The first step to take is to contact us and get in touch with one of our Certified Flight Instructors. From there, you will schedule an introductory flight to get to know the aircraft and the instructor you will be flying with during training. From there, you will begin putting together a flight training syllabus to suit your needs, such as scheduling, budget and time frame.
Flight training involves learning specific maneuvers, mastering takeoffs and landings, and other specific pilotage skills to safely operate the aircraft. Some time around the middle of your training syllabus, you will take the aircraft by yourself for your first solo flight around the airport, and even to other airports in the area!
You will be required to complete a home-study course that is self paced. This home study course must be completed between flight training lessons and will prepare you for the FAA Knowledge Test, completed sometime near the middle of your flight training syllabus. At the end of flight training, you are required to complete what is called the Checkride. This is scheduled with a FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE), who will perform a one-on-one oral test on your aeronautical knowledge, followed by a flight test with the DPE who will examine your pilotage based on the maneuvers learned during flight training. At the completion of this test with a passing grade, you are provided with your pilot certificate!
As often as you'd like! Many students have flown as frequently as twice a day, or even 5 times a week! We do not pressure our students to schedule any certain number of lessons. You may schedule as many as you'd like, from a same day flight, to 6 months away.
The more often a student trains, however, the quicker their flight training will be completed.
We do provide sight-seeing flights, if you prefer! We offer leisure flights based on hourly cost of instructor and airplane rental, so contact us for a personalized quote to suit your needs. Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthdays and any other special event, this is the perfect gift for family, friends and coworkers!
Total length of time for flight training depends on how often flight lessons occur. For once a week or more students, flight training can be completed in as little as 3 months. For students who will fly twice a month, this average time can be as long as 9 months. Each student learns at their own pace and we cannot guarantee any certain length of time.
Due to Weather, Maintenance, Unscheduled Maintenance, Etc, some lessons may not be completed as scheduled and we may have to reschedule as needed.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide an accelerated pilot course due to constraints, such as weather, that may be out of our control.
Actual total cost of flight training is highly dependent on each student and their learning abilities. Students who fly more often, such as once or twice a week, will progress and retain information more easily than a student flying once every few weeks. Practice is key!
Aircraft are billed by the tenths of the hour, for example 1.0 Hours, 1.3 Hour, 0.8 Hours, and so forth. Students typically will fly between 1.0 and 1.4 hours each lesson.
Each lesson also includes time spent with the CFI, billed at tenths of the hour, typically around 2.0 hours per lesson; One half hour for pre-flight briefing, one hour of flight instruction and one half hour of post flight debrief.
Unfortunately, the short answer is no. Our aircraft have only two seats; However once you are a certificated pilot, you are more than welcome to take passengers with you in our aircraft.