The Hard Road to Flight

The Hard Road to Flight - The Hard Road to Flight Mastering...

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The Hard Road to Flight Mastering the art of general aviation is a long and arduous process, but it pays off significantly in the end. Flying offers feelings of happiness and accomplishment that no other medium can. Learning to fly an airplane is very difficult, but having a pilot’s license can open you up to numerous new opportunities. There are many positive aspects to flying, but there are also a few hurdles to the process. Flight training can be very expensive, it can take a large amount of time, and it can also be very stressful on the mind and body. Despite these negative aspects, though, flying is well worth the trouble. In the past fifteen to twenty years, flying has become a very expensive recreational activity. This is due to many factors. Some of these factors are the high price of fuel and the cost of flight instruction. On average, obtaining a pilot’s license will cost around $8,000. This includes the rental of the aircraft, ground school costs, instructor’s fees, examination fees, and the fuel for the airplane. Most student pilots train in a Cessna 172, and on average it costs $125 per hour. A student pilot must obtain a certain amount of flight time before he or she can be licensed, and the fees can add up rather quickly. The price of regular unleaded gasoline used in cars may be high, but it does not compare to that of aviation grade fuel. It costs from $3.50 to
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This essay was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course EN 1113 taught by Professor Stinson during the Spring '08 term at Mississippi State.

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