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INSTRUMENT RATING COURSE

PRIVATE PILOT LICENSE

COMMERCIAL PILOT COURSE

CPL

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LEARN TO FLY A CESNA 172

To be eligible to learn to fly you must meet certain requirements. Here are the basics:

  • Must be at least 16 to get a student certificate. The student certificate is required to do any solo flight.

  • Must be at least 17 to take the practical test

  • Must be able to read and write fluently in the English language

  • Must receive a knowledge test endorsement from an authorized instructor

  • Must pass the written test with 70% or higher
     

On top of this, there are flight experience requirements. At a minimum these are:

  • 40 hours of total flight time. This is time logged in your logbook and signed off by an instructor

  • 20 hours of flight time logged with a Certified Flight Instructor. Including:

    • 3 hours cross country time

    • 3 hours night time with 1 night cross country over 100 miles.

    • 10 take-offs and landings to a full stop

    • 3 hours of flight by reference to the instrument panel

    • 3 hours of flight training within 60 days of the practical test

  • 10 hours of solo time. Including:

    • 5 hours solo cross country

    • 1 solo cross country over 150 miles total distance including landings at 3 different points.
       

While this is a lot of information, the instructors at Del Sol Aviation have a proven syllabus that they follow to ensure that you meet all of these requirements as well as feel fully prepared to take your written, knowledge and practical tests.

It is important to note that while the above requirements are minimums as listed by the FAA, many students will have more time logged before they are ready to complete the practical test. This is normal and nothing to be worried about.

To be eligible for this rating you must meet certain requirements. Here are the basics:

  • Hold at least a current private pilot certificate

  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.

  • Receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor or accomplish a home-study course of training.

  • Receive a logbook or training record endorsement from an authorized instructor certifying that the person is prepared to take the required knowledge test as well as the required practical test;

On top of this, there are flight experience requirements. At a minimum these are:

  • Aeronautical experience for the instrument-airplane rating. A person who applies for an instrument-airplane rating must have logged:

  • 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command, of which 10 hours must have been in an airplane

  • Forty hours of actual or simulated instrument time of which 15 hours must have been received from an authorized instructor who holds an instrument-airplane rating, and the instrument time includes:

  • (i) Three hours of instrument flight training from an authorized instructor in an airplane that is appropriate to the instrument-airplane rating within 2 calendar months before the date of the practical test; and

  • (ii) Instrument flight training on cross country flight procedures, including one cross country flight in an airplane with an authorized instructor, that is performed under instrument flight rules, when a flight plan has been filed with an air traffic control facility, and that involves (A) A flight of 250 nautical miles along airways or by directed routing from an air traffic control facility; (B) An instrument approach at each airport; and (C) Three different kinds of approaches with the use of navigation systems.

To be eligible for your CPL you must meet certain requirements. Here are the basics:

  • Hold at least a private pilot certificate.

  • Be at least 18 years of age.

  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.

  • Receive a logbook endorsement from an authorized instructor to take the written and practical exams.

On top of this, there are flight experience requirements. At a minimum these are:

  • 100 hours in powered aircraft, of which 50 hours must be in airplanes.

  • 100 hours of pilot-in-command flight time.

  • 50 hours in airplanes.

  • 50 hours in cross-country flight of which at least 10 hours must be in airplanes.

  • Ten hours of instrument training using a view-limiting device including attitude instrument flying, partial panel skills, recovery from unusual flight attitudes, and intercepting and tracking navigational systems. Five hours of the 10 hours required on instrument training must be in a single engine airplane.

  • 10 hours of training in a complex airplane, a turbine-powered airplane, or a technically advanced airplane.

  • One 2-hour cross country flight in a single engine airplane in daytime conditions that consists of a total straight-line distance of more than 100 nautical miles from the original point of departure.

  • One 2-hour cross country flight in a single engine airplane in nighttime conditions that consists of a total straight-line distance of more than 100 nautical miles from the original point of departure.

  • Three hours in a single-engine airplane with an authorized instructor in preparation for the practical test within the preceding 2 calendar months from the month of the test.

  • Ten hours of solo flight time in a single engine airplane or 10 hours of flight time performing the duties of pilot in command in a single engine airplane with an authorized instructor on board.

  • One cross-country flight of not less than 300 nautical miles total distance, with landings at a minimum of three points, one of which is a straight-line distance of at least 250 nautical miles from the original departure point.

  • 5 hours in night VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs and 10 landings (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower.

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Del Sol Aviation (DSA) offers a cost-effective ME training program for aspiring airline, corporate, and instructor pilots.  EAS has established a strong record of success in general aviation and rotor-to-fixed wing (RTF) transition programs.  EAS active duty student pilots and airline RTF candidates routinely finish ahead of schedule and under budget.  EAS current first-time FAA ME pass rate is100%.  That includes multi, commercial multi, and multi engine instructor check rides.

EAS candidates take advantage of year round VFR flight conditions coupled with financial assistance programs for both general aviation and RTF candidates to provide rapid progress with high potentially for reduced cost.  Professional development programs are currently available with various commercial companies including Trans State Airlines, Silver Airways, Sierra West Airlines and Ameriflight.

EAS provides a complete ME commercial, or an effective and fast-paced rotor-to-fixed wing, program for the potential to achieve rapid career progress for general aviation or military professional pilots.

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