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Agricultural Pilots

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You can explore this occupation through a number of activities. Join groups such as your high school aviation club and the National FFA Organization. These groups may give you the opportunity to meet with professionals in the field, learn about farm products and management, and find others with similar interests. Read publications related to these industries such as the magazines AgAir Update (https://www.agairupdate.com), Agricultural Aviation (https://www.agaviation.org/agaviationmagazine), and The Progressive Farmer (https://www.dtn.com/agriculture/progressive-farmer/). If you have the financial resources, you can take flying lessons once you are 16 and have passed a physical exam. Also, consider learning how to operate a ham radio. This skill will help you when you apply for your restricted radio operator's permit, a requirement for commercial pilots.

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