“Ask A Pilot” answers all the questions you’ve wanted to know first-hand from a pilot. In this blog series, we ask our Flight Instructors questions about their journey to becoming a pilot, what their favourite part of flying is, and what options are out there for student pilots and aviation enthusiasts.


Ask A Pilot – Stephen Parker – Grade 3 Flight Instructor

We asked Stephen a variety of questions from what it takes to become a pilot to what career options are out there for student pilots.

Take a look at some of the questions Stephen answered below, or, scroll to the bottom and take a look at the full interview of questions!


Can anyone become a pilot?

Types of Licenses

What are endorsements?

What job pathways are there?

Which aircraft do you fly?

What are your career goals?

Ask A Pilot – Stephen Parker – Full Interview


If you have any questions you’d like our Flight Instructors to answer, send us your question to news@soaraviation.com.au. For more information on the Diploma of Aviation – Commercial Pilot Licence or the Diploma of Aviation – Flight Instructor, find out more on our courses page.