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Preparation For Your Solo Flight and Successful Flight Training Tips

Preparation For Your Solo Flight and Successful Flight Training Tips

FAA General Prerequisites to Solo
  • Obtain third class medical certificate/student pilot certificate.
  • Be at least 16 years of age (to solo).
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.
First Solo Requirements

According to the FAR, in order to solo, there are two basic requirements: The student must first have a Student Pilot Certificate, which is normally issued by an FAA Medical Examiner together with a Third Class Medical Certificate. While a student pilot may begin his training prior to obtaining this certificate, he/she must have it before the first solo flight. The second requirement is that the student’s instructor must authorize solo flight by making an endorsement in the student’s logbook.

There are a number of guidelines set forth to help the instructor evaluate a student’s readiness to solo, including knowledge requirements (which may be tested orally or by a written test), and the demonstrated ability to perform certain maneuvers, but in the end the determination rests with the instructor.

Factors That Contribute To Successful Flight Training and Learning Experience

Time of year

Summer flying gives longer days but does not provide the most desirable range of experience. Aircraft are more available in the late autumn and winter. Darkness in early morning and early evening is a problem. Learning to fly during the worst weather periods is the best way to maintain your attention to the vagaries that affect flying. Learn in the fall or winter; enjoy in the summer.

Finances

It is a good idea not to begin flying until money is set aside just for flying. The first twenty hours of learning to fly will be the most concentrated cash-outflow you will face unless you buy an airplane.

Weight

If our weight requires the use of a larger aircraft such as a Piper Pa28 or Cessna C172 the cost per flight hour will be more. The increased cost is somewhat offset by the time saved meeting cross-country requirements and en-route time to local airports.

Ground School

There is no reason that a person should not be able to self-study ground school with about 3-5 hours of tutoring.

Preparation

Don’t fly if you are not prepared for a lesson. You will get the most bang for your bucks by being prepared. Even the best instruction cannot fully compensate for lack of preparation.

Commitment to Flying

You must be able to give priority to the time and energy required for learning to fly. If you can’t or won’t establish the priority, don’t start. You must keep ahead of the flight program with your reading and preparation. You must not allow money to become a detriment to your commitment. Flying is not cheap and will not become any less expensive as you continue.

  • Your life ambition must be to become an old pilot.
  • Being a pilot is a state of mind; a personality. A pilot’s attitude, not just experience makes for excellence. Excellence is a quality standard in flying sought but not often achieved. Desire must be there but unless it is accompanied by application there will be no progress.
  • The good pilot is able resist the temptation to do something unsafe, illegal, or stupid. The temptations will always exist.
  • A good pilot will not fly in aircraft or conditions beyond his capability or certification.
  • A good pilot is always a student, striving to make every manoeuvre a bit more precise than the one before.
  • A good pilot knows his equipment, its limitations and how to handle its malfunctions.
  • ATC can determine much about a pilot by how well he utilizes the system and the required communications. Always admit when you have a problem.
  • A requirement of being a pilot is in knowing the rules that apply to your rating, your responsibilities, and the flight involved.
  • An instructor can only show you the way to the required learning. It is your responsibility to know what you need to know and to confirm that you get it. This is the most difficult area of student responsibility. Flying the plane is a relatively minor part of what you need to know.
  • The best time to get involved in an activity is before interest in it peaks.
  • Being a pilot is a state of mind; a personality. A pilot’s attitude, makes for excellence. Excellence is a quality standard in flying sought but not often achieved. Desire must be there but unless it is accompanied by application there will be no progress.(Source). 
Flight School and Flight Training Programs

For more than 27 years Aviator has been the leader in multi-engine flight training. We have provided over 5000 professional pilots to the airline industry, both nationally and worldwide, through our Professional Pilot Flight Training Programs. Our FAA-certified Part 141 approved flight programs provide students with the skills and experience demanded by today’s commercial aviation industry. Aviator is accredited by the ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).

Our Professional Pilot Program is set in a flight training, structured environment to ensure the student receives the knowledge that is required to be a professional pilot. This program is from 0 hours to over 250 hours, of which 200 hours will be multi-engine time. The program includes Private Pilot Single Engine through the Multi-Engine Flight Instructor Certificate. Cross Country flying is coast-to-coast, if desired.

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