PRIVATE PILOT

FULL “ZERO TO HERO” COURSE: 4 WEEKS

“WRAP UP” COURSE: 1-2 WEEKS

Accelerated private pilot training can be accomplished in just three weeks, but we have very intentionally chosen to encourage a four week program in order to include some of the more advanced topics below. We feel these more challenging tasks and skills will  - in addition to setting you apart from the average joe pilot - ensure a level of competence and safety that will carry through to all of your future flying endeavors.

 

The Power Forward curriculum integrates the same training tactics utilized by airline and military training programs.

MAXIMIZED SIMULATOR UTILIZATION

OPERATIONS INTO CLASS B AIRPORTS

ICING AWARENESS & AVOIDANCE

IN DEPTH ENGINE MANAGEMENT

EXTENSIVE UTILIZATION OF FLOWS

THOROUGH SYSTEMS OVERVIEW

DEMO FLIGHT IN BRAND NEW SR22(T)

ADVANCED WEATHER PLANNING

EXPOSURE TO ACTUAL INSTRUMENT CONDITIONS & IFR FLIGHT

CROSSWIND TAKEOFF & LANDING PROFICENCY

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

 

We recognize that accelerated training programs aren’t a one-size-fits-all venture which is why we’ll work with you to develop an individualized training curriculum suited to your needs and accounting for your previous flight experience.

 

For those that are just beginning their private pilot flight training, our four week accelerated training program will take you from zero to hero in just one month - we quite literally guarantee it. If you’ve already started your private pilot training and are just looking for a quick “wrap-up” course, your training timeline will likely fall in the 1-2 week range.

Training can be accomplished in your own Cirrus aircraft or we can provide an SR20 Perspective for you during the weeks you’re training. The full private pilot course will encompass approximately 20 hours of simulator time, 65 hours of flight time, and over 100 hours of one-on-one ground instruction including a 3 day seminar dedicated to written exam test prep.

 

CURRICULUM & TIMELINE

 

Our flight training programs are scheduled based on a 6 days on, 1 day off rotation with the “days on” requiring a 9 hour per day commitment of time (typically 8am-5pm) that includes a one hour break. We realize that setting this time aside can often be the most daunting part of the accelerated training platform so we encourage you to let us know how we can best accommodate your schedule.

The typical layout of our 4 week private pilot course is depicted below.

Modifications may be made at the instructor's discretion.

WEEK 1

normal procedures, flight instruments, airport operations, maneuvers, communications, and more!

REST DAY

simulator time: 8.5 hours     flight time: 14 hours     ground time: 25.5 hours

WEEK 2

takeoffs and landings, emergency procedures, and more!

KNOWLEDGE

simulator time: 5.5 hours     flight time: 9.5 hours     ground time: 33 hours

TEST

knowledge test prep

first solo!

WEEK 3

night flight, advanced weather, flight planning

REST DAY

simulator time: 3 hours     flight time: 25 hours     ground time: 20 hours

SR22 demo flight, maneuvers, and more!

first solo cross country!

WEEK 4

instrument flight, class B operations, abnormals/emergencies, crosswind proficiency, checkride prep

CHECKRIDE!

simulator time: 3 hours     flight time: 26.5 hours     ground time: 18.5 hours

 

PREREQUISITES

To ensure a smooth and timely training experience, the following requirements must be met prior to the start of your training event:

HOLD AN FAA MEDICAL CERTIFICATE (THIRD CLASS RECOMMENDED).   HOW DO I GET THIS?

ABLE TO READ, SPEAK, AND EASILY UNDERSTAND THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

BE AT LEAST 17 YEARS OF AGE - THIS IS AN FAA REQUIREMENT.

TSA APPROVAL, IF REQUIRED (NECESSARY ONLY FOR NON-U.S. CITIZENS).   
IF YOU'RE NOT A U.S. CITIZEN, COMPLETE OUR SIGN UP FORM SO THAT WE CAN ASSIST YOU WITH THIS PROCESS.

 

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