Complete an approved ground school and pass a knowledge test.
Meet the FAA medical standards for at least a third class certificate.
Complete minimum number of flight hours with an instructor.
Be able to meet the minimum standard performance for maneuvers and flight procedures.
Pass a practical with DPE (Designated Pilot Examiner)
There are a lot of variables that affect the cost of learning to fly, including the frequency of flight lessons, weather conditions, the kind of aircraft in which you are training and its availability for scheduling, as well as each individual's learning aptitude. We estimate a range between $6,000 and $10,000, depending on the certificate being sought. See below for Light Sport Certificate.
It makes the most sense to acquire your Instrument Rating before Commercial, although it's not mandatory. The privileges and restrictions for each paired with your personal pilot goals will determine the sequence of the certificates you attain.
Depending on your availability and the weather, achieving Private Pilot status could happen within a couple of months. If you are prepared to fly and study 8-10 hours a day for the period needed to become proficient, you can get your license in no time. Scheduling your knowledge test and being prepared for a passing grade will prevent delays. Maintaining a consistent flight schedule will build your muscle memory. Independent study will require diligence and self monitoring.
Minimum FAA required flight hours are 40 hours at which time you will get your Private Pilot's Certificate.
You will need 20 hours from a CFI with a commercial certificate and an instrument rating.
Yes, however, safety is the number one priority. Achieving Private Pilot status comes with a lot of responsibility. Passengers have a profound affect on the dynamic of flying. It is not recommended that a newly licensed pilot immediately seek to take passengers.
After your initial Discovery Flight, you may opt to begin with a 10-hour one week introductory flight package. Sebring Flight Academy has structured our payment options to allow students to pay-as-you-go or fund their account based on two tiers of blocked hours. Call us for the current pricing schedule.
YES. We offer a 45 minute Discovery Flight at our flight school for $150. You may take up to two Discovery Flights. Continue your training at your own pace and pay as you go.
Fly a two seat Light Sport aircraft during the day, below 10,000 feet MSL with sky conditions a minimum of 3 miles visibility. If properly endorsed, a sport pilot can fly into 16,000 airports in the USA.
A 2-seat fixed gear plane certified under American ASTM standards with a max weight of 1320 pounds that has a max stall speed of 45 knots and a max level flight speed of 120 knots or 138 mph at sea level.