Single-engine
You’ll take your primary single-engine training in one of our Cessna 172s. All our primary trainers are fully equipped for VFR and IFR flight meaning that once you’ve earned your Private Pilot’s License, the same airplane can be used to get your instrument rating. Familiarity with the airplane goes a long way especially in the transition between VFR and IFR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Multi-engine
The stairway to multi-engine begins with getting the "Complex" aircraft endorsement. A complex aircraft is one with a constant-speed propeller and/or retractable landing gear. This means that you need the endorsement to fly a fixed-gear Skylane with a constant-speed prop, as well as a retractable-gear airplane with a fixed-pitch prop (if you can find one). Our Seminole provides the Complex endorsement and the Multi-engine rating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Instrument
You can get your Instrument Rating flying any of our VFR/IFR aircraft. The IFR rating means you can fly in the clouds, through IMC (Instrument Meteorological Conditions), take advantage of instrument approaches and departures and fly in Class A airspace (18,000 ft to Flight Level 600). You’ll need 50 hours of PIC cross country time, 40 hours of simulated or actual instrument flight, and 15 hours of instruction towards the Rating.