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WHY I FLY

To get a jump-start on safety and hear real-world
stories of how pilots dealt with emergencies, check out
the AOPA Air Safety Institute's page for videos and tips
(airsafetyinstitute.org).
DEALING WITH SETBACKS

MICHAEL GOULIAN

" Flying has been a lifelong
passion for me. I was
exposed to aviation as a
young teenager and now
more than 30 years later,
flying still holds the same
mystique for me that it did
so many years ago. "
-Aerobatic pilot and You Can Fly
Champion Michael Goulian

Even if you prepare as much as possible, training will not go
perfectly as planned-there will be setbacks. If you thought
you'd saved enough money, you might still run out. You may
struggle for a couple of hours with a certain maneuver. And
you might even have trouble overcoming fear, anxiety, or
airsickness in flight. You might question whether learning
to fly is really for you.
Don't give up! When you start to struggle, ask for help
and advice. Your flight instructor and other pilots at the
flight school can help you on your journey. With hard work
and determination, you'll be able to reach your goal. The
challenge is part of what makes learning to fly such a worthwhile endeavor.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR, FUTURE PILOT?

These are just the basics, but hopefully it's enough to get
you going and feeling confident about what to expect.
More questions? Sign up to be an AOPA member, where
the Pilot Information Center-perhaps a student pilot's
most valuable resource-is one phone call or instant message away (800-872-2672 or pic.aopa.org).
GO FLY!

* Explore the AOPA and ASI websites for free learning
material.
* Apply for scholarships to help with the cost of training.
* Take photos-learning to fly is a once in a lifetime
experience.
* Make flying friends.
* Engage with the aviation community in person or
virtually.
* Join flying organizations like AOPA, the Experimental
Aircraft Association, and The Ninety-Nines.
* Attend free webinars and seminars.
* Go to fly-ins and airshows.
* Stay in touch with your instructor after you get your certificate for advice and additional training.
Pay it forward-you're part of the aviation community
now, and an ambassador for general aviation! Represent
us well and invite people into our world of flying and
adventures.
alicia.herron@aopa.org

ASI TIP

" Consistency matters. Being able to fly more often instead of
sporadically will help you obtain a certificate quicker. "
-CFI Rob Geske, ASI's manager of aviation safety analysis

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