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Not everyone who pursues flight training decides that they're going to become a commercial pilot. Many people take flying lessons for recreational purposes. Gaining your recreational pilot's license allows you to fly a plane by yourself and take a couple of passengers along with you. It's a great hobby, but you need to complete your training before you can immerse yourself in it fully. If you're interested in completing your training, there are ways to make your task easier.
Pick a School You're Comfortable With
If you have more than one flying school to choose from, make sure you select one that you feel comfortable with. All good schools are happy to have a telephone chat before you book a lesson. Many will also invite you to go in for a chat or a look around.
Although flying is exciting, it does require a lot of effort. By picking a school that you feel comfortable with, you're more likely to succeed.
Buddy Up With Someone
Although you may not want to buddy up with someone at the start, it may prove useful later. A lot of flying lessons last for around an hour, which means you limit yourself to where you fly. By buddying up with someone, you can fly further and split the lesson routes between you.
Buddying up with someone allows you to achieve variety with your later lessons. As a result, you may find that tasks such as navigation become easier.
Your flying school should be able to recommend useful books. By asking them which chapters you can read up on, you'll walk into each lesson feeling prepared.
You may want to try reading each recommended chapter after your lesson, too. In doing so, you'll be able to figure out how to correct any mistakes you made.
Reflect on Your Lessons
Reflecting on each lesson after it's finished will pay dividends. Take a moment to go through everything in your mind and write it down.
When you reflect on your lessons, you can identify areas that require more work. You may find it useful to buy a poster that represents the flight controls of the aircraft you're training in. By looking at the poster while you think about each lesson, you can visualise how you'll approach your tasks in the future.
By preparing for each lesson ahead of time and doing your homework, getting your recreational pilot's license will become much easier.