Have you ever had the dream of flying but also thought that it is too elusive for someone like you? Flight is actually a gift that is freely available to anyone, as long as you have the determination and passion for the craft. Anyone can learn to fly, that is a fact. All one needs to do is just know how they can approach such a goal to make it real.
Now, how does one start flight lessons? Here are some requirements that you first must comply with before you can start learning how to fly from a qualified flight instructor:
The Age Requirement
Anyone can learn to fly, as mentioned earlier. In fact there actually is no age requirement when speaking in terms of taking flight lessons. However there is a requirement when it comes to solo flight or taking your private pilot checkride (your final test). In the United States you must be at least 16 to solo and 17 to take your checkride. Don't let this deter you! I teach students as young as 13 and 14 so they can prepare to solo on their 16th birthdays!
The Medical Requirement
All student pilots are required to pass a medical exam that will certify them as being fit to fly. This is conducted by an AME (Aviation Medical Examiner) which you can usually find at your local airport. A Medical is not required to start flight lessons but will be required before your first solo.
Worried about getting a medical? Maybe you should look into Light Sport Flying. That allows you to fly on just a drivers license.
With the above requirements met you're well on your way with your private pilot training and getting closer to the illusive private pilot checkride.