Always dreamed of becoming an aviator? Learn to fly here!
Our duty is to help you become a professional pilot as fast and safe as possible.
1. To begin your piloting career, we will assist you to acquire a Private Pilot's License (PPL). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) minimum requirements are 40 hours of flight training, in addition to ground school and exams. You will also need to meet basic medical requirements to fly by acquiring at least a third-class medical certificate through an Aeromedical Examiner.
2. You will begin training in the aircraft and also learn aviation theory. The majority of the theory (or ground school) will consist of an online course, which you can do from home, or one-on-one ground sessions with our flight instructors. The in-person training will be scheduled with your instructor.
3. During your training, you will need to take and pass the computer-based FAA Private Pilot written knowledge test. This is required before your practical exam at the end of your training.
4. The final step of your training will consist of a practical exam with an FAA Designate Pilot Examiner. This exam consists of both an oral and in-flight portion. After passing the exam, you will earn your Private Pilot's License.
1. With respect to time, on an average of three lessons per week, it will take an average of six months to get your Private Pilot's License. The more you fly with shorter breaks between lessons, the sooner you can acquire your PPL, as practical flying skills can be perishable as a beginner student pilot.
2. We understand that everyone has a different schedule. With this in mind, we made our program adaptable to make it convenient for you to train. We are open seven days a week and are available all day for training. You can pick the time and day that works best for you. We start operations at 9 am (or sooner if you schedule with your instructor).
3. Assuming a six-month time frame, you have to allocate 2 hours plus your commute time for each lesson. In addition, you should do twice as much studying for every hour of flight training. Therefore, if you are doing the 6-month program, you have to allocate 8-10 hours of your week to flight training and/or studying for your flight training.
1. Though costs can be variable based on total amount of hours it takes you to establish your flying skills, a reasonable budget would be about $8,000. In addition, you will need to budget $600 to $800 for piloting tools such as books, online ground school, headset, and paper charts/publications (we strongly recommend a tablet that hosts charts/publications).
2. On a recommended six-month training program, expect to allocate $450 per week to cover your training. We also offer a discount rate of 5% if you deposit a minimum $1,000 to your student account. You can also pay as you go.
3. There are some financing options available. Pilot Finance (www.pilotfinance.com), Aircfraft Owners & Pilot's Association (https://finance.aopa.org/flight-training-finance), and third-party finance companies are great resources for funding your licenses.
4. Military: We are a pending-approved vendor for the Army Credentialing Assistance Program that allocates Service Members $1,000 per fiscal year for one license. For more information, visit www.armyignited.com. Unfortunately, since we are not a Part 141 flight school, we are not able to receive Post 9/11 GI Bill funding.
Total Minimal Cost (Assuming Minimum 40 hours): $6,000
Course Cost is an estimate only. Candidates may require more or less time to complete.
1. If you are not a US citizen, you can still get your flight training. There is just one extra step.
2. If you hold a visa allowing you to live in the USA legally (resident alien, H1, etc.) and do not hold a tourist visa, all you need to do is go through a TSA verification process. The process will take about two weeks.
3. If you only have a tourist visa, no problem. We can help you through the process of getting a student visa so you may begin your flight training.
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125 Aviation Drive, Aiken, South Carolina 29805, United States
09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Monday - Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 1 PM to 6 PM
All other times by appointment .
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