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Ways To Get Your Flight Training Started

In the United States, you can solo an airplane the day you turn 16 years old, and receive your private pilot certificate once you turn 17 years old. But what if you're not old enough to meet those requirements? Here are 6 ways you can you start your flight training early?

1) Join The Civil Air Patrol

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2) Go To The FBO

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3) EAA's Young Eagles

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4) Fly Gliders

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5) Begin Networking

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6) Earn Money For Flying

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Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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