Beginners' Guides

Our beginners' guides are designed to give you the information you need, to find the kind of flying training you want. Our aim is to be as unbiased as possible, and give you impartial information free from external influence. Content in this part of the website will always be Ad-free and free of charge. Transparency is really important to us, so, so any content produced with the support of other organisations will always be clearly marked as such.
This part of the site is new for July 2021. We will be adding to it over the coming months, so keep checking back!

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What skills do I actually need to be a pilot?

There are a lot of misconceptions around the skills that pilots need, but skills are learned through training. Very little about flying is innate,...

How much does it cost to train as a pilot?

Flying can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. Even becoming a professional pilot might cost less than you think, and if simply getting into the air is your dream, then the chances are that it is within reach.

Do you need to be good at maths to be a pilot?

This is one of the most common questions from people who would like to learn to fly, but it is far from the only one. In fact, there are loads of misconceptions about what it takes to be a pilot, and what they must be ‘naturally’ good at.

Common Questions