Fall is the time when schools start the new year in many places across the country. If you’ve been thinking about flight school, there’s no better time to get started than in the fall. In this article, we’ll look at why fall is the perfect time to get started on your career in aviation.
When it comes to aircraft performance it’s hard to beat the thin air conditions that fall provides. Airplanes are more efficient in colder temperatures as cold air is denser than warm air. The thin air provides pilots with faster takeoffs, better performance, less turbulence, and reduced stress on the engine. Fall is also the time before the air gets too cold to affect performance. In winter, pilots often face ice and snow that leaves flights grounded and cause hazardous flying conditions.
Fall is one of the most dependable times of years in terms of weather flying conditions. Student pilots don’t have to deal with as many missed hours due to grounded flights from thunderstorms like they do in the spring, tornadoes in the summer, or snow in the winter. If fall, the temperature isn’t too hot or too cold. There may be an occasional rainstorm, but usually, it’s nothing serious.
Unlike summer, when all you want to do is spend time with your friends, lounging by the pool, enjoying outdoor activities, and vacationing, autumn is a time when students get to work all over the country. Everyone is in back to school mode and it’s easier to focus and stay motivated on your studies when everyone else is doing the same thing. Your brain is also rested and recharged after summer break, and ready for a new challenge.
Join a New Community
Everyone is treated like a friend in the tight nit pilot community. Starting flying lessons is the perfect chance to get in on a new social scene and make friends with similar interests. In traditional school settings, you’re typically forced to do work you’re not interested in. Once you begin your aviation studies, everything is related to the thing you’re interested in – flying.
Beautiful Aerial Views
It’s hard to beat the views from the cockpit during the fall season. Flying over an expansive wilderness, viewing the colors of the fall foliage will truly take your breath away. Most people experience the beauty of fall on the ground, but there’s no better view than from above.