Instructors typically meet one on one with students and work out of a specially designed syllabus with definitive, time based goals.
The entire training course (working on a "leisurely timeline" - taking work and family into consideration) involves flying one to three times a week and will typically take anywhere from four to eight months to complete depending on weather and your schedule. This more relaxed approach allows you to experience flying in different seasonal weather conditions while under the guidance of an experienced instructor.
A more aggressive timeline is also an option if you are wanting to move forward quickly.
Private Pilot Certificate is the first step to becoming a pilot. The certificate provides the foundational knowledge and skills for all future aircraft pilot training.
As a Private Pilot, you can fly an airplane day and night under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) meaning you can fly where you can see. In fact, you can even carry passengers, such as friends, family, and co-workers, but not for paid compensation or hire. A Private Pilot Certificate is your foundation course on a pathway to a pilot career.
Earning your Instrument Rating is the next logical step after earning your Private Pilot License. It qualifies the pilot to fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). Having this capability affords new opportunities personally and professionally.
Flying with an Instrument Rating (IR) expands the flight territory in which a pilot can safely operate. You will learn how to safely fly in inclement weather and be licensed to do so. The rating is supplementary to the Private Pilot and Commercial Rating.
If you want to be paid to fly in any capacity, a commercial pilot certificate is required. A pilot must obtain ratings for each category and class of airplane they wish to be paid to operate.
As a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), you will gain the qualifications to teach Private Pilot and Commercial Single-Engine students. These individuals are the basis of the training, providing a pathway to get their goal hours, and earn an income at the same time.
Since there is no minimum hours requirement, part-time students working or enrolled in school may find that their CFI takes 12 weeks to finish based on an estimated three activities per week.
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