You don't need to be a superman to become a pilot. FAA regulations establish the following prerequisites for those who seek the Private Pilot Airplane:
• Be at least 17 years of age
• Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language
• Be able to pass an FAA medical exam
That's it! Every other requirement can be learnt or accomplished during the course of your training.
If you are relatively intelligent, can do basic math, and have the eye-hand coordination and attention span required to be a good driver, you can probably learn to be a safe pilot.
One word of warning: The cockpit is an excellent environment for practicing some of the skills you need to become a good pilot, but is an awful classroom. A good ground school education will save you time, money, and frustration when it comes time to your time in the cockpit. The students who waste the most time during their flight training are those who didn't put the time in at the beginning to understand the flight training process and build the background knowledge. You wouldn't just go to the dealer and buy a new car without doing a bit of reading and comparison shopping, you shouldn't enter your aviation training with blinders on either (except when you are doing simulated instrument training).
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Did you know?...

To get a student pilot certificate for airplane, you must be at least 16 years of age. If you are not 16 yet, you may be able to attend ground school with special permission of the instructor. You can also start your flight training, but you cannot solo until your 16th birthday.

Children interested in flying should also look into the EAA Young Eagles program as well as the Civil Air Patrol's cadet program.
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