Give your Dream wings!

An in-depth look into the aviation industry

from a pilots perspective.
First hand advice on what to expect and how to tackle

the challenges you will face along the way.

Becoming a Pilot

Rhett Shillaw

What you'll get...

Over 10 years of industry experience compiled into 10 chapters.

 An aesthetic eBook ensures easily digestible information. 

Relevant costs, helpful hints and honest evaluations.

Learning the ropes

Get practical advice  from an experienced flight instructor. Understand the requirements to begin your training and learn what is to be expected of you every step of the way.

Numbers Don't Lie

Up-to-date cost estimates for training. An in-depth look at every phase of your career. Price estimates, time frames, industry projections and more.

All Inclusive

A handy guide for aspiring pilots. Career prospects to weekend warriors. A handbook designed to to help everybody. Aviation is a gift that should be shared with as many people as possible.

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What others are saying:

Something motivational in these uncertain times...

Thanks for your email! I've literally just finished reading your book, and I must say, I've been looking for something like this! Something motivational in these uncertain times, but which relates to aviation, and your book was exactly that! So thank you for that, and really great job!

Palak Aghera  //  CPL - Australia

It helped put things into perspective and was a please to read...

The ebook is awesome and it already included stuff about Covid19 which is great. Hopefully it will stop a whole lot of people feeling this trend of gloom and doom in the aviation industry! 

I'm a 31 year old comm student trying my best to get into the aviation industry. I got my weightshift license shortly after I left school then went to work for a property development company for 8 years. Last year I was in the position to get my LSA license and I carried on and did my PPL.

Bradley Stephenson //  PPLS - South Africa

Like reading a flying school website without searching for what you really want to learn...

That eBook was a great read!! Really thought out. Well presented. Like reading a flying school website without searching for what you really want to learn. Look forward to the podcasts.

Jimmy Thomas //  Prospective Student - Australia

All this can be yours right now!

It's time to take action and gain valuable knowledge

 to help you spread your wings and fly!