*** Training may begin at any age and you can solo upon reaching your 16th birthday. It is necessary to be able to read and speak english and pass a basic medical exam prior to your first Solo flight. Your training will consist of both ground and Flight Lessons covering Flight Planning, Navigation, Radio Procedures, Flight Rules, Regulations & Weather. Upon completion of your Flight & Ground Training, you will be eligable to take the FAA Written Exam as well as the Oral & Practical "Checkride" with an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner. ***
The price will vary greatly based on how much you study and how often you fly and how long it takes you to complete each lesson. There is no set price for training since it all depends on how long it takes each individual person.
YES! Financing is available! There are procedures required by the financial institutions such as credit worthiness and how far do you plan on going with your training, etc. to qualify.
FAR: Federal Aviation Regulations.
AIM: Aeronautical Information Manual.
The FAR/AIM is where we find information regarding the rules, regulations & information regarding aviation.
Here on the west coast of Florida there are times when we may not be able to fly due to inclement weather. We typically use those days to work on Ground Instruction in various necessary areas, including Chair Flying, Radio Calls and Navigation as well as others.
The more you study at home, the more prepared you will be for your next Flight Lesson. This results in less Ground Time with your Instructor, and quicker progress through Flight Lessons.
To be an airline pilot you will need to hold an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, however; there are a few steps to take before you get there....
Below we have outlined the most common way that we see people reach their airline pilot goals!
PRIVATE - First you will need to get your Private Pilot Certificate (PPL). This allows you to rent an aircraft and go fly when the weather is looking good.
INSTRUMENT - After your Private Pilot Certificate, you will get your Instrument Rating. This adds an extra level of safety by teaching you how to fly in inclement weather and through clouds with no reference to the ground. During your Instrument training, you will also learn how to fly on an IFR flight plan and shoot approaches to an airport in low visibility situations.
COMMERCIAL - The next step is to get your Commercial Certificate. This Certificate allows you to fly for hire, however; you will not have enough time or experience to be able to go fly for the airlines just yet. At this point you will have at least 250 hours total flight time.
CERTIFICATED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR - Your Certificated Flight Instructor Certificate allows you to teach others how to fly while building your hours toward the airline minimums (1500 hours).
AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT - After building up your time as a CFI, you can get hired on by an airline that will then pay for your Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate and give you a type rating in the aircraft that they fly. You will need 25-50 hours of multi engine time prior to being hired on at the airlines which most people acquire either after their Commercial as an add-on rating or as a CFI.
First, we set an appointment to go on a Discovery Flight. The Discovery Flight is where every Aviator starts. Afterwards, we will discuss scheduling of our flight lessons and what you can expect going forward regarding your aviation goals.
AVEMCO Insurance Company is the only direct writer of aircraft insurance. That means we’re the only insurance company that connects you directly with an Aviation Insurance Specialist (underwriter) who is empowered to solve problems and approve coverage instantly instead of a middleman who simply passes your request on to somebody else. That’s why we can approve coverage based on your individual situation, not what some rulebook says.