Private Pilot License, Flight Test Requirements

April 4, 2010

This article will tie all of the Student Pilot /Pre-Solo and Post Solo Requirements together. In order to be eligible for the Private Pilot License Practical test, you have to have everything that I have listed so far DOCUMENTED in your logbook I go more in detail in my book but I will get you up to speed on this.Now I will explain the requirements for you to be eligible for your Private Pilot Practical Test. All of the Previous requirements have to be completed for the student solo and the student solo cross countries.Now this is where the requirements that usually show up on the internet come from. This is only the aeronautical experience regulation. This is the regulation that most flight schools make their cost estimates from and where most people who have nothing to do with aviation write their articles from.(a) For an airplane single-engine rating. Except as provided in paragraph (k) of this section, a person who applies for a private pilot certificate with an airplane category and single-engine class rating must log at least 40 hours of flight time that includes at least 20 hours of flight training from an authorized instructor and 10 hours of solo flight training in the areas of operation listed in §61.107(b)(1) of this part, and the training must include at least-(1) 3 hours of cross-country flight training in a single-engine airplane;(2) Except as provided in §61.110 of this part, 3 hours of night flight training in a single-engine airplane that includes-(i) One cross-country flight of over 100 nautical miles total distance; and(ii) 10 takeoffs and 10 landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport.(3) 3 hours of flight training in a single-engine airplane on the control and maneuvering of an airplane solely by reference to instruments, including straight and level flight, constant airspeed climbs and descents, turns to a heading, recovery from unusual flight attitudes, radio communications, and the use of navigation systems/facilities and radar services appropriate to instrument flight;(4) 3 hours of flight training in preparation for the practical test in a single-engine airplane, which must have been performed within 60 days preceding the date of the test; and(5) 10 hours of solo flight time in a single-engine airplane, consisting of at least-(i) 5 hours of solo cross-country time;(ii) One solo cross-country flight of at least 150 nautical miles total distance, with full-stop landings at a minimum of three points, and one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of at least 50 nautical miles between the takeoff and landing locations; and(iii) Three takeoffs and three landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower.Then there is the other eligibility regulation for the Private Pilot License Flight Test:(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, to be eligible for a practical test for a certificate or rating issued under this part, an applicant must:(1) Pass the required knowledge test within the 24-calendar-month period preceding the month the applicant completes the practical test, if a knowledge test is required;(2) Present the knowledge test report at the time of application for the practical test, if a knowledge test is required;(3) Have satisfactorily accomplished the required training and obtained the aeronautical experience prescribed by this part for the certificate or rating sought;(4) Hold at least a current third-class medical certificate, if a medical certificate is required;(5) Meet the prescribed age requirement of this part for the issuance of the certificate or rating sought;(6) Have an endorsement, if required by this part, in the applicant’s logbook or training record that has been signed by an authorized instructor who certifies that the applicant-(i) Has received and logged training time within 60 days preceding the date of application in preparation for the practical test;(ii) Is prepared for the required practical test; and(iii) Has demonstrated satisfactory knowledge of the subject areas in which the applicant was deficient on the airman knowledge test; and(7) Have a completed and signed application form.There is also the ground instruction requirements. Lately the FAA has been getting very tough on this. There have been many cases where students have been signed off for flight tests and the instructor never did any ground instruction with them.. You want to remember that your instructor needs to have this documented for you to be eligible for the flight test.Personally I make up one sheet with all the flight training and all the ground training and sign it at the bottom. This way I have a complete record and the examiner can plainly see every subject area.Within these three regulations are all of the others listed in the student pilot requirements and the student pilot pre solo cross country requirements. Most people don’t have a clue about all of this. And once you have started on the wrong track on your Pilot Training, it can become a very expensive venture.This was the main reason that I ended up Writing “Airfreddy’s Guide on Learning To Fly”. This happens all of the time all over the country. I can’t tell you how many emails I get from people who are frustrated at the entire process. If they had planned and researched ahead of time, they would have gotten done in a realistic budget and on a realistic schedule.Getting your Private Pilot License and Learning to Fly can be a great experience, but if you don’t understand that every time to delay, switch instructors, schools or wait to get your written test done. You will get more and more frustrated and I see it ALL THE TIME.Your goal is to become a safe and proficient pilot on a realistic budget. Planning this process out is the most important thing you can do. You don’t want to jump and and then find you are on the wrong track.Hope To See You In The SkyAirfreddy

Pilot Training Requirements and Types

March 31, 2010

Pilot training is a must after graduating from a pilot school. It also has a lot of training system one can choose from. Thus, there are also certain requirements which students should comply with in order to stay in various pilot training programs.
Pilot training requires a maximum of 45 hours training experience in order to be a Licensed Pilot. Private pilots are required to complete three perfect landings and three takeoffs in a span of 90 days in order to carry passengers. The national average that is required for every trainee is about 65 hours. There is leadership and command training for pilots.
Listed are the basic requirements in order to obtain a Private Pilot License.
? Must be at least 17 and above year of age.
? Able to understand the English language, write, speak and read.
? At least has 40 hours flight training.
? Passed the knowledge test.
? Obtained the pilot medical certificate.
? Completed 20 hours of SOLO flight training.
? Passed the Practical Test of flight test and oral examination.
Types of pilot training
? Alternate Recurrent Pilot Training: This pilot training is topic-based and a traditional recurrent preparation. The pilot must qualify for a pilot-in-command proficiency and for the second-in-command check. Alternative recurrent pilot training has three types such as Crew resource management, high altitude flight as well as international flight. The Crew Resource management teaches the pilot the exact usage of the minimum equipments. The rule of a High altitude flight is to examine the result of the highest altitude flight in the aircraft body. International Pilot Flight reviews the international procedure, ATC, /FR and ICAO weather.
? Accelerated flight school and flight training: This training program offers the best and strictly advanced aircraft training, best accelerated pilot training in the industry. It has certified trained instructors that teach the pilots. It is located in Florida Airlines, Kissimmee, and Orlando.
? Regional Airline academy: This pilot school offers airline pilot discussions, pilot flight trainings. It also gives job placements after completing the flight or pilot training. The academy also has a financial help service for trainees so that they may enroll in the program.
? Advanced flight pilot training: This training school had specialist instructors that are based along the Coast airport, Australia airport as well as Queensland. It also offers the highest quality of ATPL airlines transport for pilot licenses. It even offers full-time courses such as airplane pilot training and helicopter pilot training.
? Hamilton pilot training system: It has a comprehensive system for learning in passing certain flight test. The school simply progresses in learning because of their materials that are passed in sequential and logical order.
? Professional Pilot Training: The objective of professional pilot training is to educate and train finished flight pilots because they have superb manipulative skills and an in depth understanding of the theory. This pilot training program offers personalized preparation or training for little classes of airline cadets. Professional pilot training uses a (CBT) Competency Based Training system that uses the very skill assessment guidelines which are based on pilot skill development and recent aviation psychology. This pilot training facility operates on a full arena of HPT or Hawker Pilot synthetic trainers, which are considered as instruments for flying pilot training as well as procedural training. Professional pilot training has internal review trainings for its student or new pilots.
? Balloon Pilot Training: It has 8 hours flight training or preparation and 20 hours ground training. Balloon pilot training has a requirement such as pre-flight preparation, aircraft familiarization, and launching, along with inflation procedures. It also teaches how to regulate during emergencies, long distances, and high altitude landings.
? Eurocopter Pilot Training: This training program gives a closed-book examination on helicopter limitation. This training program requires a 75% or higher score before one is allowed to enroll. This pilot training program also teaches Emergency procedures, aircraft systems, balance and weight of the helicopters, autopilots, controls and cockpit displays plus a review of the aircraft manuals.

Pilot Training Types And Requirements

March 16, 2010

Flight schools are the places where students get the guidance of piloting by the help of certified and specialized instructors. These schools train students for the aviation industry. Students come to these schools to make their career as a pilot. Aviation is the booming sector so the flight schools are in the demand. Most of the youngsters come to these schools to convert their dreams into reality. Flight schools offer so many flights training programs to the students. Those who are new or do not have any knowledge of aviation get admission in the students pilot training. After this training students can take admission in the recreational of sport pilot training. In these training programs pilots lean to fly light aircrafts. After these training students becomes eligible to private pilot training. In the private pilot training, pilots learn some more tips of flying and get rigorous ground school training. There are so many flight schools around the word. Flight schools of USA work under the rules and regulations of Federal Aviation Administration. Some flight schools are specialized in fixed win aircraft training whereas others give the training in rotary wing aircrafts. Some specialized centers also give the training of flying helicopters. Some fight schools also offer commercial pilot training to the pilots. These schools offer these training by the help of professional and experienced pilots. These trainings are the combination of ground school training and practical classes. After this training pilots can do job as the airline pilot. But this is not the highest level of certification in the aviation industry. The highest level of certification in aviation industry is ATP certification. Flight schools offer very good facilities to the pilots during the training of aviation. There are also few schools that give the facility of pilot shop. Some schools also offer scholarship to their students and give the facility of low interest rate loans. Thus these facilities are making great help to those who were not able to pursue these courses because of the problem of fund. In the ATP training, pilots not only lean to fly the airplanes in the difficult and different conditions but also learn technicalities related to air crafts. In ATP pilot training programs, pilots get rigorous ground school training and learn by the experience of their instructors. To become the pilot in command in the airlines pilot must be certified as ATP.

Private Pilot License , Pre Solo Flight Training Requirements

March 4, 2010

The pre solo maneuvers are the first required for your Private Pilot License. There are a number of Requirements needed before you can do your first solo. Now in many cases I will move on to the post solo requirements if someone is not quite ready to solo yet. I do this because I am not going to sit in the traffic pattern with someone for 5 extra flights to get their landings down. The lightbulb will come on and my goal is to have you licensed and a safe / proficient pilot by the time of your flight test. Also I want you to be in your budget.Many instructors and schools will not move forward until you have solo’ed I think this is a complete waste of money. For this reason some people may say that the pre solo phase is the most expensive. When I see someone who has 40 hours, hasn’t soloed and on top of that has not done the cross countries, soft field / shortfield takeoffs and landings, night or simulated instrument time, the only thing I can think of is that poor student got ripped off.The main reason people don’t solo is they don’t have their landings down. So why wouldn’t the instructor move ahead. You have to do Soft Field / Short Field Takeoffs and Landings, 10 Night takeoffs and Landings, Dual Cross Countries ( Yes More Landings). This is usually plenty of time for the Landing ( Lightbulb) To come on.Here I have listed the Pre Solo Requirements for you. Remember there are two parts Aeronautical Knowledge and Aeronautical Experience.(a) General. A student pilot may not operate an aircraft in solo flight unless that student has met the requirements of this section.(b) Aeronautical knowledge. A student pilot must demonstrate satisfactory aeronautical knowledge on a knowledge test that meets the requirements of this paragraph:(1) The test must address the student pilot’s knowledge of-(i) Applicable sections of parts 61 and 91 of this chapter; (FAR”S )(ii) Airspace rules and procedures for the airport where the solo flight will be performed; and(iii) Flight characteristics and operational limitations for the make and model of aircraft to be flown.(2) The student’s authorized instructor must-(i) Administer the test; and(ii) At the conclusion of the test, review all incorrect answers with the student before authorizing that student to conduct a solo flight.(c) Pre-solo flight training. Prior to conducting a solo flight, a student pilot must have:(1) Received and logged flight training for the maneuvers and procedures of this section that are appropriate to the make and model of aircraft to be flown; and(2) Demonstrated satisfactory proficiency and safety, as judged by an authorized instructor, on the maneuvers and procedures required by this section in the make and model of aircraft or similar make and model of aircraft to be flown.(d) Maneuvers and procedures for pre-solo flight training in a single-engine airplane. A student pilot who is receiving training for a single-engine airplane rating or privileges must receive and log flight training for the following maneuvers and procedures:(1) Proper flight preparation procedures, including preflight planning and preparation, powerplant operation, and aircraft systems;(2) Taxiing or surface operations, including runups;(3) Takeoffs and landings, including normal and crosswind;(4) Straight and level flight, and turns in both directions;(5) Climbs and climbing turns;(6) Airport traffic patterns, including entry and departure procedures;(7) Collision avoidance, windshear avoidance, and wake turbulence avoidance;(8) Descents, with and without turns, using high and low drag configurations;(9) Flight at various airspeeds from cruise to slow flight;(10) Stall entries from various flight attitudes and power combinations with recovery initiated at the first indication of a stall, and recovery from a full stall;(11) Emergency procedures and equipment malfunctions;(12) Ground reference maneuvers;(13) Approaches to a landing area with simulated engine malfunctions;(14) Slips to a landing; and(15) Go-arounds.All of the above areas need to be covered and Documented in Your Logbook. And it needs to be signed off by a Certified Flight Instructor. Yes I have seen people that have gone up with their friends, and their friends have signed their logbooks. These areas can only be given by a Certified Flight Instructor ( CFI)Hope to See You In the SkyAirfreddy

Private Pilot License, Post Solo Flight Training Requirements

March 3, 2010

After you solo or have completed the solo requirements, your instructor should move you ahead to the next phase of training even if you are not quite ready to solo. Like I have said before many flight schools and instructors will not move you forward until you have solo’ed.I personally move everyone forwards since the goal is to get you licensed on a budget without loosing quality of flight training.Here are the Post Solo Requirements for your Private Pilot License Training. Once again they start off general and get more specific.(a) General. (1) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, a student pilot must meet the requirements of this section before-(i) Conducting a solo cross-country flight, or any flight greater than 25 nautical miles from the airport from where the flight originated.(ii) Making a solo flight and landing at any location other than the airport of origination.(2) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, a student pilot who seeks solo cross-country flight privileges must:(i) Have received flight training from an instructor authorized to provide flight training on the maneuvers and procedures of this section that are appropriate to the make and model of aircraft for which solo cross-country privileges are sought;(ii) Have demonstrated cross-country proficiency on the appropriate maneuvers and procedures of this section to an authorized instructor;(iii) Have satisfactorily accomplished the pre-solo flight maneuvers and procedures required by §61.87( The Pre Solo requirements ) of this part in the make and model of aircraft or similar make and model of aircraft for which solo cross-country privileges are sought; and(iv) Comply with any limitations included in the authorized instructor’s endorsement that are required by paragraph (c) of this section.This is once again a general requirement for Student Pilot Solo Cross Countries. Now I will dig into them a little more and you find the following.(3) A student pilot who seeks solo cross-country flight privileges must have received ground and flight training from an authorized instructor on the cross-country maneuvers and procedures listed in this section that are appropriate to the aircraft to be flown.There is a lot more in this regulation. But the important part for this discussion is what is required for you to be eligible for Solo Cross Countries: As you move down this regulation you find the following:(e) Maneuvers and procedures for cross-country flight training in a single-engine airplane. A student pilot who is receiving training for cross-country flight in a single-engine airplane must receive and log flight training in the following maneuvers and procedures:(1) Use of aeronautical charts for VFR navigation using pilotage and dead reckoning with the aid of a magnetic compass;(2) Use of aircraft performance charts pertaining to cross-country flight;(3) Procurement and analysis of aeronautical weather reports andforecasts, including recognition of critical weather situations and estimating visibility while in flight;(4) Emergency procedures;(5) Traffic pattern procedures that include area departure, area arrival, entry into the traffic pattern, and approach;(6) Procedures and operating practices for collision avoidance, wake turbulence precautions, and windshear avoidance;(7) Recognition, avoidance, and operational restrictions of hazardous terrain features in the geographical area where the cross-country flight will be flown;(8) Procedures for operating the instruments and equipment installed in the aircraft to be flown, including recognition and use of the proper operational procedures and indications;(9) Use of radios for VFR navigation and two-way communications;(10) Takeoff, approach, and landing procedures, including short-field, soft-field, and crosswind takeoffs, approaches, and landings;(11) Climbs at best angle and best rate; and(12) Control and maneuvering solely by reference to flight instruments, including straight and level flight, turns, descents, climbs, use of radio aids, and ATC directives.Notice there are no hour requirements in this regulation. All of these areas need to be in your logbook but the hour requirements only come into play in the general requirements.Hope to See You In the SkyAirfreddy

Az Storage Facilities ? Fulfill Storage Requirements

February 21, 2010

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