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Solo when your 14??? Last I checked you had to be 16.


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You can SOLO in a glider at 14 I'm pretty sure...
 

Johnathan

Well-Known Member
Yes in Canada you can solo a cessna at 14 as long as you habe 10 hours of flight and your instructor says that you qualify.
 
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