Tips to get started

Let’ s start with my personal suggested list of things to do to learn to fly:

  1. Start theory classes at a flight school
  2. Buy books to study the material at home
    Must reads:
    – Jeppesen GFD Private Pilot Manual
    – Gleim Private Pilot Written Exam Guide
    Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

  3. Investigate areas further in the Internet
  4. Become a member of AOPA
    Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

  5. Become a member of a local flying club
    Aeroclub de Guatemala

  6. Find pilot buddies and share your concerns, doubts, joy, etc.
  7. Make a website and share information with others
    Something like http://www.guatemala-skies.com 🙂

  8. Fly with different flight instructors

    Flying with different instructors will make you a better pilot. Every instructor will have a slightly different point of view and having seen more will allow you to chose the best. If you are interested in flying in the United States, here is a flight instructor for you in the north Miama area who I can highly recommend.

    David J Fogarty
    ATP / CFI-MEI 2792897
    4750 Bison Street
    Boca Raton, FL 33428

1 Response to Tips to get started

  1. James Mathiasen says:

    Hello and Happy Day,
    I am considering working with the ICON A5 team in the USA, to bring them here to sell and rent. The Icon A5 is a leightweight aircraft in the USA and I am wondering if Guatemala has a same class of aircraft, and any licensing requirements to bring, sell and rent them in Guatemala. Any info/help appreciated. Check out the A5 on the net. There’s a market here I’m sure, and I am looking for the right help to make this happen in Central and South America.

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