1. REVIEW OUR WEBSITE
2. CHOOSE A GROUND SCHOOL PROGRAM
SELF-STUDY GROUND SCHOOL RECOMMENDATIONS:
Please visit the above websites for samples of how the information is presented. Most vendors have a money back return policy, if you decide you don’t like the teaching style. MzeroA is my favorite.
3. LEARN ALL ABOUT THE KITFOX
Buy the “Kitfox Pilot Guide” from Kitfox Aircraft
History and information on all Kitfox models. Great for those new to Kitfox. Covers limitations, emergency procedures, normal operation, performance, weight & balance, etc. $23.95
To order: Request Part #9051-SS via the contact form found here.
Review Kitfox Aircraft website
Become a forum member of Team Kitfox
Watch Trent Palmer’s Youtube channel (advanced Kitfox flying)
4. LEARN ALL ABOUT TAILWHEEL AIRCRAFT
5. START GROUND SCHOOL FIRST
Plan an equal time expenditure, if not more (as compared to the flight training portion) to study and absorb ground schooling = your knowledge base.
Expect 30-45 days, 50-75 hours.
We suggest never letting the flying lessons get ahead of the Knowledge base studies.
6. HAVE PROOF OF US CITIZENSHIP
Easiest proof of citizenship is a valid passport.
If a citizen of another country, please follow the guidelines to apply through TSA:
7. FAA TEST PREP
Once ground schooling is complete – then study in preparation to take the FAA written test. Additional test study guides may be available through the ground schooling program you chose.
Don’t be in a rush to take the test. The better the grade – the less the examiner may investigate your deficiencies during the Oral portion of the final check ride.
Company policy: We do not accept reservations for training until the ground schooling is complete and the written test is passed @ 90% or better.
Computerized testing centers are available around the country.
8. CREATE AN ONLINE ACCOUNT
Create a log-in to FAA.gov
Access IACRA and apply for a student pilot license.
Company Policy: You must have a student pilot license. We require it before holding a reservation on our training schedule – no surprises when answering the FAA application questions.
An abundance of additional “Learning to Fly” education exists within the FAA.gov website under the “Training & Testing” tab
9. PRIVATE VS. SPORT PILOT LICENSE?
If considering a Private Pilot license, you need a Class 3 medical exam.
Here is a web site to search for an examiner near you.
You must have a medical before solo authorization.
Company Policy: We require the 3rd class medical for Private Pilot students (or valid driver’s license for Sport Pilot). Must be valid during the duration of training.
If considering Sport Pilot, a medical is not needed, but you will be limited to Light Sport Airplanes only, Day only, and below 10,000’ in cruise. Other limitations exist.
10. CREATE THE UNINTERRUPTED TIME
Create the freedom in your work and personal schedule to allow for a 30-45 day accelerated flight training program with us (Every day, All day).
11. HAVE THE BUDGET
$13,000 – $20,000 – which is dependent on:
The thoroughness of your preparatory ground schooling,
The speed in which one gains new skills – everyone is different,
The Private versus Sport Pilot license training requirements.
An every day, all day immersion program is the most efficient method to progress in the shortest period of time = least cost.
12. SCHEDULE FLIGHT TRAINING WITH US
Upon completing the above requirements contact us with some 30-45 day date options – or 3-4 blocks of 10-14 days.
Based on our demand, anticipate up to a 2-3 month delay for a start date. We do offer 30-45 day accelerated training to a license – during our unpredictable winter weather – December through February
13. PLAN YOUR TRIP
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Flight Training Magazine (free to students)
AOPA Weekly Newsletters (suggest the flight training edition)
EAA’s informational web site on the Sport Pilot/Light Sport community