First, you need to decide whether you intend to fly just for fun or professionally. If you view flying as a hobby and nothing more, we recommend getting a LAPL(A) or PPL(A) licence. The PPL(A) licence also serves as a stepping stone to subsequent courses. So, if you decide in the middle of a course that flying is more than just a hobby to you, it isn’t too late to become a professional pilot. If you know from the start that you want to fly for a living, we recommend the comprehensive 0–ATPL(A) programme, which will take you from having zero experience to learning theory for transport pilots.