Types of Flight Schools:
There are two types of flight training options in the Federal Aviation Regulations: PART 61 and PART 141. PART 61 training is based on a syllabus provided to the student by a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). The flexibility of Part 61 training allows a CFI to customize the syllabus and training schedule to the students needs and abilities. Most of the study material requires one to be self directed.
Enrollment in a FAA-approved Part 141 school is quite different. PART 141 schools meet prescribed standards with respect to equipment, facilities, personnel, and curricula. The course work is approved by the FAA and administered by the 141 flight school. Ground training is structured with flight training and progression only occurs as each section is accomplished. Since the program is so structured, the actual flight time to a license is expedited:
Prerequisites for private flight test:
Part 61: 40 hours total time including 20 hrs of dual:3 hours day cross country,3 Hours night,3 hours instrument,3 hours preparation for flight test.
Solo:10 hours solo with 5 hours as cross country
Part 141: 35 hours total time including 20 hrs of dual: 2 hours day cross country, 3 hours night, 3 hours instrument, 3 hours flight test prep,5 hours solo with 2.5 cross country.
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Prior to beginning any flight training, students must be able to read, write, speak and understand English. Students must provide documentation to prove citizenship or get approval to train through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Part 61 and Part 141 have slightly different prerequisites. Part 61 training above Sport Pilot and all Part 141 training require a medical.
To get a Medical Certificate an FAA-designated Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) must examine you. We will provide you with names of AME’s in your area. You then must:
• Contact an AME
• Schedule an appointment
• Complete an official FAA application form
• Undergo a physical examination
If you meet the appropriate medical standards, the AME will issue you a medical certificate. You will need a third class medical to flight train.
Aviators Flight Academy LLC Part 61 Flight Training:
Under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 61 flight training, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires a minimum of 40 hours of flight training to become a private pilot. You will work with a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) on your time and at your pace to become a private pilot. It's your choice as to when you progress. While many students become pilots under Part 61, the length of time for student completion will vary and the national average for completion is approximately 70 hours. This occurs as many students choose to train based on funding or limited time issues. One advantage of Part 61 flying is you pay as you go. We offer block rates for discount flying and payment is due at the end of each lesson. Cost is based solely on the length of time it takes to achieve your license.
Aviators Flight Academy LLC offers flight training from recreational pilot through commercial single or multi engine ATP. Our CFI's are all very qualified with extensive experience. Experience sharpens CFI skills and our students deserve the best.