Feel free to email us at info@blueskyflight.com with any questions you may have.

Q: Will I have one instructor or many?
A: You will have one flight instructor who will be assigned to mentor you and manage your flight training course from A to Z. You will have some flights with other instructors (ie: progress checks and flights on your instructor's day off) however, anytime you are scheduled to fly with another flight instructor, there will be no guess-work involved in the transition. That instructor will know exactly where you are in the syllabus and what needs to be reviewed from previous lessons.

Q: When can I start?
A: Whenever you are ready! At Blue Sky Flight, we work very hard to be flexible and adaptable to your specific needs. We have no set starting dates for our training courses and all of our training is done on a one to one basis. We will strive to work with whatever works for you

Q: I want to come and get my Private Pilot License. Do I need to get a medical examination before I come for my training?
A: This is not an absolute prerequisite but is highly recommended just to make sure there are no medical issues that would prevent you from becoming a certificated pilot. To find an FAA medical examiner near you, just visit www.flightphysical.com, type in your zip code in the appropriate space and then you will see a list of FAA medical examiners close to you.

Q: I am not a US citizen. Is there some kind of security clearance that I would need to be able to take a flight training course?
A: As a non-US citizen applying for training for an initial pilot rating (Private Pilot, Instrument Rating or Multi Engine Rating), you will need to register for a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) AFSP (Alien Flight Student Program) category III security clearance (for candidates who request training for aircraft with a maximum certificated takeoff weight of 12,500 pounds or less). In order to facilitate registration for this security clearance the TSA has put up an AFSP web site where you can go and fill in all the required information to get your category III clearance.

Q: What do you mean by solo?
A: The term "solo" means that you will fly the airplane by yourself with no one else in the airplane. This occurs after you have successfully completed our state-of-the-art training program and our FAA certified flight instructor has approved you to take a solo flight.

Q: How long does it take to learn to fly?
A: You must have at least 40 flight hours to qualify for a Private Pilot certificate. The time it takes to meet these requirements will vary according to many factors; your schedule, your abilities, weather, etc. The national average is about 65 hours to obtain a Private Certificate.

Q: How old do you have to be to learn to fly?
A: You can be any age to learn to fly. However, you must be at least 16 to solo (fly by yourself) and 17 to get a Private Pilot Certificate.

Q: How safe is flying?
A: General aviation is as safe as any other mode of travel, if not safer. How to fly safely, and to deal with the rare emergencies that are beyond the pilot's influence, will be covered in your training.

Q: Can I carry passengers?
A: Student pilots cannot carry passengers when flying solo. Friends or family may ride along on dual lessons (when your instructor is in the plane) however, and it's a good idea to discuss this with your CFI in advance. Private pilots may carry as many passengers as the airplane will legally hold.

Q: What’s the check ride like?
A: The FAA check ride is broken down into two parts, an oral quiz, where the examiner will ask about things you learned in ground school, and the flight test, where you will demonstrate your ability to perform the skills you have learned in an aircraft. Don't be intimidated. The examiner isn't out to fail you. He or she just wants to ensure, just as your instructor did, that you are a safe pilot.