Part 61 Flight Courses
We offer Part 61 training for the following courses:
|Sport Pilot License||Great for non career purposes and those looking for the lowest cost powered pilot license|
|Recreational Pilot License||A footnote in history that has no good reason to exist|
|Private Pilot License||The starting part for anybody looking to make a career in aviation or wanting to add privileges such as instrument, multi engine or commercial|
|Instrument Rating||Can be added to either a Private Pilot license or to a Commercial License|
|Commercial Pilot License||Allows the holder to be paid to fly|
|Add-on certifications||This is to add additional privileges to an existing license and can include adding multi engine certification to a single engine license (private, commercial or ATP), adding Single engine certification to a multi engine license or adding Airplane privileges to a license in a different category such as Helicopter|
|Sport Pilot Instructor||Requires a minimum of 150 hours of flight time to be eligible and is restricted to instruction in a Light Sport Eligible Airplane|
|Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)||Initial Flight Instructor Certification|
|Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII)||Usually added to an initial Instructor Certificate but can be taken as the initial instructor certification|
|Multi Engine Instructor (MEI)||Usually added to an initial Instructor Certificate but can be taken as the initial instructor certification|
|Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)||This is an experience related license with no sign off required by an instructor. Most often this involves multi engine familiarization and practice for the test|
|Completion courses||These are custom courses tailored to individual needs and typically carried out over a short period of time|
|Zero to Commercial/CFI||These are accelerated courses that can be completed in as little as four months to take a zero time student to Commercial or to Commercial and Instructor certifications. All but the Instrument rating would be done under Part 61.|
Students are free to determine their own pace of study. Statistically, across the USA completion rates for courses are not good with 80% of people who start a Private Pilot License never finishing (Source: AOPA). The 20% who do complete typically average 70 hours of flight time compared with the forty hours of legal minimum. We do not believe that this is acceptable so we have identified three key factors that will most likely lead to a safe, on time, on budget, first time pass completion of any course:
- Do not start on any flight training course until you have all the funding that will be needed to complete.
- Study for and take your written knowledge test before you start the flight portion of the program
- Take a full time accelerated course if at all possible or find a way to fly at least five times per week.
If you do all three including the accelerated course you will boost your probability of a safe, on time, on budget, first time pass completion into the 90% column.
We have seen impressive tangible results from applying these factors.
In addition to courses that we advertise as “Accelerated Packages” we will always be willing to construct an accelerated custom completion package that is based wholly on your needs.