Learn To Fly And Become A Pilot!

The Ultimate Guide For Determining Your Capabilities Of Becoming A Professional Pilot And Getting Started With Flight Training (The Pilot Career Series Book 1)

Non-Fiction - Occupational
252 Pages
Reviewed on 09/05/2019
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Author Biography

Vesa Turpeinen is a longtime aviator, corporate airline pilot, and flight instructor. He is the former Chief Flight Instructor of the Chaoyang Flight College of CAUC (Civil Aviation University of China) and MBA graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach, Florida). Vesa grew up in Helsinki, Finland, and currently resides in Hangzhou, China.

A personal message from the author:

“Many people have dreamed about learning to fly and becoming a pilot. The prevailing thought always seems to be that it is out of reach of most people by being too expensive and difficult to accomplish.

I wanted to write this book to help many aspiring pilots realize that becoming a pilot is actually not that difficult. I believe just about anyone could begin their journey to becoming a commercial aircraft pilot if they really wanted to. Also, while flight training is expensive, you might be surprised how many ways there are to finance your training.

I have been involved in aviation for over twenty years, and I have a lot of experience flying for a living. In this book I try to cover all the positive and negative sides of a pilot’s career, so you can make a well-informed decision whether it’s a good career choice for you. If, after reading about the negative sides of pilot life, you still want to become a pilot, I will tell you how to get started.”

    Book Review

Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

Learn to Fly and Become a Pilot! introduces readers to a nonfiction aviation series, The Pilot Career Series, by Vesa Turpeinen, packed with information and guidance for readers with the dream of flying. The author, an experienced pilot and a pilot instructor for a reputable institution, gives readers the guidance they need to discern and make choices when it comes to taking lessons in flying. But there is more to this interesting book than that: he confidently promises readers that they can learn aviation in one year.

In this book, readers learn about the adventure of flying, from small piston airplanes to large passenger transport aircraft, and become enticed by the promise of the experience. The author explains the wonderful benefits of being a pilot and offers tips on choosing the right school to learn the craft. Whether the reader wants this information for themselves, their child, or a loved one, this book has a lot to offer. And the author knows how to captivate readers and keep their attention, letting them know the essentials about piloting and the path they can travel to learn and harness the craft.

While authors writing in the field of their profession tend to offer their services and distract readers with their sales pitches, the author of Learn to Fly and Become a Pilot! dives deep into the meat of the matter and delivers crucial information that readers need to know. The writing is awesome, fluid and accessible. The writing is enriched by the author's vast experience in the field and this experience is deftly woven into the text.

K.C. Finn

Learn To Fly and Become A Pilot! is a guidebook of practical non-fiction advice, penned by author Vesa Turpeinen, which forms the first book in a series about choosing a pilot career. With air travel becoming increasingly popular through the last century, there is a larger demand for pilots than ever before, and this book intends to help readers determine their suitability for becoming a pilot, choosing the right school to attend, and how the first elements of flight training will work. Written by an expert with many years of flight training experience, this educational guide has everything you need to get started.

The author's enthusiasm in this book is laudable from the start, and it’s clear to see that Vesa Turpeinan knows everything there is to know about the world of pilot selection and training. The book is intended to be an intermediary work for readers who are deciding on which flight school to attend, helping them make that decision and many others, including what type of pilot they’d like to be, who they could potentially work for and what types of training are on offer once you begin. There is also some really helpful information on financing and certification, as well as personal anecdotes and information from the author to illustrate certain points of the experience. For readers who are prepared for such a wealth of information to go through, Learn To Fly and Become A Pilot! is the essential guide with everything they could ever hope to learn before signing up at flight school.

Renee Guill

Learn To Fly And Become A Pilot! The Ultimate Guide For Determining Your Capabilities Of Becoming A Professional Pilot And Getting Started With Flight Training (The Pilot Career Series Book 1) by Vesa Turpeinen is a guide to help you determine if you would like to become a pilot. He talks about how to find a flight school and figure out how much it will cost as well as how you can pay for it, like using loans and grants. Vesa Turpeinen also talks about the types of jobs you can get and where you can work. He also gives you the downside of the job, like describing how it will change your family life.

I thought that Learn To Fly And Become A Pilot! by Vesa Turpeinen was a fascinating read. I loved that he didn’t sugar coat the job, though he loves it. He mentions some of the downsides of the job, like how it changes your sleeping habits and lets you know what it does to your family life. Vesa Turpeinen does a great job in describing the costs of the schools and how you can pay for it, pretty much like any college. I also loved that he didn’t say it was a get-rich-quick job. He talks about certain types of jobs and why they’d work for you. He also did a great job of telling how you need to worry about your medical issues as well. If it wasn’t for my medical issues, I would definitely think about this as a career; it sounds fascinating, thanks to Vesa Turpeinen.

Gisela Dixon

Learn To Fly And Become A Pilot! The Ultimate Guide for Determining Your Capabilities of Becoming a Professional Pilot and Getting Started with Flight Training (The Pilot Career Series Book 1) by Vesa Turpeinen is a non-fiction book on flying as a career choice and whether it’s right for one. In this book, Vesa talks from his personal experience, both as a pilot as well as a flight instructor, on what it takes to become a pilot and the inside world of flying and the advantages and disadvantages of it. The book is divided into many chapters that cover these topics such as why become a pilot, various pilot career paths and options, the downside of being a professional pilot, certificates, education, and background required, the cost of training, flight schools, and how to figure out if flying is the right career choice for one, among other things. There are many additional resources and a bio provided at the end of this book.

I enjoyed reading Learn To Fly And Become A Pilot! by Vesa Turpeinen and found it a very informative and instructive book, and yet at the same time fun to read. Vesa writes in a casual style without getting too technical about the topic. Even someone without any flying background can easily follow the subject and it would be especially useful for young students just starting out in school or college to read and understand if this is something that they would truly like to pursue as a career and if so, how to go about it. This is a great book for anyone interested in the exciting world of flying aircraft and in learning more about that lifestyle.

Amy Raines

Learn To Fly And Become A Pilot! The Ultimate Guide To Determining Your Capabilities Of Becoming A Professional Pilot And Getting Started With Flight Training (The Pilot Career Series Book 1) is written by Vesa Turpeinen. With the huge shortage of pilots across the globe that is expected to last for a minimum of twenty years or possibly more, the need for new pilots to fly airplanes is increasing. This guide is intended to help the aspiring pilot decide if a career in aviation is really right for them and help break down the barriers that could make their career choice a reality rather than just a seemingly impossible dream.

Learn To Fly And Become A Pilot! by Vesa Turpeinen is a wonderful and well planned out guide that will surely help anyone aspiring to become a pilot. Although the guide is written and explained in a very professional manner, I love how Turpeinen makes the reader feel less intimidated by explaining his ideas in a lighthearted fashion. The Pilot Career Series Book 1 is full of very useful information such as how to get started when looking for funding and possibly using scholarships to finance the necessary training required to become a pilot. I truly enjoyed reading this book and am hoping to see Book 2 of The Pilot Career Series in the near future. Turpeinen has compiled a terrific guide that could easily find its way into a classroom of students as well as anyone else considering a career in aviation.