fixed wing flight training
Airplanes come in all shapes and sizes and different levels of utility as well. Some have only one engine and some have multiple engines, some land on the ground, some land on water and some are amphibious. There are various different types of Fixed-Wing training options for all levels of pilots. Because we hold pilot certificates in each class of Fixed-Wing aircraft, we have experience in them all. Take a look below at training options.
Being a Certified Private Pilot means you can use aviation for almost any personal reason. You can simply take a crystal clear morning and enjoy the views, fly to the nearest beach for a quick get away or even take yourself to business meetings. You can also bring along friends and family to show them your passion. The limitations are that you are not allowed to be compensated for any flying and certain weather/visibility requirements could keep you grounded. The minimum required flight time for a PPL is 40 hours. This number will vary for each person and is only a minimum. Depending on training consistency you should plan on 45-65 hours to become a Private Pilot.
So you've decided that you want to earn money while flying. With the Private Pilot License, you cannot legally be paid to fly. So, you need a Commercial Pilot License. In order to do this, you must have accrued at least 250 hours of total flight time. You also need some additional training and if you want the Commercial License to be useful, you will need to have an Instrument Rating first. Ready to take that next step? Want to earn that next notch on your Pilot belt? Talk to us about how to turn your passion into a career!
That's a pretty killer office view, if we do say so ourselves. Would you like to not only make a living in Aviation but also help others achieve their dreams of learning to fly? We are passionate about being and employing only great instructors. Come talk to us, we will teach you how to do more than just pass the hardest check ride in the industry, we can teach you how to be a professional, safe Flight Instructor that people WANT to fly with!
Remember that overcast day that made you drive to the beach because you couldn't fly in the clouds. Maybe the Haze layer was low and thick and you had to cancel the business meeting 4 hours away. The Instrument Rating will allow you to stretch those wings farther! Although there are times the weather is too dangerous to fly, even for the Instrument rated pilot, having the rating allows you to fly in conditions that will keep a non Instrument rated pilot on the ground. If you plan to make a career out of flying, this is the next step after the Private Pilot License. It requires 40 hours of simulated or actual instrument flight time, 15 of which must be with a CFI-I and 50 hours PIC X-country.
airline transport pilot
This is as high as it gets. This is essentially the "Doctors Degree" of Aviation. Although this Certificate is only required to fly for an Airline, it is highly respected in the Corporate world and any other Professional flight environment. It leads to better job options and cheaper insurance for your employer. There have been some recent regulatory changes and there is some additional training required on top of 1500 hours minimum flight time and practice for the check ride. Talk to us about what you need to earn your ATP!
Maybe you have a Commercial Single-Engine rating and want to add that elusive Multi-Engine rating. Or you are looking to upgrade to a High Performance/Complex aircraft. You may even be looking to add-on an Airplane rating to your existing Glider/Helicopter/Gyroplane rating. Whatever the goal is, we can help you meet it. Talk to us about what you want to do and we will lay out a detailed plan based off the FAA regulations to help you achieve your goal!