We all have to start somewhere, right? And if you have no flying experience, your flight training will be ab initio or beginning. For those student pilots who wish a career, you will typically start training for your Private Pilot License; you will continue on to achieve various ratings — a most important one is your Instrument Rating. You will definitely need a Commercial Pilot Certificate if you wish to work for compensation. And the highest certification a pilot can achieve — an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate — is what most pilots for large and/or international airlines have. That is likely your ultimate goal, if you wish to work for a major airline.
In addition, it is good to consider getting your instructor ratings: Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor Instrument and Multi-engine Instructor. Why? You can get a job teaching students if you have one or all of these licenses, plus you can build your own hours at the same time you are instructing students, and this develops your experience, which will make you more attractive for airline hiring. Phoenix East Aviation is one of the few schools in the U.S. that gives you that important — and cost-saving — opportunity, the opportunity to teach students after you graduate from PEA. Contact www.pea.com and fill out an information form; a admissions officer will then contact you to answer all your questions.