Earning your pilot certificate is a life-altering experience. Our flight training staff, with extensive backgrounds in both commercial and general aviation, is uniquely qualified to provide you with safe, quality instruction that will put you in the pilot’s seat. We take pride that safety always comes first. Whether you’d like to fly your family and friends to local destinations or aspire to fly professionally, let us help you meet your goals. Financing is also available for your flight training.
This is the starting point for your journey to becoming a pilot. Whether you want to fly for pleasure or are looking for a career, Crosswinds Flight School is what you have been looking for. Regulations require that you have a minimum of 40 hours of flying before you can get a license. Most people, according to National averages, take approximately 55 hours. The number of hours you need depends on how often you fly and how much review you will need. We recommend flying at least once a week.
Some of your hours will be spent with an instructor and other time will be solo. Your training will start with the basics, and move up to solo, and then on to cross-countries. Cross-countries include flights up to 150 miles. Your cross country will not take place until both you and your instructor think you are ready. We have the text books and other supplies necessary for your training; and will help you with individual ground school to prepare for the written exam. You will still be doing a fair amount of studying on your own; but our instructors will help you fine-tune your training. It’s easier than you think to earn your Private Pilot Certificate.
A typical flight lesson begins with a short preflight briefing where you and your instructor discuss the learning objectives for your lesson. Next, you and your instructor perform a preflight inspection of the aircraft and prepare for flight. Under your flight instructors, guidance you will take the controls and fly the aircraft performing the maneuvers discussed prior to flight. At all times, your instructor will be providing input and assistance to ensure a relaxed and safe training environment.