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You can explore aspects of this field while you are still in high school. Begin by reading aviation magazines as well as more complex materials with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and other information. The FAA publishes study materials covering topics such as aviation weather, aeronautical knowledge, and weight and balance. Its Web site has information on how to get these study guides. You can also begin developing radio skills, which you will need as a pilot, by learning to use a ham radio.

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