Learn to Fly
Learning to fly may seem intimidating. We are here to provide answers and a customized training program to help you achieve your dream. View our Introductory Lesson Packages below and learn more in the section below with common questions about Flight training.
Experience the joy of flight and view the world from above in this short Introductory Lesson, which includes 30 Minutes of flight time and a short ground session before the flight. Explore the freedom of flight and get in the air today. Call and start flying your dream today.
Spend more time in the airplane and discover what flight training is really like. Develop a personalized training program and start your flight training journey by learning about flight principles, airport operation, the pre-flight walk around, and more. Learn what aviation offers, and what you can do with a license. Includes an hour of flight time, plus a half hour of ground briefing.
Where do i start?
Start small. Lay out your goals. What do you want to be able to do with your license? Fly for pleasure and take trips in clear weather? Fly in the clouds? Fly for hire? When do you want to be able to fly? Set a timetable for yourself. Once you decided this, then do some research. Ask questions, talk to pilots, call and ask for more information. Schedule an introductory lesson and discover what it is really like to pilot an airplane. Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) provides a wealth of information on this topic. Click learn more to visit the AOPA website.
how long will it take?
Average training times run anywhere from four months, flying 3-4 times per week to a year, flying once a week or less. During that time there will be 50-70 hours of flight training. There are so many variables in flight training and everyone learns at different rates. Six months proves to be a reasonable amount to time to expect a zero flight time pilot to become a fully licensed private pilot. Schedules also invariable clash and weather cancels flights. These times are estimates and actual times may vary.
How much does it cost?
This is a very common question, and a difficult one to answer as the training investment varies tremendously based on the individual. Our average training investment for a Private Pilot's Certificate is $8,000-$10,000. That includes flight instruction, aircraft rental, renter's insurance, ground school materials and a myriad of other small items. Your efforts outside the airplane and preparation prior to each lesson may help reduce overall costs. We also offer flight training financing through Pilot Finance Inc.