My Journey as a Pilot

May, 29, 2020 by

Like many of you, when I first downloaded Infinite Flight, the only thing I knew about operating an airplane was that you need to fasten your seatbelts. Beyond that, all I knew was that I wanted to become a commercial pilot. After more than 8 years in the virtual skies (and more than 3 in the real skies), here’s what my journey has looked like. I knew that a college degree would help, so I started looking at universities with aviation programs. I settled on Purdue University, where I was able to get all the necessary knowledge to become a commercial pilot. This included ground, flight, and sim courses on every topic a commercial pilot could hope to know. For me, a university setting was the perfect place to learn to become a pilot. For others, a local flight school may provide more flexibility to learn at a different pace.

Ryan Epps is a writer for the IFATC Education Group. He is also a commercial pilot, flight instructor, and helps run the Airport Editing Team, currently as an Airport Editing Manager.