FAQ

Q: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET MY PRIVATE PILOTS LICENSE?A: ON AVERAGE, IT WILL COST BETWEEN $7200.00 To $8500.00.

Q: HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY LICENSE?
A: THAT DEPENDS ON YOU AND YOUR SCHEDULE. THE MORE TIMES PER WEEK YOU FLY, THE SOONER AND LESS EXPENSIVE IT WILL BE. IF YOU ONLY FLY TWICE A WEEK, FOR EXAMPLE ONCE ON SATURDAY AND ONCE ON SUNDAY, IT WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY 6 MONTHS.

Q: CAN I USE TUITION ASSISTANCE TO PAY FOR FLYING?
A. Currently Tuition Assistance is no longer available to use at the Aero Club.

Q: WHAT OTHER LICENSES AND RATINGS CAN I GET ABOVE AND BEYOND THE PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE?
A: IN ADDITION TO THE PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE WE ALSO OFFER COMMERCIAL PILOT CERTIFICATE, INSTRUMENT RATING, CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATE, GROUND INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATE AND AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT CERTIFICATE.

Q: DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR THE TRAINING IN ADVANCE?

A: NO. YOU CAN PAY FOR EACH LESSON AS YOU GO. WE TAKE VISA OR MASTER CARD.

Q: DO I NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CLUB?A: YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CLUB TO TAKE THE GROUND SCHOOL BUT, DO NEED TO BE A MEMBER BEFORE STARTING FLYING LESSONS. MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE $30.00 PER MONTH.

Q: AFTER I GET MY PILOTS LICENSE, CAN I CONTINUE TO RENT THE AIRPLANE FOR PERSONAL USE?
A: YES. BEING A MEMBER OF THE CLUB ENTITLES YOU TO USE THE AIRPLANE FOR RECREATIONAL OR PERSONAL USE. YOU CAN EVEN USE THE AIRPLANES TO GO TDY IF IT IS COST EFFECTIVE FOR YOUR UNIT.

Q: CAN I TAKE THE AIRPLANE ON A TRIP THAT IS A WEEK OR TWO LONG?
A: YES. FOR ANY FLIGHTS THAT ARE SCHEDULED TO BE GONE OVER NIGHT, YOU WILL BE CHARGED A 2 HOUR PER DAY MINIMUM ON THE AIRPLANE.

Q: WHO IS ELEGIBLE TO JOIN THE AERO CLUB?
A: ANYONE! (SEE MEMBERSHIP PAGE FOR DETAILS)

Q: HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF I WILL LIKE FLYING BEFORE I COMMIT TO STARTING LESSONS?
A: YOU CAN COME INTO THE AERO CLUB AND REQUEST A DISCOVERY FLIGHT. THIS IS A 30 MINUTE FLIGHT WHERE AN INSTRUCTOR WILL EXPLAIN THE VERY BASICS AND WILL ACTUALLY LET YOU FLY THE AIRPLANE DURING THIS 30 MINUTE FLIGHT. THE COST IS TYPICALLY LESS THAN $149.99 FOR A DISCOVERY FLIGHT.
FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS, CALL THE AERO CLUB AT 707-374-0081.

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