Getting a Multi-Engine Rating: Going Faster, Higher, and Farther

Getting a Multi-Engine Rating: Going Faster, Higher, and Farther

Imagine the excitement of setting a foot in the pilot-in-command cabin for the very first time or the thrill of maneuvering an aircraft on your own or the delight of finally getting to be addressed as “Captain”. Indeed, the process of getting your first pilot certificate is definitely one of the most awesome life adventures. But of course, your ecstatic trip as a pilot doesn’t simply end there. Aside from getting your first pilot certificate, you can pursue and explore even further for there are tons of much bigger pilot career options that the aviation firmament has in store for you. One of the leading options is to get a Multi-Engine Rating. Obtaining a multi-engine rating is getting the chance to fly a multi-engine class airplane – the one that is bigger, has two or more engines, and what most of us consider a real airplane. Being multi-engine rated is a grand step towards becoming a more professional pilot. Thus, it requires a demonstration of higher level of engine mastery and thorough understanding of the spirit of airmanship. If you are one of those who dream to pursue this kind of aviation career, here’s something that will give you a brief guide: A. Basic Requirements for the Multi-Engine Rating Course: To be an eligible student for this course, you should meet the following requirements: Must be a holder of either a Commercial Pilot License or a Private Pilot License Must be a holder of a current medical certificate (Class 1) Must be 18 years and above Must hold a valid Radiotelephony License (RT) Must possess a Special Study Permit...
GETTING AN INSTRUMENT RATING COURSE: Learning to Fly With Confidence in the Clouds

GETTING AN INSTRUMENT RATING COURSE: Learning to Fly With Confidence in the Clouds

An Instrument Rating (IR) is a qualification that must be earned in addition to the private or commercial pilot certificate in order for a pilot to be permitted to act as pilot-in-command of an aircraft under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) – a set of guidelines used in aviation in order to protect and prevent pilots from accidents when rough weather is unexpectedly encountered during flights, or any other weather condition where the outside visibility suddenly becomes too poor that the pilot has to solely rely on their instruments and wits to fly safely and land accurately. Instrument-rated pilots, with the skills they obtained after completing the Instrument Rating Course, are equipped with the ability to fly, rather than be prohibited, despite environmental threats, which is an inevitable part of flying, such as an inclement weather condition. Completing the Instrument Rating Course does not only permit the pilot to fly in a less-than-ideal weather but also enables them to determine what weather conditions are considered good for flying and what conditions are to be avoided. A. Basic Requirements for the IR In order to be eligible for the Instrument Rating Course, the following basic requirements must be met: Must be a holder of either a Commercial Pilot License or a Private Pilot License Must be a holder of a current medical certificate (Class 1) Must be 18 years and above B. Composition of the IR Course In addition to the qualifications of a Private Pilot or Commercial Pilot, the IR Course is comprised of further trainings and instructions, including the following: IR ground schooling IR flight training in simulator and...
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...