SO YOU WANT TO BE A PILOT?

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

If you always dreamed about flying, this is where you start.

Our focus is on making you a great pilot as efficiently and safely as possible.

Flight Program Application

If you are interested in enrolling in one of our flight programs, please download and fill out this application. You may bring it in to our office or email it to us at admissions@flyredarrow.com

FLIGHT TRAINING

  1. To start, everyone has to get their Private Pilots License. FAA minimum requirements for this process is 35 hours of flight training, but you should expect anywhere between 55 to 70 hours (the national average is 65 hours).

  2. To learn to fly, you need to be in the aircraft and also learn theory. The majority of the theory (or ground school) will consist of our online course, which you can do from home. The in-person training you can schedule with your instructor at your

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TIME MANAGEMENT

  1. Time-wise, if someone takes three lessons per week (each lesson takes about 2 -4 hours of your day; more information will follow), it will take about six months to get their Private Pilots License. We do offer express courses that will finish in 8 weeks or courses that can spread as long as a year and a half to complete.

  2. We understand that everybody has a very different schedule. With this in mind, we made our program adaptable to make it convenient for you to train. We are open seven days a week and are available all day for training. You can pick the time and day that works for you. We start operations at 7 am.

  3. Now that you have the necessary information, you need to ask yourself if you have the time to get your private pilot's license and have the funds required to finish.

  4. Assuming a six-month graduation period, you have to allocate 2.5 hours plus your commute time for each lesson. In addition, you should do twice as much studying at home for every hour of training that you do. Therefore, if you are doing the 6-month program, you have to allocate 22 hours of your week to flight training and or studying for your flight training.

BUDGET & FINANCIALS

  1. Though costs can be variable based on fuel prices and the total amount of hours it takes to get to get your licenses, a reasonable budget would be about $15,000 (varying as low as $10,000 or as high as $18,000).

  2. On a six-month training program, you should be able to allocate $700 to $800 per week to cover your training.

  3. There are some financing options available. We work with Pilot Finance (www.pilotfinance.com), a third-party finance company.

ARE YOU A NON-US CITIZEN?

  1. If you are not a US citizen, don’t worry; you can still get your flight training. There is just one extra step.  

  2. If you hold a visa allowing you to live in the USA legally (resident alien, H1, etc.) and do not hold a tourist visa, all you need to do is go through a TSA verification process. The process will take about two weeks—link to TSA process. 

  3. If you only have a tourist visa, it's no problem. We can help you through the process of getting a student visa so you may begin your flight training. Please follow the instructions and fill out the application found here.

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