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Frequently Asked Questions


How old do I have to be?

Are there other requirements?

How long will it take?

How much will it cost?

How long until I can fly by myself?

Is financing available?

Do I have to attend classes?

What can I do with my Private Pilot's License?

How do I get started?


How old do I have to be?
  • For a Student Pilot Certificate (required to solo) 16 years old
  • For a Private Pilot License – 17 years old

Are there other requirements?
  • You must be able to read, write and understand English
  • You must pass an FAA medical exam
  • You must pass a written knowledge test
  • You must pass an oral and practical flight test

How long will it take?
Depending on how often you fly (2-3 times per week is recommended) which at this pace, you should complete the program in 4-6 months.

How much does it cost?
This will vary depending on frequency of lessons, motivation and study habits.As a rough estimate, you can expect to spend $6,500 training in a C-152 and roughly $8000 training in a C-172. The good news is that it is a pay-as-you-go program, so you don’t have to have all the money upfront.

How long until I can fly by myself?
The time to solo varies by student. In general, you can count on your first solo somewhere between 15 to 20 hours.

Is financing available?
Yes!  We offer financing options through independent loan centers such as Pilot Finance and offer VA Reimbursement Program.

Do I have to attend classes?
No. With our Cessna Interactive Study Courses, most of your studying can be done on your home computer at your convenience with very little one-on-one ground school lessons with your instructor.

What can I do with my Private Pilot’s License?
The sky is the limit. You can take yourself and your family or friends to virtually any airport in the country.

OK, How can I get started?

Contact us (drop in or call). Set-up your $89.00 Discovery Flight and find out just how much fun and exciting flying can be. There’s no better time than now!


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Let’s get acquainted! Here are some questions that people ask about our school.


I hear you charge a monthly membership fee is this true?

No we do not charge monthly membership fees.  However, we do offer a Frequent Flyer disount.  Please call our office for details.  


Does the Olive Branch Airport have a  control tower.

Yes, we have a tower which benefits our clients.   

 

Do you have VA approval?

Yes!  We have VA benefits for flight training.  Please call our office for the latest details and news regarding Post 911 benefits as well as other G.I. benefits now being offered.