Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? We've got you covered.

What is an Intro Flight?


It is a short flight to see if you like the flying experience. An instructor takes you up and lets you fly the plane. He / She explains what to do and what will happen. It is meant to be a fun experience. To schedule an Intro flight, call to book your date and time. If you want to take someone with you, it is possible depending upon the plane's weight limitations. Just tell us what you want to do, and we can help you figure out the best option.




I don’t know how to get started. What do I do to enroll at Red Arrow?


Enrollment is very easy. You can start the process from your home, fill out our application, then email all the required material. If you are in the area and want to stop by, you need to bring your proper identification (driver's license or other photo ID) and proof of citizenship (passport or birth certificate). When you arrive at the office, the front desk customer service representative will have you fill out some paperwork to put you into our online system. Then it's just a matter of getting your kit so you may begin your home online training program. Once you complete all your paperwork, we can set you up with an instructor who will guide you through the rest of the program.




I am interested in using my VA Benefits directly with Red Arrow. Can I do that?


We are currently in the process of getting all the certification requirements to receive VA Benefits




Can I only fly during office hours?


No. Flight instructors and rental pilots can fly anytime. You need to schedule through our dispatch to find a schedule that suits your needs.




Will Red Arrow hire me as a flight instructor once I complete all my training?


Yes, we are always looking for flight instructors. And who best to teach new students than instructors that Red Arrow has trained.




When is the business office open?


Our office is open seven days/week. Mondays-Sundays 7:30 am – 1:00 pm; Saturdays & Sundays 7:30 am – 1:00 pm. All flights are scheduled through dispatch or our scheduling system outside office hours.




Does Red Arrow require a down payment and for students to sign contracts for training?


No, you pay as you go. Red Arrow wants students to stay with us because they want to be here, not because of a binding contract.




How Much Does it Cost to Become a Pilot?


Your Private Pilot License, the first license you need to start flying, can cost between $15,000 and $18,000. To become a professional pilot and get paid to fly, you need to become a commercial pilot. The commercial pilot license costs approximately $84,000 when starting with no previous experience or $67,000 when starting with a private pilot certificate.