No shame in starting small if you’re laying the foundation for something great.
Our training program has been in development for 3 years. It offers potential students the opportunity to access aviation from a perspective of more than just a consumer or passenger. Our program will allow students to gain the needed knowledge at a young age through ground schools and then matriculate through simulator training into the
career of their choice, not just aviation. The students will graduate from both high school and pilot training in time to address the pilot shortage and transform the aviation community into a career known for its diversity.
Wings of Dreamers' course is designed to meet all the FAA requirements for a private pilot certificate. The syllabus has 35 hours of flight training, consisting of 20 hours of dual instruction and 15 hours of solo flight. During this flight instruction, the student will receive the required training for solo flight, cross-country flights, controlled fields, night flights, and all specified maneuvers. Progress checks will be conducted throughout the training process. The flight training will take approximately four to six months to complete, based on 3 flights per week.
The ground school syllabus includes 35 hours of classroom training, with 2 hours for quizzes and the final examination. The course covers an introduction to the airplane and aerodynamics, aircraft systems, airports, communications and Air Traffic Control, weight & balance, meteorology, Federal Aviation Regulations, aeronautical charts, radio navigation, flight publications, the flight computer, medical factors of flight and cross country flight. Upon graduation from ground school, the student will be prepared for the FAA written examination. The ground school/classroom training will be seven weeks to complete and will prepare you to take and pass the FAA written exam that is required.
Earning the Instrument Rating is the next step after earning the Private Pilot License (PPL). The rating allows you to fly in and around weather and is an add on to the Private Pilot and Commercial Rating. You will be qualified to fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) which gives you the capability to experience new opportunities both personally and professionally.
Flying with an Instrument Rating (IR) gives you access to an expanded route structure in which you can safely operate. You will learn how to safely fly in inclement weather and be licensed to do so. This is unlike the PPL, which operates under Visual Flight Rules (VFR).
In order to begin getting paid for your flying services you are required to have a commercial pilot certificate. An important note here: YOU MUST obtain ratings for each category and class of airplane you wish to be paid to operate.
A Multi-Engine Land (MEL) rating allows a pilot to operate as pilot-in-command of an aircraft with more than one engine.
The multi-engine land rating is an “add-on” to an existing single-engine land private, commercial, or ATP certificate. For this rating, both VFR and IFR operations will be emphasized. There are no minimum time requirements for the multi-engine land rating; however you will need an instructor endorsement for flight and ground training prior to taking the checkride. There is no written exam, only an oral exam and practical checkride are required.
While a multi-engine rating can be added to a private pilot certificate, in most cases it makes more sense to wait until a pilot has a commercial pilot certificate and instrument rating as this will save the pilot a substantial amount of money in the long run.
Multi-Engine rated pilots will experience the remarkable improvement in aircraft performance capability along with an increase in speed, power, and rate of climb. Managing the complexity and workload of a multi-engine aircraft is both exhilarating and rewarding.
The CFI initial course is a very detailed, thorough and comprehensive course requiring a continuous effort and dedication on the part of the applicant as well as the instructor. The course consists of about 50 hours of ground school, and 10-12 hours of flight training. CFI training is about being able to clearly teach aviation concepts, both on the ground and in flight. This course is not about piloting skills. At this stage it is understood that CFI applicants already hold at least a commercial pilot certificate and have already mastered the art of flying. Now it is about mastering the art of teaching aviation. This is the reason the CFI course focuses on ground training.
The ground school includes all the subject areas covered in the fundamentals of instruction and the Flight Instructor Aeronautical Knowledge. The applicant will have to spend a lot of time self-studying, and practice-teaching other students while the instructor is supervising.
When it’s time for the checkride, the applicant will have gained all the knowledge and confidence necessary to qualify as a flight instructor. The flight portion of the course includes all the private, commercial, and CFI maneuvers, while teaching from the right seat. The course also includes the required spin awareness, entry, and recovery techniques.
Must hold a Commercial Airplane license with instrument rating and 250 hours total time
Must have passed the Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) and CFI Airplane Knowledge Tests, must have a sign off on instructional proficiency in stall awareness, spin entry, spins and spin recovery and a current third class medical certificate.
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