By Tyler Whitney, for Aviation Insider, EAA 1019639
December 13, 2011 — Pilots are needed in many areas. Aviation is a career that has endless possibilities in it. For example, a pilot could fly for the airlines or the military, or he could fly charter for an FBO. A pilot could also get his commercial certificate and fly for a businessman.
As Young Eagles, you have taken your first step to getting a pilot certificate. EAA has so many ways of helping you and getting young people in the left seat. You can apply for a scholarship that would pay for several hours of flying or one that would pay for all your training. And through EAA, you can even receive e-letters with monthly articles where there’s plenty of great advice for pilots and future pilots. There’s a saying that I’ve heard: “A good pilot is always learning.” So very true! You may only have a handful of hours—or you may have thousands of hours—but no matter your level, as a pilot you should always have a mind to learn. EAA newsletters and magazines do just that. You may not decide to pursue an aviation career, but even if you fly just for pleasure, EAA is there to help. Make good use of the perks offered to Young Eagles by EAA and its partners that look forward to expanding the world of aviation with pilots like you. Till next month, happy flying!
Each issue, Tyler Whitney of California provides a Young Eagle-turned-Young Eagle pilot perspective on aviation. Tyler was the first Young Eagle to pass his private pilot knowledge exam after completing the Sporty's Complete Pilot Training Course.