Although there are various types of aircraft, many of the principles of piloting them have common techniques, especially those aircraft which are heavier than air types.
In addition to providing flight instructors, flight schools commonly rent aircraft to the students.
The oldest flight training school still in existence is the Royal Air Force's (RAF's) Central Flying School formed in May 1912 at Upavon, United Kingdom. The oldest civil flight school still active in the world is based in Germany at the Wasserkuppe. It was founded as "Mertens Fliegerschule". Its current name is "Fliegerschule Wasserkuppe".
A type conversion, commonly known throughout Australia and Europe as an endorsement, or in the United States as a "type rating", is the process undertaken by a pilot to update their license to allow them to fly a different type of aircraft.
- Bárány chair
- Bachelor of Aviation
- Pilot certification in the United States
- Pilot licensing in Canada
- Pilot licensing in the United Kingdom
- "Handbooks & Manuals". faa.gov. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
- Culnane, Michael J., Instructor Rating Ground School Course, Accelerated Aviation Training, December 2001, page iii.
- "Royal flying corps: Central Flying school". Flight Archive. Flight global. 1912-04-20. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
- Jenrich, Joachim (2007). Die Wasserkuppe – Ein Berg mit Geschichte [The water dome - A mountain with history] (in German). Fulda, DE: Parzeller. ISBN 978-3-7900-0389-5.
- Federal Air Regulation (61.31), US: GPO.
- Learning to Fly: A Practical Manual for Beginners (1916) by Claude Grahame-White and Harry Harper
- Student Pilot Guide from the FAA
- Accelerated Flight Training from Flying Mag.
- Pilot Training Compass: Back to the Future from European Cockpit Association.