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Why Do Flight Training in Florida

Why Do Flight Training in FloridaContact Aviator The national average for earning PPL (private pilot license) is 60-75 hours. The number of flight training hours does heavily depend on your ability and flying frequency. Even though ability and skills are taught in flight school, acquiring them truly depends on your commitment. Flying frequency on the other hand depends on the weather so choosing location of your school is a very important factor.

Florida is a great place to earn your wings. The weather stays warm through out the year, almost all 365 days! The moderate and mild climate makes flight training a pleasure. The good weather allows you to log more flying hours faster, get your degree quicker and be on the way sooner to your new aviation career.

In addition to location, there are other factors to look for when choosing a flight school for your flight training.

Flight schools come in two flavors, Part 61 and Part 141, which refer to the parts of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) under which they operate. The most common and least important distinction between them is the minimum flight time required for the private certificate — 40 hours under Part 61, and 35 hours under Part 141.

What differentiates the two is structure and accountability. Part 141 schools are periodically audited by the FAA and must have detailed, FAA-approved course outlines and meet student performance rates. Part 61 schools don’t have the same paperwork and accountability requirements.

Learning under Part 61 rules can often give students the flexibility to rearrange lesson content and sequence to meet their needs, which can be of benefit to part-time students. Many Part 141 schools also train students under Part 61 rules.

Which type of school is best for you depends on your needs, available time, and other factors, such as veteran’s benefit eligibility (only Part 141 schools can qualify for VA-reimbursed training) and location. When it comes to the FAA checkride, which is the same for all, it doesn’t matter where you learned to fly, only how well — including your understanding of aviation academic material.

In addition to Part 61 and Part 141 type of flight schools, there is a third category that bears serious consideration by prospective pilots, particularly those planning a professional piloting career. That category is Nationally Accredited Training Institutions. Accredited flight schools must meet rigid standards of accountability for virtually every area of operation and must apply to an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. When you are reviewing flight school websites, please look for the information that lists school’s accreditation information.

Since Florida offers the ultimate weather for flight training it attracts some of the top flight instructors in the country. Training under the best instructors will help you learn faster, give you credibility, and you will learn things you might not learn with other instructors.

Your primary instructor should be at least a certificated flight instructor (CFI). Ensure that your instrument instructor has an instrument instructor rating (CFII). Instrument training received from a non-rated instructor can cause problems when it comes to meeting FAA requirements.

The best way to research a flight school is to schedule a tour. Come prepared, have your checklist and questions ready. When you do a tour, speak with attending flight school students and inquire about their experience. Also important is to meet flight instructors so you will have first hand knowledge of what to expect.

As a pilot, you will always remember your 1st solo flight experience and the plane used. Make sure the investment you make with flight school is the right one. Meet with flight instructors and ask them about the existing flight training fleet.

Aviator College- FAA Approved and Nationally Accredited Flight Training in Florida

For more than 31 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.

When you choose Aviator, all flight training is logged in aircraft. Our Flight Training Devices (FTDs) are used for ground training purposes only. NO FTDs (SIMULATORS) ARE USED FOR FLIGHT TIME TOWARDS YOUR RATINGS!

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