Learn to Fly!
Your pilot license will open up a new world where the airplane acts as a time machine changing long trips into a short hop. As a pilot you can come and go on your own schedule, above the crowds, delays and hassles of ordinary transportation. You will also have a new sense of personal fulfillment that will enrich your life in countless ways.
Is learning to fly difficult?
As with any other skill you master, flying is a step-by-step process. It is not particularly difficult and can be learned by practically anyone who is willing to invest some time and effort.
Pilot training has two aspects: ground training and flight training. Ground training includes flight rules and regulations, flight planning, navigation, radio procedures, and weather. Flight training takes place in the airplane and concentrates on the skills required to safely control the aircraft.
We emphasize a safe and fun learning environment.
Your private pilot’s license is your ticket to adventure and fun! You can share the joy of flying with your family and friends as you travel for business or pleasure.
- At least 17 years old to earn a license
- Receive flight training and endorsement from an authorized flight instructor
- Pass an FAA 3rd Class physical examination (basic physical)
- Minimum of 40 hours of flight time consisting of dual instruction and solo flight. Average for most individuals is 65-80 flight hours.
- Pass the FAA Private Pilot knowledge written exam and take a practical test consisting of an oral exam and a flying test
In addition to building your piloting skills and confidence, an instrument rating opens up many opportunities to fly when you would be otherwise grounded due to weather.
- Hold at least a current private pilot certificate
Have logged the following:
- At least 50 hours of cross country time as pilot in command
- A total of 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time.
- Pass the FAA knowledge and practical test consisting of an oral exam and a flying test
If you want to fly for a living, you will need a Commercial pilot certificate. Even if you don’t plan to fly for hire, the training you complete to become a Commercial pilot takes you steps beyond the average Private pilot. You’ll learn a better understanding of aircraft systems, aerodynamics, airspace and learn to fly with professional abilities.
As a flight instructor, you can take pride in developing the next generation of pilots and become a more proficient pilot yourself.
Has this ever happened to you?
Departure Forecast: Overcast at 500, 1 sm visibility, rain, and mist.
Destination Forecast: Clear below 12,000. Visibility greater than 30 sm.
Without the ability to depart IFR, you could be stuck…
Ready to get started on your instrument rating?