Wharton Wings -- Learn to Fly

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  • 08/26/10 21:00 © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.
  • 08/26/10 21:00 © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.
  • 08/26/10 21:00 © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.
  • 08/26/10 21:00 © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.

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  • 1. Wharton Wings Aviation Club January 2010
  • 2.
    • Flexible schedule: being able to fly more often will speed up your training and reduce the overall cost of training
    • If you’re not from the U.S., learning to fly in your home country is far more expensive, or perhaps totally unavailable
      • E.g., typical training costs are 2.0x higher in Europe
  • 3.
    • Wharton Wings club members are entitled to a 5% discount off flight training at Hortman Aviation at Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE)
      • Northeast Philadelphia Airport is about 20 minutes drive from Center City, off the Academy Road exit on I-95
      • Other flight schools are available at nearby airports (such as Wings Field Airport – LOM), but Wharton Wings does not have experience working with them and there are no negotiated discounts
  • 4.
    • Plan on budgeting approximately $8,000 for your flight training
      • Remember that this is not a lump-sum payment, but spread out over the cost of your training, which will likely be 6 months or more
      • Flight training financing options are available
      • Hortman Aviation is currently advertising a pre-paid Private Pilot package for $6,269.32, which includes 55 hours of flying, the ground training kit and a headset
        • This estimate seems low; budget $8,000 to be safe
    * Information accurate as of October 2008. Training cost can change quickly, due to changes in fuel prices.
  • 5.
    • According to aviation regulations, a candidate for an FAA private pilot certificate must:
        • Have at least 35 hours of flight experience, including:
          • 20 hours with a flight instructor (the balance may be flown solo)
        • Have received training on the applicable aeronautical knowledge subjects;
        • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language;
        • Be at least 17 years of age.
    • Realistically, it will take more than the minimum 35 hours to become proficient
      • Plan on flying 50 – 60 hours before getting your license
  • 6.
    • Fly as frequently as your schedule will allow
      • If you can’t plan on flying at least 2x per week, progress will be slow
        • Each lesson will require a review of the items forgotten from last lesson
        • Some lessons will inevitably be canceled due to weather, aircraft maintenance issues, etc.
    • Important point : a good flight training experience depends on having a good working relationship with your instructor
      • If the fit between you and the instructor is not right, don’t hesitate to ‘fire’ your instructor and find a new one: you’re paying too much to be taught badly
    * Information accurate as of October 2008. Training cost can change quickly, due to changes in fuel prices.
  • 7.
    • Fly down the Hudson Corridor alongside the buildings of Manhattan
    • Take some friends for lunch in Nantucket
    • Fly into a nearby airport for a round of golf
    • Expand your weekend getaway options
    2 hours 3 hours Travel Times from Philadelphia In a Typical Rental Aircraft
  • 8.
    • How can I get started?
      • If you’ve never flown in a light aircraft before, consider signing up for one of Wharton Wings’ discovery flight days where you get the chance to have an introductory lesson at a discounted price. If you’re ready to begin training, call Hortman Aviation at Northeast Philadelphia Airport to schedule a first lesson - (215) 969-0311.
    • It is safe?
      • General aviation is a safe mode of transportation. Since 1950, the general aviation accident rate has been cut by more than 93%. Pilots are held to strict standards, while aircraft undergo mandatory maintenance and inspections at regular intervals.
    • Do I need naturally perfect vision?
      • No. As long as your vision is correctable (either by glasses or contact lenses) to 20/20 for distant vision and 20/40 for near & intermediate vision and you are not color-blind, you can meet the FAA medical requirements.
  • 9.
    • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
      • www.aopa.org
    • AOPA Project Pilot
      • flighttraining.aopa.org/projectpilot
    • General Aviation Serving America
      • www.gaservingamerica.org
    • Hortman Aviation, Northeast Philadelphia Airport
      • www.hortmanaviation.com
    • Federal Aviation Administration
      • www.faa.gov