Wednesday, 29 May 2019

How To Get Your Private Pilot's License

Flying a plane is a rush for anyone. Very rarely do most people get to navigate a machine along a Jetstream, thousands of feet high. If you're interested in flying recreationally, it just takes some money, time, and the right aviation school to get you off the ground.

Picking the Right License

There are a few different roads you can take when getting licensed to fly. It depends on what you want to be able to do in the air. A Private Pilot's license is a more-than-basic license that certifies you to carry passengers, fly for recreation or business travel, and operate an aircraft during the day or night. This is like a driver's license - once you get it, you're free to go anywhere in the country, and even across borders if you comply with other countries' flight rules.

The more basic flying certificate is called a Recreational Pilot's license. It allows you to carry a maximum of one passenger and restricts you from flying more than 50 nautical miles from your origin. It does not certify you to fly at night and restricts you from using aircraft over a certain horsepower. This is the joyriding license. It's helpful if you want to impress someone on a first date, but that's pretty much it.

Choosing an Aviation School

Once you decide on a license, start looking into programs at a nearby aviation school that will get you certified. Look for institutions that are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and that employ Cessna-certified instructors. These are basic credentials every school should have. Beyond that, do your research to find an aviation school that uses state-of-the-art equipment. Inquire after the state of the training planes and flight simulators. Make sure they're using equipment that will prepare you for the air.

Getting Your Wings

A good aviation school will help your certification process go smoothly and efficiently. The amount of time you'll need to put in will depend on the license you're seeking. For example, a Recreational license takes fewer training hours than a Private one. Your school will guide you through the process of studying for and passing a written test, practical flying lessons, and, finally, the certification test. You'll have to do 30 to 40 hours of flying with an instructor and then fly solo with the instructor on the ground. This will show you're ready to be tested. Students usually take about 5 months to complete the required in-air training. It's also common for students to take more hours of instruction than is required.

Once you're ready for the test, you'll need to get a written recommendation from your teacher. On the big day, you'll give this to an FAA instructor. This person will grill you for an hour or two on rules and regulations and then take you up to see how you handle things in the air. If the examiner approves, you'll get a temporary certificate and the FAA will send your permanent license by mail. After that, it's just you and the clouds.
Many experts believe that making movies is a talent that you are either born with or not. Others feel that learning the technicalities of how to direct movies in a structured setting is the only way to develop your skills and learn what it really takes to be a movie director. In fact, there are many skills that you could learn from the professionals that teach movie making and a number of positions that you might find appealing. The fact that it is still called "film school" when most movies are made using digital cameras speaks to the "old school" traditions that often accompany the area of study.

Although many people aspire to become a movie director, there are also other positions such as a producer, production assistant or sound or camera operator. It takes a wide variety of experts working together to create a movie and each one is important. Although there are people in each area who have had no formal training, there are a number of good reasons to go to film school to pursue your area of interest. These are some of the most important ones.

1. Becoming familiar with the equipment - Few people have the money to invest into all the equipment needed to make a really good quality movie. At school, you will have a chance to become familiar with all of it and learn what it does. There is no better way to get hands-on experience that could make the difference in getting your first job.

2. Trying out a variety of positions - There are lots of positions on the movie-making set. At school, you will have the chance to try different ones out and see what sticks. You may be surprised to learn that an area you hadn't even considered is the best fit for you.

3. Getting the right education from experts - There is no substitute for getting a real education from others who have experienced movie-making firsthand. You will get the benefit of their experience and increase your potential to make movies that matter.

4. Learning to take criticism - Although being criticized doesn't sound like the best reason to go to film school, honest critiques on your efforts will help you improve your skills and learn which areas you need to improve on. Learning from your mistakes while you are still in school will help prepare you to be more professional once movie-making turns into a career.

5. How to Open Doors - If you have dreamed of going to Hollywood and walking into a production studio with nothing but hopes that you will get work, save your money. The film industry is one of the hardest areas to get a start in. Film school can provide you with opportunities that you will never get on your own.

You can learn a great deal from film school, including the age-old techniques that have been used to entertain and amaze us for years. Turning your passion into a real skill is one of the best reasons to get educated. Phonics are the building blocks of learning to read. But lately they have taken a back seat to the Look See method in some countries. Most students can learn to read, no matter what method they are being taught, but the struggling learners need phonics. It has been shown time and again, that phonics are a better way to learn to read, for struggling readers.

The Look See Method has the beautiful books with lots of pictures, while the phonic books are pretty drab, filled with rhyming text that don't always make sense. But you need rhyming to learn to read. And students will learn to read using the Look See Method, but struggling students will have problems.

To be honest, I don't know why some students learn to read easier than others, especially nowadays. But I think it has a lot to do with home life. Parents of reading kids help their kids. They don't live in front of the TV, and they use the computer for knowledge, not to play games or watch videos. But that is not always the case. I had a brother and a sister in different classes, the sister was top of the class and the brother couldn't even read. He left school to start a trade, and she went to university.

In another extreme case, a girl was in the top of the class, every morning she could read the homework easily and perfectly. Then one day I asked her to read a different text in class, and she couldn't read it. And I asked her why, and she said at night her daddy used to read the homework to her, and she would memorize it and spit it out the next day. I had serious problems with her, but with Montessori Phonics she finally learned to read. Montessori Phonics takes the student away from looking at the word to feeling the word, and that was the only way to get her to learn to read.

Back in my day when I went to school, we were taught synthetic phonics, where you learn the phonic sound then move onto words then sentences. Another method that has since become popular, is the phonics method where you start with sentences, and move back to words, then syllables, then right down to the phonic sound. Really it doesn't matter which way your children learn to read, as long as they learn.

At the moment video and audio is taking over the internet, but to play around and work on the internet, you still have to be able to read and type. So to survive the future your children have to be able to read, write and type. Speed typing is a must for the future, as well as speed reading. There is so much information out there, that you need to process in work and everyday life, that you need to be able to process it very quickly. To survive the future you need these skills, and they all start with learning to read.

With the internet there are a number of online phonic sites, where you children can learn phonics and some are very good, I mean exceptional. But even with all the information on the internet some children do not learn by looking. Around sixty percent do, but reading starts in your ears, not with your eyes. You have to hear the phonic sound first, then match it with the written word. So if your children have problems learning to read, get their ears checked. There might be something mechanically wrong with their ears. Usually not the case. It is usually just a case of matching a learning method, with your child's learning style.

I call this, the method of last resort, even though it has been around for over 100 years, and it started out teaching children with severe learning difficulties. This is the Montessori method of teaching reading, and if everything fails try this out. It is a hands on system of teaching reading. You just can't plant your children in front of the computer, and expect the computer to do the teaching. You have to be there or an older sibling can help out. Basically you need to get hold of some sandpaper letters, whether block or cursive, depending on what you want to teach your children, then start teaching. You will also need a phonics chart, and some phonic sounds, which you can get of the internet for free.

It is a very simple system, you make up a simple word, for example 'cat', in sandpaper letters. Then your child traces the sandpaper letters, while saying the word. You must emphasis the phonic sound, so your daughter can translate it to other words. Then repeat the system over and over again with many words that rhyme. A very effective system, it must be used when everything else has not worked. It is my last line of defense. If the Montessori system doesn't work I'm lost. I don't know if it works with dyslexic people, but it is worth a try.

Anyway for the future you need to be able to read, write, type and then learn to speed read. Probably in that order, except most students learn to read then go straight onto a keyboard, so writing gets left behind. Now it has been shown that people who write in longhand or cursive, write faster and they are also more creative.

So if your children are aspiring to be creative writers, or into writing advertisements, then they should learn to write in cursive. Also at present when you sit an exam, you have to write in longhand or block letters as you do not type in an exam. So until that changes, it might be an idea to bring in the cursive writing skills, to give your children the upper hand in exams. To find out more about teaching reading using the Montessori method

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