Private Pilot Vs Commercial Pilots

Private Pilot Vs Commercial Pilots

Most individuals are not sure which course to take in order to become pilots. Others also wonder whether they need to possess a certain degree. In order to become a pilot, one must get a license and a certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). Additionally, it is imperative to earn a certificate from the Aviation Training Organization (ATO). Here is a quick guide for: Private Pilot To become a pilot, it is necessary to fully learn the difference between a private pilot and a commercial pilot. A person aspiring for a commercial pilot license has to become a private pilot first. A private pilot is a person who holds a private pilot license which permits the person to fly an aircraft for enjoyment and private purposes. A private pilot can rent an aircraft or carry passengers but is never allowed to get any compensation for their pilot services. This simply implies that, unlike a commercial pilot, a private pilot can neither be hired nor get paid for flying. The requirements of being a private pilot include being 17 years of age and being able to write, speak, read and understand the English language. The main requirement of being a commercial pilot is a private pilot license. Additionally, a person must be 18 years of age and have a good command of the English language. A commercial pilot is authorized to get paid for and earn a living from flying an aircraft and carrying passengers. You can also choose to become either a charter pilot, a cargo pilot or a flight instructor. There are different types...
How to Become a Commercial Pilot in the Philippines

How to Become a Commercial Pilot in the Philippines

Becoming a pilot is fun. For some, it’s a dream come true, while for others, it’s a way to make a living. Flying an airplane is a great experience and getting paid for it is even better. However, there are specific requirements that must be met and training that has to be undergone in order to become a pilot, more so to work as one. To become a licensed commercial pilot, one must first obtain a private pilot certificate. Additionally, an actual flight exam and a general knowledge exam must be passed. Some of the basic requirements are as follows: Must be 18 years of age and above Must be fluent in English (written and oral) Must be a holder of a verified 1st Class Medical Certificate Must pass and excel in the ATO knowledge test Must have a remarkable passing rate on the ATO examination and practical flight test Must have obtained a verified Private Pilot Certificate A CPL course must be undertaken to prepare you for the CPL tests and training. In the Philippines, possessing a four-year degree course under the Aviation curriculum is a good foundation in obtaining a commercial pilot license. This degree program covers the CPL course and the PPL course that will prepare the aspirants for their future pilot career. Contact us now!   Adventure Flight Simulation and Sports Gen Aviation Road,Hangar #6, Mactan Cebu International Airport, Lapu-Lapu City, Central Visayas, Philippines (+63) (32) 268 9829 / (+63)...
How to Become a Private Pilot in the Philippines

How to Become a Private Pilot in the Philippines

Getting a pilot license is a very rewarding and fun experience. The road may be lengthy and challenging but achievable if the applicant is equipped with the right determination and perseverance. In the Philippines, there are a few aviation schools to choose from. It is within the applicant’s discretion as to what school to select but it is wise and most advisable to find the best Philippine Aviation Schools. In this article, we will be giving a quick look on the basic requirements to become a private pilot in the Philippines. To become a licensed private pilot and be able to enjoy the benefits of being one, an applicant has to go through many steps which include passing and excelling in the 6-month private pilot training course or the PPL course. In addition, an actual flight exam and the general exam must be successfully completed and passed. Furthermore, the basic requirements which are as follows must be met: Must be 17 years old or above Must pass and excel in the ATO Knowledge Test Must be fluent in English Must pass the ATO oral/written exams and the practical flight test Must be a holder of at least a recent 3rd Class Medical Certificate During the PPL training, there are necessary basic documents that must be submitted. The PPL course normally entails subjects, such as Civil Air Regulations, Theory of Flight, and Basic Aircraft Instruments. A flight training time must also be completed. This flight training time includes minimum of 40 hours that is divided into 20 hours of Dual Flight Guideline, 10 hours of solo flight and 10 hours...
How to Become a Pilot in the Philippines

How to Become a Pilot in the Philippines

Flying a plane is something not all people can do. While a lot of them have the dream of flying, it needs specific qualifications and qualities in order to do so. If you are looking to become a pilot, there are a number of facilities available in the Philippines. Nowadays, more and more individuals are interested in flying. The sad thing is that a lot of people have no knowledge on how to become a pilot in the Philippines. In this article we are going to show you how. The first step to become a pilot is to decide what type of pilot you would like to become. This will come handy in determining what level of pilot license you are going to need. You can choose to get: Private Pilot License Course (PPL) Commercial Pilot License Course (CPL) Learning how to become a private pilot in the Philippines doesn’t have to be stressful. First you must undertake and pass the Private Pilot Training Course. For you to get a license, it is imperative to get certified by ATO as a private pilot. In order to become a commercial pilot in the Philippines, it is essential for you to have a private pilot certificate. This basically means that you cannot fly commercially if you don’t have a license as a private pilot. Finally, for you to become the best pilot, it is fitting to find the best flight schools in the Philippines and enroll there. Visit and contact us today!   Adventure Flight Simulation and Sports Gen Aviation Road,Hangar #6, Mactan Cebu International Airport, Lapu-Lapu City, Central Visayas, Philippines...
Experience Flying with Redbird SD

Experience Flying with Redbird SD

Have you ever wondered how it feels like to fly your very own airplane? Traditionally, one would have to sign up for a pilot training course and undergo a rigorous training program. However, through innovation and advancement in technology, this need not be the only route to experience “real” flying. No doubt by now you would have guessed that this article is about flight simulators, but it’s not just about any flight simulator – it’s about the Redbird. Redbird founder, Jerry Gregoire, a former PepsiCola and Dell executive, was doing recurrent training in Level D simulators for years. (Recurrent training is required for pilots to ensure that they have retained the skills required to operate complex airplanes; while a Level D simulator is a full motion simulator used by airlines and business jet operators to train pilots to operate these types of complicated aircraft).One day, as Gregoire was just getting out of a $10 million Level “D” Cessna Citation Jet simulator, he had a notion that he could build something like that but for a lot less. With the business experience and the wherewithal to do something about it, the Redbird was born. The Redbirds are the real McCoy. These Advanced Aircraft Training Devices (AATDs) can be used to build hours towards pilot certificates and many pilot training centres use the Redbirds as part of their training program. Redbird is doing things in ingenious ways, and the panel is a good place to start. It made cockpits and instruments very similar (though not quite identical) to existing airplanes and made just about everything in the package interchangeable. It’s an...