Frequently Asked Questions
What are your hours of operation?
With consideration to weather flights are scheduled 7 days a week throughout the year.
What is the minimum requirements to get started?
No minimum age requirement to begin flight training exists. However you must be at least 16 years old to solo an aircraft, and at least 17 years old to be eligible to get your private pilot certificate.
Is learning to fly difficult?
Individuals from all walks of life have learned to fly. From individuals with diabetes, to 21 year old pilots flying around the world, aviation is truly a field where hard work and perseverance have long lasting effects.
How safe is flying?
Aviation is statistically one of the safest modes of transportation. While there are risks associated with general aviation those risks are not greater than any other everyday activity such as driving. Well maintained aircraft, experienced pilots, and a safety-oriented culture serves to assure the safety of aviation.
How long will it take to get my Private Pilot Certificate?
The minimum experience requirement is 40 hours of flight time. However the average is roughly 60-70 hours of flight time before a student is ready take their licensing checkride. Frequent and consistent training can allow for an individual to earn a Private Pilot Certificate in as a 2-3 months.
When is a medical certificate required?
While a medical certificate is required prior to soloing an aircraft, it is recommended students get their medical certificate as early as possible. This is to avoid spending time and money before knowing you’re eligible to solo an aircraft.
How much will it cost?
Depending on your personal study practices the overall costs will vary. Our instructor are dedicated to their students and will develop a personalized strategy to meeting your goals on your schedule. You can pay-as-you-go options or pay-up-front options. The rates can range for $35 for a ground lesson to $160/hour (aircraft rental, fuel, and instructor).
After I get my Private Pilot’s Certificate?
The Private Pilot Certificate offers you the esteem of being amongst the rare 2% of the population who call themselves Aviators! You now have the ability to rent airplanes for private use and fly them virtually anywhere. For those wishing to continue toward a career in aviation or a higher rating the Instrument Rating and Commercial Certificate are next on the list.
What supplies will I need to start?
Your instructor will provide you with guidance on the specifics of the aircraft manuals, aeronautical charts, aviation textbooks, headsets, and any other supplies you may need to become a competent pilot.
What are the membership fees?
An annual membership fee of $100 is required to join the club.