Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Will Each Lesson Cost Me?
Most lessons run between 1 – 1.5 hours long so depending on the aircraft that you are flying, it will be between $200-$300.
How Long Is Each Lesson?
You should allow a 2 hour time block for your lesson, this will include briefings with the instructor and the flight time.
How Many Times Per Week Should I Fly?
You should try to fly at least once per week if possible. If you cannot fly that often you should expect that your total time will end up a bit longer due to the necessity of spending a bit more time reviewing. If you can fly several times per week that is better as all the information stays fresh in your mind.
What Types Of Payment Do You Accept?
We accept cash, check, wire transfer, and all major credit cards.
Do I Have To Pay For Everything Upfront?
If you are doing an accelerated program or the professional pilot program it will be paid upfront. If you are just working along on a rating, you can pay after each lesson.
What Steps Do I Need To Take To Start A Lesson?
You will need to fill out our registration paperwork and set up an appointment with us to apply for the student pilot certificate. We will need to see a US Passport or Birth Certificate before starting flight training. You will need to gain a 3rd class medical before you are allowed to solo the aircraft.
What Can I Do With My Private Pilot's License?
You can fly your friends and family anywhere in the United States. You cannot charge for transporting people or things. If you are interested in making money by flying, you will need to gain a commercial pilot’s license.
What Steps Are Involved In Becoming A Commercial Pilot?
To gain an unrestricted commercial pilot’s license you will need to first get your Private Pilot’s license, then your Instrument Rating. You will also need a total of 250 flight hours containing specific requirements before you can apply for a Commercial License.
What Types Of Flying Can I Do With A Commercial Pilot's License?
As a commercial pilot you are allowed to take money for flying! You can be hired to fly a plane for a private owner, tow banners, fly skydivers, or pipeline patrol just to name a few.
How Can I Afford To Get 1500 Hours So That I Can Apply To The Airline?
You can build hours after you get your Commercial License by getting paid to fly some of the options listed above. Most people however go on to gain their Certified Flight Instructor rating and build hours by teaching others how to fly!