Recreational Flight Ratings
Earning your pilot certificate is a truly incredible achievement! It affords you the ability to travel anywhere you choose with the freedom to pick up and go on your schedule. In addition to the personal fulfillment you're sure to experience while flying, you will be joining an elite group of individuals with a rather exceptional skill.
Private pilot training with flyGATEWAY is carefully designed to be respective of both time and budget. Working together in a classroom environment for ground school, and then individually with instructors for both simulator and flight lessons helps you develop collective learning with your classmates and gives you the opportunity to ask the important questions in a deeper classroom setting. You also know what to expect each day of training and will be well equipped ahead of time.
PRIVATE PILOT TRAINING CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING FAA REQUIREMENTS:
FLIGHT TIME: 40 HRS tOTAL FLYING TIME
CROSS-COUNTRY TIME: 5 HOURS SOLO CROSS COUNTRY
SOLO/PIC TIME: 10 HRS
PASS FAA KNOWLEDGE EXAM
PASS FAA CHECKRIDE
When you complete your Private Pilot course at flyGATEWAY, you will be confident and ready to advance to the next rating, should you want to become more proficient independently or elevate yourself into a career pilot. Your Private Pilot Certificate allows you to fly in Visual Flight Rule (VFR) conditions, which is the absence of clouds and other meteorological disturbances. In order to fly an aircraft in adverse weather, your Private Pilot Certificate will not be enough. You must have your Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) rating to be Pilot in Command during non-VFR flight conditions.
The IFR flight rating will enable you to fly the aircraft with little to no visibility, which is an airline industry standard. You will learn to correctly perform holding patterns and accurate instrument approaches using full and partial panel techniques. You will practice IFR cross-country procedures and master navigational systems. Our Cirrus aircraft include more modern features such as; Multiple Moving Map Displays, Terrain and Traffic Warning Systems and XM weather which will put you ahead of the curve. After earning your IFR Certificate, you will have the skill to fly in clear or cloudy skies. You will also then be eligible to train for your Commercial Pilot Certificate.
IFR REQUIREMENTS ARE:
FLIGHT TIME: 40 HRS tOTAL INSTRUMENT FLYING TIME
PIC CROSS-COUNTRY TIME: 50 HRS
PASS INSTRUMENT WRITTEN
PASS FAA CHECKRIDE
Our 3 Part 141 flight academy locations on the East Coast offer programs specifically tailored to your needs, with top partnerships. We currently offer flight training at all three of our locations.
flyGATEWAY serves as the region’s leading training provider for technologically advanced aircraft (TAA). We operate as the largest Cirrus Service Center on the East Coast and serve as part of Cirrus’ global network of Cirrus Training Centers (CTCs), which means that our team of expert instructors has been personally trained and evaluated by the specialists at Cirrus Aircraft headquarters. You will receive cost-effective, first class training in top of the line equipment. Our Cirrus training fleet features the new and advanced glass cockpits by both Garmin and Avidyne, advanced safety and aerodynamic features and, the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS™). Safety, technology, and speed make the Cirrus aircraft the best-selling general aviation aircraft in the world.
Besides the incomparable avionics technology, the Cirrus is so popular because of the airframe parachute system for safe aircraft recovery in emergency situations. You will find comfort not only in the generous legroom, but in knowing you have an amazing backup system should an emergency occur. Safety has never looked so good.