CFI Ratings allow you to teach others to fly. The instrument rating allows you greater flexibility when dealing with the weather and the commercial rating allows you to get paid to fly! It may also reduce your insurance prices.
Do you need a flight review in the near future? No problem. All of the Morey's instructors are fully qualified to give reviews and will take care of all the details to get you updated. Simply call Morey Airplane Company
at 608-836-4431 to schedule your review.
Please keep in mind that depending on the recency of experience, multiple ground and flight lessons may be required to complete the flight review. A minimum flight review requires at least one hour of ground instruction covering: airspace, rules and regulations, weather, performance, weight and balance, emergency procedures, and TFRs.
The review also requires at least one hour of flight in which the applicant may be asked to demonstrate navigation techniques, landings, basic private pilot maneuvers, emergency procedures, and other maneuvers necessary for the safe operation of the aircraft.
When your flight review is scheduled, please study and be prepared to discuss:
- The sectional chart
- Intercept procedures (in the AIM)
- Emergency procedures (in the airplane POH)
- Normal procedures (in the airplane POH)
- Please plan a cross-country flight of your choice to a destination 50 miles away
Please prepare a weight and balance for your aircraft to include:
- A passenger of 170 lbs.
- A full load of fuel (long range tanks on an N model 172, regular tanks on a 152)
- The takeoff and landing distance at that weight for current weather conditions
If you do not see the answer to a question that you have, please contact us!
How quickly can I obtain my private pilot certificate?
That depends on how often you fly each week, the amount of studying, the concentration you put forth, and individual abilities.
Typically, if a student schedules 2 to 3 lessons per week, training can be completed in 4 to 5 months.
How many lessons per week should I schedule?
Flying 2 to 3 times per week allows skills to develop gradually and a higher retention of material learned.
Do I have to complete ground school before I begin flight training?
No. You can start your flight training whenever you want to. Most students find that taking the ground school in conjunction with their flight training helps to solidify and retain the concepts that they have already learned.
Before taking your private pilot practical test, you must complete ground school or an approved home study course and take a 60-question, multiple-choice, FAA written exam. The minimum score on this test must be at least 70%.
Do I have to have a medical certificate to start flying?
No. You can begin training without it. However, you will need a medical certificate before you go solo.
What is involved with the medical exam?
A medical exam is really nothing more than a basic physical. It includes checking your general health, eyesight, and a few questions about medications and your health history. It generally costs around $100, depending on the doctor. There are many qualified designated medical examiners in the local area, and we would be happy to set you up with one.
What aircraft will I train in?
We offer several types. The most economical is a two-seat Cessna 152. The most common is a four-seat Cessna 172. Our flight school offers models that include autopilot, GPS, and fuel injection.
Are there set training dates and times?
There are no set dates and times. We will do our best to work around your schedule. Instructors are available seven days a week.
What happens during bad weather?
Bad weather is a common part of life in Wisconsin. Obtaining your private pilot license is a combination of flight training as well as ground instruction. While not as exciting, the ground instruction is an integral part of the process.
On the bad weather days, our instructors take the opportunity to work with students on the ground portion of learning.
If my instructor is gone, can I fly with another instructor?
Yes. Every student has a primary instructor, but there are days when your primary flight instructor might not be available.
It is very common to have another flight instructor fly with you on those days. It is often a great opportunity to get another professional perspective.
What kind of things can I do once I get my license?
The simple answer is - just about whatever you want. The sky is the limit. You can rent airplanes all over the country and there are very few airports you cannot go into.
People use their licenses for all kinds of things like going on family vacations, business trips, or just a fun breakfast on a Sunday morning.
The only thing you cannot do is fly for hire, or fly in weather conditions less than VFR (Visual Flight Rules). Don't worry, those aren't the days you'd want to be flying anyway!
What are the steps involved with getting a private pilot certificate?
Flight Training: To include a minimum of 40 hours of instruction. 20 hours must be with an instructor and 10 hours must be solo.
Please note that these are FAA minimums and are not reflective of the nationwide average.
Pass an FAA written test: This includes taking a ground school or a home study course to prepare you for the test.
Upon completion, you will receive an endorsement from your flight instructor to take the written test. The test itself can be done at a local testing center like Morey Airplane Company, and it is setup
through CATS (Computer Assisted Testing Service). You must score a minimum of 70%.
Third class medical must be obtained.
Complete and pass a check ride: Much like your driver's test, a designated FAA Examiner will have an oral exam with you to make sure that you know and understand the rules and regulations of flying, as well as other concepts such as airspace, flight planning, weather, and your airplane's systems.
After completing that, the examiner will fly with you to perform all the required skills and maneuvers that you worked on during training.
Are there any gift
Gift certificates can be purchased at the front desk, for any amount, and are valid for one year.