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%.
A third- class medical must be obtained prior to solo. It is highly recommended you schedule an appointment with an FAA doctor soon after starting your training.
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.
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! This is another reason to consider obtaining an Instrument Rating!
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.
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.
There are no set dates and times. We will do our best to work around your schedule. Instructors are available seven days a week.
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 systems.
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.
No. You can begin training without it. However, you will need a medical certificate before you can fly solo.
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%.
Flying 2 to 3 times per week allows skills to develop gradually and a higher retention of material learned.
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.