Learning to fly is the experience of a lifetime, so if you are up for the challenge, its time to look for local aviation schools. Choosing your flight school is a personal decision with many factors involved to make your training a success. The flight school should be located in an area that you may easily travel to, be situated in a climate with good weather conditions when you want to fly, and provide a satisfactory fleet of aircraft for you to choose from. The new student for a private pilot license will be directed to a two-place aircraft, sometimes with option for a high or low wing construction. Each type of aircraft has its own advantages, with a low wing providing greater stability and the high wing providing greater visibility for non-instrument rated pilots. In addition, as a new pilot in training, you may wish to sample a few hours in a helicopter, and therefore, would seek to find an airport with flight schools offering chopper training and fixed wing aircraft. Most helicopter training facilities will take you from zero to hero in a comprehensive commercial pilot program, or you may opt to get your private license in a fixed wing, then continue towards commercial in a helicopter. Using this crossover training technique can save you money in the long run, as flight time for an airplane is typically less than renting the chopper. Professional pilot careers are plentiful in either type of aircraft, so pick and choose your vessel with confidence.