An ideal candidate has a passion for aviation--being a person who has yearned to fly since they were a young child. While intelligence is helpful, a strong work ethic is vital as the FAA requires pilots to master a lot of new skills and information. Learning to fly is an investment in time, and this requires candidates to devote many days at the airport. Perhaps most importantly, an ideal candidate dreams of flying for life--whether professionally or recreationally, and loves being at the airport. In short, a person who gladly makes sacrifices to become a pilot. Candidates must have the physical and mental health mandated for flight by the Federal Air Regulations, and live a reasonable drive from the training airport, Stanton Airfield. Parental support is a requirement for teen applicants.