Get Your Wings

After you have taken you introductory flight it is time to move to the front seat where you will have more control and a better view of the aircraft instruments. Now you are really on you way to become an FAA licensed pilot.

 It is recommended that student pilots schedule their lessons early morning or late afternoon to take advantage of the calmest flying conditions. 

At Air America we are training pilots to the Sport Pilot standards -- minimum 15 hours dual and 5 hours supervised solo. All pilots will be trained to FAA Practical Flight Test standards using ASA/ Adventure Productions training materials we will also direct and help you through your self-paced ground school studies to meet FAA written / practical test requirements. 

FAR Part 103 Ultralight students are trained using the same system with some considerations for the basic lightweight aircraft involved.

To meet TSA requirements we will request the following:
1) Bring a photo ID (driver's license) and a passport or a Birth Certificate and a passport size photograph to prove US Citizenship as required by Transport Security Administration (TSA)
2) If you are not a US citizen and do not already have a FAA license, bring a copy of the TSA background clearance and a passport sized photograph.

This is a basic overview of our training syllabus:

Introduction

  • Introductory flight (optional)
  • Course Overview

Phase One -- Basic Airwork Lessons

  1. Level Flight and Shallow Turns
  2. Airspeed/Altitude Control and Steeper Turns
  3. Normal Takeoffs, Climbs, and Descents

Phase Two -- Advanced Airwork Lessons

  1. Min/Max Controllable Airspeeds and Stalls
  2. Emergency Procedures and Spirals
  3. Ground Reference Maneuvers

Phase Three -- Traffic Pattern Lessons

  1. Stabilized Approaches and Airport Operations
  2. Normal Landings
  3. Crosswind Takoffs and Landings
  4. Takeoffs and Landings in Turbulence

Phase Four -- Solo Flight Lessons

  1. First Solo Flight
  2. Supervised Solos

Phase Five -- Cross Country

  1. Dual Cross Country
  2. Supervised Solo Cross Country
  • Self Study Topics (We will recommended Sport Pilot materials to study):

1.     Sectional Charts

2.     Airspace and Weather Minimums

3.     Communications

4.     Flight Operations

5.     Weather

6.     Federal Aviation Regulations

7.     Cross-Country Planning

8.     Aircraft Performance

  • Instructor Led Topics (we will do these together during or between flight lessons):

9.     Sectional Charts & Cross Country Planning

10.   Radio Procedures

11.    Airport Operations

12.  Flight Preparations (NOTAMS, TFR's, FSS Briefings and Local Restrictions)

13.  Wake Turbulence Avoidance, Emergency Procedures, Go-Arounds and Windshear Avoidence

12.   Aircraft assembly, disassembly, tie-down, and storage

13.   Examinations (Pre-Solo and PTS Prep)