Many young children would say they want to be like someone they admire and if for example they saw a movie about planes and pilots, they would announce to the world that they want to be a pilot someday. However, not many of those who dream of becoming a pilot will become a real one, not only because it takes a special kind of courage to become a pilot but also because it cost a lot to study and become a licensed pilot. If you want to fly an airplane but have financial difficulties, you can apply for government grants for pilots license to make your dream come true.
Being an airplane pilot requires knowledge of several things that you must have at all times while flying. You need to operate sophisticated mechanical and electronic gadgets and controls, interpret meteorological reports, know air navigation, and generally fly the plane under difficult circumstances while you lead both the passengers and flight crew through all types of climatic conditions and emergency situations. You can only do this if you have discipline, commitment, patience and self-confidence. You must also be hard working, alert of mind and adaptable to changes in time schedules, and team player. If you are sure you can be all of these, you can certainly become a pilot. And if you’re only problem is not having enough money to finance your training, you can look for both private and government grants for pilots license.
There are several private and government grants that can help you get the training you need so you can get your license to pilot an airplane. One such grant from the government is the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants from which you can receive funds up to $4,000 a year to help pay for your pilot training. As a student you can also try applying for a Federal Pell Grant which awards funds up to $4,000 as. Both of these grants provide an amount depending on your financial needs.
The aviation industry has also attracted a lot of females wanting to become pilots. Thus an organization called Women in Aviation is encouraging more women to become aviators through grants that they award to future female pilots. You can get more information about their grant through the Women in Aviation International website or at this physical address:
Women in Aviation, International
3647 State Route 503 South
West Alexandria, OH 45381-9354
Telephone: (937) 839-4647
Some private flight schools also offer grants and scholarships to their students. You can inquire from your school office and see if they are offering one so you can obtain your pilots license without spending a lot of money for it.