learn to fly! Ever wondered if you have what it takes to be a pilot? Chances are, you do!  Check out these frequently asked questions concerning learning to fly.  Your dream of learning to fly may be just over the horizon!

How do I get started?

We recommend taking a Introductory Flight as a first step toward your goal of becoming a pilot. Our Intro Flight is a 45 minute flight during which the instructor will allow you to sit in the pilot’s seat and take the controls for yourself. The Intro Flight provides an excellent opportunity for you to ask questions and get an initial feel for what it’s really like to pilot an airplane. Contact us to schedule an Introductory Flight today for only $99! If you are ready to jump right into your first lesson, that’s great too! Just contact us and we will get you scheduled right away!

What does flight training involve?

Earning your Private Pilot Certificate involves learning control of the airplane, how to handle emergencies, and navigation. When you are finished, you will be qualified to fly most small, single-engine airplanes. You will be allowed to carry passengers, and fly almost anywhere in the United States.To earn a Private Pilot Certificate you must meet the following requirements:

                                                       Age: You can start training at any age but you must be at least 17 to receive                                                                   your  certificate. There is no maximum age.

      Health: You must pass a physical exam with an Aviation Medical Examiner.

      Tests: You must pass written, oral, and practical tests as the final steps in                                   becoming a Private Pilot. These are the tests that your training will                                   prepare you for.

How Long does it take to get a Private Pilot Certificate?

The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) requires a minimum of 40 hours of flight training to

get a Private Pilot Certificate. The training is at your own pace so you get to decide how

frequently you fly. Your chosen pace will determine how quickly you finish. Generally,

it takes one to two years to earn your certificate, though it can be done in as little as a

month.The more often you fly, the better you will retain what you have learned. You will

spend fewer total hours learning to fly if you can fly more frequently. It is best to fly twice

per week, but if you can’t fly that often, don’t let that stop you. You can still learn even if

you only fly once a month.

How much does it cost?

The cost involves aircraft rental, instructor, pilot supplies, and testing. Plan  on budgeting $8000-$9000 for the entire course of your training. The course is always pay-as-you-go so you are free to slow down or speed up based on your personal finance plan. Contact us for our current aircraft rental and instructor rates.

What kind of airplane would I be learning to fly in?

We currently instruct in Cessna 172’s and have recently added a Cessna Skycatcher to our fleet. A Cessna 172 is single-engine, high wing airplane with four seats. A Cessna

Skycatcher is a single-engine, light sport airplane with only two seats. Click HERE to view pictures and additional info about these planes.

Don’t wait! Flight training is an invigorating, rewarding experience that will change your life.

You will see the world from a whole new perspective!

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