Ask anyone with a pilot license and they’ll give you a host of reasons.
It may be a family who enjoys weekend trips and to save time, would rather hop on a plane and fly from New Jersey to Cape Cod in less than an hour instead of sitting in highway traffic.
Or it may be the busy professional who understands the importance for meeting a client at the drop of a hat.
Or flying may be a long-time goal to accomplish a new skill that requires a multitude of skills.
Perhaps you were not athletically inclined. It is often said that learning to fly is easier than learning to drive. That goal evolves into a hobby or career — whatever you choose.
The best part about flying–Leave anytime and get to your destination at the predicted time!
Basically it boils down to two reasons:
Driving time can be cut in half. Where do you live? What cities within a 100, 200 mile radius would you like to visit that doesn’t have a major airport? With a private pilot’s license you can fly into smaller airports and it will cost you less! If you’re a business owner, did you know that flying time and expenses are tax-deductible?
A Sense of ACHIEVEMENT
Everyone has or anyone can obtain a driver’s license. Take a class, practice with your parent and instructor for a few hours, take a quick written test and a five- minute driving test and you are instantly granted a driver’s license.
Earning your pilot’s wings is different. You become part of an exclusive group and with reason. You’ve successfully endured intense training and passed all the rigorous testing. You emerge one of a few who have the right, the privilege to command a flying machine. You are no longer forced to confront the wrath of mother nature and can adjust your routes and navigation around the expected. Not so with an automobile.
A pilot’s certification on your resume speaks volumes. It shows you achieved a high level of responsibility, situational awareness and quick thinking skills. Making quick decisions in extreme situations is second nature to you. You have the complete confidence because you have achieved your pilot’s license.