What type of care do you need?
Staff members from each office work with you to understand your needs, so we can recommend the home care services best for you and your loved one. Before you’re matched with a caregiver, a coordinator will speak with you over the phone and meet with you in person for an in-home discussion.
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Frequently asked questions
Who can get their Private Pilot License?
You need to be at least 17 years old to get your license, but many aviators start the path much younger so they can be completely ready by the birthday. Overall health is another important factor. You should be able to pass an aviation medical exam, which is much like a highschool sports exam. If you are unsure about that aspect, you can still do an initial discovery flight, just be sure to ask your instructor where to get further guidance on the medical exam.
What does it take to be a pilot?
Generally speaking the steps to becoming a pilot are divided into two parts: ground training and flight training. These parts alternate each lesson according to the syllabus, so you can prepare well in advance of a given flight. Your instructor will be readying you to demonstrate your flight and ground knowledge to an FAA examiner who will administer what's know as a Practical Test, or the "Check Ride". In order to be eligible for the check ride you will have to show a record of your flight time, written knowledge test results, and completed the necessary ground instruction.
What does it cost?
Cost is dependent on a couple of variables.
While 40 hours is the minimum required for a private pilot license, the national average varies between 50-70 hours. Completion at closer to 40 hours is very possible with focused studying and most importantly, minimizing the time between lessons in an effort to aid in retention.
Aircraft and instructor rates. Current rental rates for training aircraft are $150 an hour. The instruction rate for primary flight or ground training is $49 an hour.
How long does training take?
Training times are usually controlled by three factors, weather, schedules, and maintenance. While some training can be completed on rainy and cloudy days, the majority of your flights will require good weather. We recomend to always push ahead on the ground lessons, so when the weather breaks you can hit the sky ahead of the curve! Our schedulers work around your availability to build the best time slots to make sure training is accomplished in a expeditious manner. And lastly, we always make sure you have safe equipment to fly. this means we have to occasionally down aircraft for inspections. We strive for fast turnarounds so you can get flying with ease! All considered, training for the private pilot licence will typically take four to six months. A shorter time between lessons shortens the training time and of course the opposite is true as well.
How do I get started?
The old addage of "try it before you buy it" definitely applies in aviation. With that in mind, we recomend that everyone try a discovery flight before starting the course. This discovery flight is an opportunity not only to see how much fun flight training can be, but also to ask further questions about costs, timelines, requirements, and anything else you may be wondering. Our discovery flights average $120-$140, and are a great for helping people decide what the next step should be. We ask that when scheduling a discovery flight a $49 deposit be made to hold the slot on schedule.