One way for those who want to become a professional pilot is: Match their desires with your abilities. It would be best if you had certain physical and psychological qualities (be able to tolerate long-term physical and mental stress, be stress-resistant, make decisions in extreme situations, and much more). In addition, you must have completed a full secondary education. For admission, you must present USE certificates in Mathematics, Russian Language, Physics, and Foreign Language.
Choose a direction for yourself. All flight training institutes in Russia are divided into civil and military. If you want to become a pilot for civil transport, or commercial organizations (passengers, non-military cargo), enter the civil aviation school. If you’re going to serve in the Air Force, then in the military aviation school.
Keep in mind that flight schools are divided into higher education and secondary technical. Therefore, the duration of the study depends on this – 5 or 3 years, respectively.
Prepare a package of documents: – a certificate from a whole secondary education institution or lower vocational education;
– medical flying school. Upon graduation, you will receive a commercial pilot certificate.
A way for those who want to learn to fly “for themselves” is: Study to become a pilot at the flying club. Then, you can take the first introductory flight on the same day you sign up.
Go through a medical board. Learn flight theory alone or under the guidance of experienced instructors and instructors. Fly the required number of hours. Pass the exam and receive your pilot’s license.
Please note that in Russia, there are three stages of flying proficiency:
1. amateur pilot or private pilot;
2. commercial pilot;
3. airline pilot. These certificates are obtained in phases. With a commercial pilot’s license, you can fly independently. An airline pilot as an aircraft commander can fly any class of aircraft, but you must have a minimum of 150 flying hours and excellent health. In Russian air clubs, you can only get an amateur pilot’s license and the right to fly a light private jet.