FAQS About Flight Training

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Yes. We offer a $99 introductory flight to allow you to experience a lesson with an FAA-certified flight instructor. You will actually get to fly the airplane. It includes approximately 30 minutes of aircraft time.

That depends on how often you can fly. Typically, if a student studies and schedules an average of 2 lessons each week, training can be completed in 4-6 months. While some students take one lesson a week, others my desire an accelerated course and fly several times per week. In any case, we will tailor the program to fit your needs. It just depends on your schedule and goals

Yes. While you can take flying lessons at any age, a student pilot must be 16 years old to solo and 17 years old to be eligible for the Private Pilot Certificate. Otherwise, there are no other age requirements.

Yes. During periods of low visibility, low clouds, rain, snow, ect., instructors will conduct ground lessons with their students. If no ground instruction is necessary that day, the instructor will reschedule the lesson with the student.

You will be assigned a primary instructor who will be responsible for your training program. Occasionally, your instructor may schedule a lesson with another instructor to obtain their objective perspective of your progress. These are called “stage checks” and can be helpful during the training process.

Yes. A student pilot, to be eligible to solo, must obtain a medical certificate by undergoing a physical from FAA-designated physician certified to issue them. If you are in good health, obtaining a medical is not difficult, and it’s fine if you wear glasses or contacts.

Simply call our flight school at (501) 975-9330 or email learntofly@central.aero to set up an appointment to meet with a flight instructor, discuss your aviation goals, and schedule your first lesson.

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