There is no better time to determine your aviation goals for the upcoming year than now. Out of ideas? Don’t know where to start? You can use the following suggestions for inspiration.

Commit to Completing Your Pilot’s License

Do you find yourself always saying you’ll get that pilot’s license at some point? Don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today! Start this year by committing to beginning or completing your private pilot training. Choose a class, and put down a payment so you feel fully committed.

Take A Class

If you can’t afford the training for your pilot’s license or you’ve already completed it, consider extending your knowledge by taking a course! There are many opportunities, such as working towards a new FFA rating, dispatcher’s license, or even completing a maintenance certificate. You could also complete a ground school course. There are even options available online! If you can’t commit to working towards a certification, consider taking just a one-time course or workshop.

Join an Aviation Club

Are you looking to connect with like-minded individuals in the upcoming year? One way to do this is by joining an aviation group or flight club. If finding a club in your area proves difficult, join an online community that shares your interests.


Seek out volunteer opportunities that fit your interests. This is a great way to share your passion for aviation with others. You’ll be able to learn more about your area of interest, and use the knowledge and skills you’ve gained to give back to your community. Consider places like museums, clubs, or general aviation airports.

Attend a Show

Try to go to aviation events and air shows. These range from hobby conferences to tradeshows, so you’re sure to find one that fits your unique interests. They’re a great place to meet new people and learn more about the industry.

Involve Your Family

Are you planning a family vacation this year? Choose a destination that you can fly to! There are many unique and inexpensive destinations you can fly into without much hassle. Many of these destinations offer activities that the whole family can enjoy.

Learn More About Astronomy

Consider learning more about the skies from a different angle. By using a telescope, you can educate yourself from your own property. You may not be learning about aviation, but you’ll gain a new appreciation for space!

2019 is full of opportunities to meet new people and learn new skills. Use this new year to accomplish your aviation goals!