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Pilot Training: How to Build Flight Time

Watch more How to Fly a Plane videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to build flight time as part of your pilot training to become a pilot. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Hi, my name is Josh Kallenberg and I'm here at the Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California. I've been flying professionally for about 13 years, and now I have the pleasure of flying this Gulfstream G450 which is a lot of fun and exciting. And today I'm going to talk to you about becoming a pilot. So once you've received your commercial certification, you're going to need to start building time. And I would suggest trying to build quality time. And this is if you're trying to do this as a career and try to fly for the airlines or fly corporate. One thing I would suggest doing is getting your flight instructor certification. You're going to build time with the student, and that's when you're really going to start to learn the material - is when you're teaching it. And you can usually build up your flight time fairly quickly. And I think when you want to apply for a job it's a valuable thing to have on your resume. In addition to being a flight instructor, or in lieu of, you can try to find other odd jobs such as towing banners, flying medical supplies, flying cargo. So those are some of the examples of things you can do and actually get paid for doing. And in addition, you'll be accumulating your flight time. Some very important flight time when employers are looking at you down the road will be that as a copilot in anything with more than 1 engine. And also, your experience of flying in the clouds which they call you're instrument experience, that's also very important. So if you can get what they call right seat time or co-pilot time, flying around in clouds in challenging conditions, that's really good stuff. That's really good stuff that will help you down the road. Not only for your skills as a pilot, but also when applying for that job that you're trying to get.
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