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Steps to becoming a pilot


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Short introduction on what it takes to learn to fly when you come to our TakeWING Cessna Pilot Center

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Steps to becoming a pilot

  1. 1. TakeWING Dorothy Schick, CEO( Chief Enhancement Officer) and Flight Instructor
  2. 2. First Steps To Your Pilot Certificate
  3. 3. Brought to you by…
  4. 4. Learning to Fly: The WIIFM <ul><li>How would you like to learn a skill that helps you… </li></ul><ul><li>Explore your potential and challenge yourself? </li></ul><ul><li>Grow your business? </li></ul><ul><li>Find a new career? </li></ul><ul><li>Take your family and friends on new adventures? </li></ul><ul><li>Do something so richly satisfying you will never be the same? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Learning to Fly: At A CPC We can get you from here…. …to here … efficiently and effectively!
  6. 6. So what makes an airplane fly? Bernoulli??? Newton???
  7. 7. MONEY!!!
  8. 8. Obstacles to Learning to Fly <ul><li>Scheduling/sporadic training </li></ul><ul><li>Training plateaus </li></ul><ul><li>Family or business constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Financial constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Health/medical issues </li></ul><ul><li>Unrealistic goals </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul>
  9. 9. What Does It Take? <ul><li>Be at least 17 (to solo, 16) </li></ul><ul><li>Speak, read, write & understand English </li></ul><ul><li>Pass the knowledge test </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfactorily pass the required flight training </li></ul><ul><li>Possess a third class medical certificate </li></ul><ul><li>Pass the flight test according to published standards </li></ul>
  10. 10. How Long Will It Take? Typically 6 to 18 months of training can be expected before getting your certificate. This time can be more or less depending on how many lessons you will commit to each week. We suggest you fly 1-2 times per week. The more you fly, the less you will forget between lessons and the less money you will spend overall.
  11. 11. Is It Hard? <ul><li>It is not physically demanding but does require eye and hand coordination. </li></ul><ul><li>There are some maneuvers during which you will experience positive and negative G forces. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be required to get a flight physical, which is similar to a standard physical (except Sport Pilots). </li></ul>
  12. 12. Basic Flight Training Steps <ul><li>Required aeronautical knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-solo flight training (Dual) </li></ul><ul><li>Solo flight </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge exam </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-country training (dual and solo) </li></ul><ul><li>Practical test preparation (flight and knowledge) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Cessna Flight Training System Required ground knowledge in easy-to-use home-study (computer-aided) format. Train at your own pace, on your own time. Complete coverage of subject areas plus in-flight video to show you how a maneuver is done before you get to the airplane. Complements the great instruction you’ll get from a CPC instructor!
  14. 14. Cessna Flight Training System
  15. 15. What Kinds Of Airplanes?
  16. 16. What Kinds Of Airplanes? Our Cessna Pilot Center has a wide variety of aircraft for our customers, including: two-Cessna 172s, two Light Sport Aircraft, plus access to a technically advanced Columbia 400. Cessna 172s are the most common airplanes used by flight schools. Cessna 172s are also very common instrument training aircraft, as well as a very popular rental model. Learn to fly in a Cessna 172 and you'll be able to rent and fly from almost any fixed base operator (FBO) worldwide! Check all of our aircraft out at:
  17. 17. Where Can I Fly? Short answer: Practically anywhere!!! Your certificate will let you fly during the day or at night (for a private pilot). You will be certificated to fly under Visual Flight Rules (VFR). There are some restrictions when the weather gets bad. You don’t have to stop here if your dream is to become a professional pilot!
  18. 18. Which Certificate Do I Get? SPORT PILOT = FAA min of 20 hrs ( 35-40, national average about 33 hrs at a CPC) PRIVATE PILOT = FAA min of 40 hrs (60-75 national average; about 55 hrs at a CPC)
  19. 19. Private or Sport? <ul><li>Private Pilot </li></ul><ul><li>Longer training time. </li></ul><ul><li>Night flight required </li></ul><ul><li>Instrument required </li></ul><ul><li>Tower airport required </li></ul><ul><li>Larger aircraft </li></ul><ul><li>More passengers </li></ul><ul><li>Night privileges </li></ul><ul><li>Sport Pilot </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer flight hours. </li></ul><ul><li>No night training required </li></ul><ul><li>Tower Airport Optional </li></ul><ul><li>2-seat light sport aircraft </li></ul><ul><li>One passenger </li></ul><ul><li>Good weather only </li></ul><ul><li>Day only </li></ul>
  20. 20. Is It Safe to Fly? Cessna’s scenario based training provides you with required skills training plus decision making (risk management training) so you will feel the confidence to handle the situations you will encounter while flying—and not get into those you are NOT prepared for. General aviation airplanes are required to be inspected yearly by an approved FAA mechanic. TakeWING aircraft are inspected every 100 hours of operation.
  21. 21. Is TakeWING The Right Place You? Honor Respect Care for Reward No matter where you are along your flight path — our flight school provides you with mentorship and guidance from experts in the field of aviation. But more than that, TakeWING is a group of diverse, easy-going people from all walks of life who participate in aviation. TakeWING is a place where families and friends feel welcome and included — even if they don’t like flying! We are NOT an inhospitable exclusive “pilots only” club.
  22. 22. Honor When we don’t know an answer we say so—and will get back to you! We appreciate unique “learning styles” and our teachers adjusted to your way of learning. We listen to your concerns. We are aware of your needs, anxieties, frustrations.
  23. 23. Respect For you: We are punctual. Our Instructors are paid staff. We are aware of, and attentive to, your needs. We use lesson plans. We tell you what to expect and discuss objectives. We use learner- centered grading to help you learn how to critique yourself in positive and meaningful ways.
  24. 24. Respect <ul><li>From you: </li></ul><ul><li>Are you punctual? </li></ul><ul><li>If you must cancel, do you do so in a timely manner? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you come prepared for your lesson? </li></ul>
  25. 25. Care for We care about you Helpful, smiling staff Safety Meetings
  26. 26. Reward <ul><li>We provide our members with discounts on pilot products. </li></ul><ul><li>Actively involved in WINGS (continuing education programs). </li></ul><ul><li>We give back to the community—(Dog’s, Cats, people in need). </li></ul><ul><li>From the aviation community: </li></ul><ul><li>FAASTeam Representatives (FAA and industry team) </li></ul><ul><li>Aircraft Owner’s and Pilot’s Association </li></ul><ul><li>SAFE (Society of Aviation Educators </li></ul><ul><li>Experimental Aircraft Owners Association </li></ul>
  27. 27. Our Commitment We are committed to helping you achieve your goal by training you to be a SAFE pilot. To do so usually takes people longer than the FAA’s minimum 20 (sport) or 40 (private) flight hours. Therefore, we do not based our training cost estimates on the FAA’s minimum required training hours.
  28. 28. TakeWING Training We use the Cessna Scenario Based Syllabus. Your instructor will tell you what to expect each lesson. We use learner-centered grading – your instructor will spend time before and after the lesson to pre-brief and de-brief the lesson. You actively participate in this review.
  29. 29. How Much Does it Cost? <ul><li>Not Just a “license” — Long-term educational investment (Pilot Certificate Never Expires) </li></ul><ul><li>Variables in time and money: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills and practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commitment to studying (80/20 rule) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weather—Yes </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Educational Investment Estimate Private Pilot Certificate +/- $15,000 Sport Pilot +/- $6,500 Average lesson takes about 2.5 hours. Average cost per lesson including aircraft rental, and instruction $245
  31. 31. How Do I Pay For It? <ul><li>Pay as you go </li></ul><ul><li>Financing </li></ul><ul><li>Loans </li></ul>
  32. 32. How Do I Get Started? Take our FirstStep Flight Lesson to see if you like flying and to evaluate our programs. Go through our new member orientation (application process, purchase Cessna training materials, schedule your follow-up flight lessons)!
  33. 33. Your First Flight Lesson Is Your First Step – we make It special! <ul><li>You can learn more by visiting our web page </li></ul><ul><li>“ A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.” — Laozi, Taoist philosopher, China, 4th Century B.C . </li></ul>
  34. 34. So To Sum It Up… Talk to our instructors Involve family & friends Train as often as possible—once per week 2 1/2 hrs per session Ensure finances ahead of time Utilize all resources Set realistic time goals — this is a journey!
  35. 35. What Do I Do Next? Schedule your “FirstStep Lesson” with us and start flying today!!! Your flight instructor will guide you through the rest of the flight training process. To schedule your flight, contact us at: 541-895-5935
  36. 36. Questions?
  37. 37. Thanks for joining us!!