Category Archives: Pilot Certificate Program

Become a Pilot: There’s Never Been a Better Time

If you would like a promising career in the travel industry, your future is literally up in the air. Pilots are in high demand …. and the demand is expected to increase over the next 10 years. Besides the breathtaking “office” view, below are just a few good reasons for you to seriously consider the pilot profession. A Few Good Reason to Become a Pilot FREE Travel Getting paid to fly to a different city, state and even country is a cool job perk! Even if you only have a couple of hours to visit a city during a layover, you can still try the local cuisine, meet new people … Continue reading

How To Become A Pilot: Pilot Training Routes

Engineering or physics does not have to be your first love, but it’s best to have a mid-to-high comfort level with math and science before considering the pilot profession. Also, many companies — particularly the larger, higher paying ones — prefer to hire pilots with bachelor’s degrees. With all this in mind, here a few ways to enter pilot training to become a commercial pilot. Pilot Training Possibilities Traditional Routes Becoming a pilot is like any other professional job: You must invest in your education. To earn your wings, you should attend a two or four-year college that offers an aviation program. If you already have a degree or if … Continue reading

Mitri Garib – The Man Who Trains Future Pilots

Mitri Garib is the flight training instructor at Marine Military Academy in Harlingen. The South Texas native started flying in 1991 and received his pilot certification in 1994 from Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa, Okla. Mr. Garib has been teaching people how to fly since 1998. For the past 14 years, he has been training the cadets of MMA … and he still loves his job! Take a moment to meet this flight instructor pilot and learn more about his career. Q&A with Flight Instructor Mitri Garib Q: When did you first take an interest in flying? A: I’ve wanted to fly ever since I can remember. … Continue reading

Flight Training at the Marine Military Academy

pre-flight fuel sample

In the following video you’ll meet two flight school students and their instructor, Mitri Garib, from the Marine Military Academy’s aerospace program.  They will briefly demonstrate part of the pre-flight check of a Redhawk Cessna 172, explain how they became interested in aviation, discussion the flight training program at the Marine Military Academy and demonstrate the Redbird FMX full-motion simulator used by the program.  A Brief Video Overview of Marine Military Academy’s Flight Training Program  Video Transcription For the pre-flight we are going to follow the checklist .  We will be looking to make sure that we don’t have anything loose or missing or anything of that sort.  Ok what is next? … Continue reading