Have you have completed your Class 12 exams with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English and are looking forward to pursuing an engineering course? However, even today, when you see a helicopter flying above your head, you wish you could fly?
If this continues to be your dream as fresh as when you were a little child, maybe the universe wants you to make it your reality. In this article, we will tell you some facts with which you can make your dreams possible.
Learning To Fly Aids In Your Development
Knowing how to fly helps in your personal and professional development. Let
us see how:
- At the starting phases, you learn new skills, and as you progress, you impart those skills to others. You learn to make decisions with minimum information, solve problems while keeping your cool and communicate the decisions. Thus, learning to fly builds your problem-solving skills, decision-making skills, leadership skills, communication, soft skills, and professionalism. These skills help you in your professional aspect and help you develop as a person.
- A mention in your resume that you know how to fly helps get you noticed and increases your chances of being hired.
Which Course Is Better?
An advantage of being a pilot over other professional choices is work-life balance. Choosing your occupation as a pilot allows you to go home at the end of the day and spend quality time with your children and family. But that is the end game. Before that comes getting yourself trained, and even before that comes deciding which course fits you better.
If you want to go for a more structured and organized way of learning, you may take up a FAR – Part 141 course, and if you struggle with your schedule, opting for a FAR – Part 61 course may be a better option. However, the former has a higher standard if not equal. Hillsboro Aero Academy provides both kinds of helicopter training as outlined as parts of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). Let us have a look at both the parts in brief.
How Are They Different?
Some of the basic characteristic differences between the two courses have been tabulated below:
|FAR Part 141
|FAR Part 61
|Strictly organized structured training environment.
|These courses are flexible, less structured and can be customized as per the student’s schedule.
|The courses are fast-paced.
|The course curriculum moves at a slower pace, and the mode of delivery of instructions is not as strict.
|These courses are subject to regular surveillance audits. They go through a strict FAA approval process with a minimum pass rate in the practical exams.
|In these courses, the instructors are not always penalized if the performance is unsatisfactory.
|The instructor has to train the students as per the pre-set guidelines
|The instructor can make changes to the training program if he decides it, fit
|It is good for a student who thrives in a structured training environment and is determined by his career choice to become a healthy pilot.
|It is a good option for a part-time student who is juggling between work/ studies and flight training school and who has a choice of a commercial pilot as a career option.
|Lesser flight hours
|Greater flight hours
|Cost-effective for full-time students. Payment happens in a rigid manner
|More expensive and higher flexibility for the students to complete payment
|Higher chances of being hired without the need for outside reference
|Often requires referral for employment.
Now that you know how one course is different from the other based on certain parameters, you will be able to decide which course suits you better. So, get yourself registered to the training school today and fly high!