The adventure of flying begins with your private pilot’s certificate. With this license you can venture out into the world of aviation. Whether you plan to fly for fun, give rides to friends and family, provide yourself with transportation, or simply build time and experience for future ratings, it all begins with the private certificate.
While achieving the private certificate, you will receive instruction in the basic operations of an airplane. Although some people try to finish much of the ground training before they start flying, we feel that the best approach is to integrate the ground training with the flight training. You will be in the cockpit from day one getting hands-on practical experience. Ground training will cover diverse topics such as airport operations, radio procedures, weather, navigation, and more.
The first major goal for you is to fly the airplane solo. During your solo flight training you will learn manueuvres such as emergency procedures and takeoffs and landings, as well as how to operate safely at a tower-controlled air port. The first solo flight is an experience that is never forgotten. After solo, you will move onto more advanced lessons covering areas such as night and cross-country flying.