West Houston Airport Convenient to Downtown Houston, the Galleria, Memorial City, and the Energy Corridor

FLIGHT PROGRAMS

 

FLIGHT SCHOOL
PRIVATE PILOT GROUND SCHOOL
INSTRUMENT PILOT GROUND SCHOOL

 

Discovery Flights

 

The "Discovery Flight" is an exciting, easy, and economical first step into the world of aviation. A LEARN TO FLY video is viewed before the flight. This video outlines the process of obtaining your Private Pilot's license. This is then followed with a thirty minute introductory flight with an FAA certificated flight instructor, in a Cessna 172S, around the West Houston / Katy area. Following the flight, you and your instructor will have a chance to discuss any questions and make the appropriate entries into your pilot logbook.

 

These flights can be scheduled for any day of the week from 8:00 am until dark. Scheduling can best be made within a few days in advance, and about one to one-and-a-half hours should be allowed.

 

Cost - $99.00

 

Private Pilot

 

Federal Aviation Regulations require a minimum of 40 hours Total Training In Flight, including 20 hours dual (with a flight instructor) and 10 hours solo flying. The popular 4-seat Cessna 172S (new model) airplanes are used. They have more features than other trainers, like the high wing for maximum lift and stability, all-around windows for 360° visibility, and a 180 horsepower Lycoming engine for economical operation. They are the world's most popular trainers. Throughout your flight training. you will be supervised by your flight instructor who is following federal regulation standards. All of our training and rental airplanes are equipped for Instrument Rating Training and instrument rental. Some of them are electronic panel equipped.

Typical Private Pilot Training

 

20 hours dual flight training (with instructor)
10 hours solo flight
10 hours additional flight experience (solo or dual)
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40 hours total flight experience minimum

 

10 hours ground instruction


Private Pilot Ground School (12 classes)

 

Books, charts and supplies

 

Instrument Pilot

 

To obtain an FAA Instrument Rating, the applicant must possess a Private Pilot Certificate with 50 hours Pilot-In-Command Cross-Country time, and a minimum of 40 hours of instrument flight training. Different airplanes may be used for this course, but the most common is the Cessna 172S.

Typical Instrument Pilot Training

 

40 hours dual flight training (with instructor)


Instrument Pilot Ground School (10 classes)


Books, charts and supplies

 

Commercial Pilot

 

To obtain a Commercial Pilot Certificate, the applicant must possess at least 250 hours total flying time, as well as 100 hours Pilot-In-Command, and other qualifying times. This course utilizes the Cessna 172S, as well as the Beechcraft Bonanza. Other airplanes may be substituted for those listed. The data below is based on 200 hours after obtaining the Private Pilot Certificate.

Typical Commercial Pilot Training

 

40 hours dual flight - 172S
110 hours solo flight - 172S
10 hours dual - Beechcraft Bonanza
20 hours Individual Ground Instruction
40 hours Ground School Class
Books, charts and supplies

 

Multi-Engine Rating

 

An applicant for a multi-engine rating may qualify for his rating if he is a licensed pilot and meets minimum requirements of skill in multi-engine aircraft of his choice. No written test is required and the student has a choice of equipment he can use. The multi-engine check is administered by the examiner. Course costs will vary with student experience and type of equipment used.