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HELICOPTER DISCOVERY FLIGHT-45 Minutes

PRICE: $155 for 45 minutes

AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS AGES 10+

What's included?
- flight suit rental and headset rental
- 15 minute pre/post flight briefing and ground instruction with a FAA certified flight instructor
- 30 minute flight in the local area and flight training pattern in one of our Robinson 22 helicopters
- personal pilot log book to document your 1st flight
- educational pamphlet with aerodynamic lessons, quizzes, puzzles and games all pertaining to aviation
- an official Discovery flight certificate signed by your flight instructor
* additional passengers unavailable except instructor and student

What's a Discovery Flight?
A Discovery Flight is also known as an Introductory Flight Lesson. Students interested in pursing a career in aviation or looking for a fun and educational experience are welcome! Your experience will begin with meeting an experienced FAA certified flight instructor, getting a preflight briefing, then hopping in one of our aircraft for some one on one personal flight instruction. After takeoff, students will be able to take the controls and get a hands on feel for flight, tour the local area and be actively engaged in the flight pattern with other aircraft. *Parents are encouraged to ride along! This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to inspire the budding aviator in your family!

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 AIRPLANE DISCOVERY FLIGHT-45 Minutes

PRICE: $140 for 45 minutes

AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS AGES  7+

What's included?
- headset rental
- 15 minute pre/post flight briefing and ground instruction with a FAA certified flight instructor
- 30 minute flight in the local area and flight training pattern in one our Cessna 172 or Piper 180 airplanes
- personal pilot log book to document your 1st flight
- educational pamphlet with aerodynamic lessons, quizzes, puzzles and games all pertaining to aviation
- an official Discovery flight certificate signed by your flight instructor

What's a Discovery Flight?
A Discovery Flight is also known as an Introductory Flight Lesson. Students interested in pursing a career in aviation or looking for a fun and educational experience are welcome! Your experience will begin with meeting an experienced FAA certified flight instructor, getting a preflight briefing, then hopping in one of our aircraft for some one on one personal flight instruction. After takeoff, students will be able to take the controls and get a hands on feel for flight, tour the local area and be actively engaged in the flight pattern with other aircraft. *Parents are encouraged to ride along! This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to inspire the budding aviator in your family!

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FLIGHT SCHOOL TO FLIGHT DECK- CAREER PILOT TRAINING PROGRAM

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS –AGES 15 to 18

Wings and Rotors Academy is thrilled to be offering our NEW Career Pilot Training Program for High School students actively interested in pursuing a professional pilot career. Wings and Rotors Academy has teamed together with our partnering flight school to offer our students the opportunity to use their Charter school educational funds to offset the "out of pocket" flight training expense towards achieving their Private Pilot license. This option was created for our students who are looking to go beyond the Discovery Flight experience. Students can purchase individual a la carte flight lessons at as they build the necessary flight time towards a Private Pilot license.
Our carefully selected FAA certified flight instructors not only have quality experience, but are also background checked in our state school system database. This is a unique program, in that we take extra emphasis to ensure the success of your student by guiding them into pilot mentor relationships, presenting them scholarship opportunities, aviation college/university guidance, military and civilian networking opportunities and personal references. Upon earning the necessary flight time and completing flight school requirements our students will be guaranteed an interview early in their training with a pilot recruiter for Express Jet, Trans State and/or Sky West airlines.

*Parent(s) AND student interested in our Flight School to Flight Deck- Career Pilot Training Program MUST attend a mandatory Informational and Instructor Meeting prior to acceptance into the program. Application for this specific program is open to any and all students ages 15 and up but acceptance will be determined by our Wings and Rotors Academy staff and instructor.

Contact Wings and Rotors Academy to schedule your Parent Informational Meeting and develop a plan for your unique flight training experience today!

AIRCRAFT: Light Sport Cruiser

COST PER FLIGHT HOUR: $200 (including instruction)

 

PHASE 1: Pre-Solo Stage

Students will begin by taking their first flight and logging their first hours in a logbook. Understanding basic concepts of checklist usage, rules in the cockpit and basic airport operations and maneuvering, they’ll begin flying in the local traffic pattern learning various rules and regulations as they gain experience with a flight instructor. The final goal of this stage is to solo the aircraft on their own in the local traffic pattern.

Frequently Asked Questions about Obtaining a Private Pilot License

FAA Requirements to Obtain a Private Pilot Certificate

1. Be at least 17 years of age

2. Be able to read, write, and converse fluently in English

3. Obtain at least a third-class FAA medical certificate

4. Receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor or complete a home-study course

5. Pass a knowledge test with a score of 70% or better.

6. Accumulate appropriate flight experience

7. Receive a total of 40 hr. of flight instruction and solo flight time and demonstrate skill

8. Successfully complete a practical (flight) test given as a final exam by an FAA inspector or
designated pilot examiner and conducted as specified in the FAA's Private Pilot Practical Test Standards

Private Pilot Privileges and Limitations

1. As a private pilot, you may not act as a pilot in command of an aircraft that is carrying passengers or property for compensation or hire, nor may you be paid to act as a pilot in command, except

a) You may act as a pilot in command, for compensation or hire, of an aircraft in connection with any business or employment if the flight is only incidental to that business or employment and the aircraft does not carry passengers or property for compensation or hire.

2. You may equally share the operating expenses of a flight with passengers, provided the expenses only involve fuel, oil, airport expenditures, or airplane rental fees.

3. If you are an aircraft salesperson and have at least 200 hr. of logged flight time, you may demonstrate an airplane in flight to a prospective buyer.

4. You may act as a pilot in command of a charitable, nonprofit, or community event flight described in 91.146, if the sponsor and pilot comply with the requirements of 91.146.

5. You may be reimbursed for aircraft operating expenses that are directly related to search and location operations, provided the expenses involve only fuel, oil, airport expenditures, or rental fees, and the operation is sanctioned and under the direction and control of a local, State, or Federal agency; or an organization that conducts search and location operations.

FAA Requirements to Obtain a Private Pilot Certificate (Detailed Version)

The Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) identify the following requirements to obtain a Private Pilot Certificate:

1. Be at least 17 years of age

2. Be able to read, write, and converse fluently in English

3. Obtain at least a third-class FAA medical certificate

a. You must undergo a routine medical examination which may be administered only by an FAA-designated doctor called an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME)

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2. Even if you have a physical handicap, medical certificates can be issued in many cases. Operating limitation may be imposed depending on the nature of the disability.

3. Your FAA-Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) or Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) will be able to recommend an AME. [NOTE: An FBO is an airport business that gives flight lessons, sells aviation fuel, repairs airplanes, etc.]

4. As a student pilot, your medical certificate also functions as your student pilot certificate once it is signed by you and your AME.
5. Receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor or complete either an online study course or home-study course to learn the following:

1. Applicable Federal Aviation Regulations that relate to private pilot privileges, limitations, and flight operations

2. Accident reporting requirement of the National Transportation Safety Board

3. Use of applicable portions of the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) and FAA
Advisory Circulars (ACs)

4. Use of aeronautical charts for navigation under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) using pilotage,
dead reckoning, and navigation systems

5. Radio communication procedures

6. Recognition of critical weather situations from the ground and in flight and the
procurement and use of aeronautical weather reports and forecasts

7. Safe and efficient operation of the aircraft

8. Effects of density altitude on aircraft takeoff and climb performance

9. Weight and balance computations

10. Principles of aerodynamics, aircraft engines and systems

11. Stall awareness and recovery techniques

12. Aeronautical decision making and judgment

13. Preflight actions including:

i. How to obtain information on runway lengths at airports of intended use, data on takeoff and landing distances, weather reports and forecasts, and fuel requirements
ii. How to plan for alternatives if the flight cannot be completed or delays are encountered

5. Pass a 60 multiple-choice question knowledge test, at an FAA-designated computer testing center, with a score of 70% or higher

6. Accumulate flight experience (FAR 61.109). Receive a minimum of 40 hours of flight instruction and solo flight time including:

a. 20 hours of flight training from an authorized flight instructor, including at least
i. 3 hours of cross-country (i.e. to other airports)
ii. 3 hours of night, including

1. One cross-country flight of over 100nm total distance 2. 10 takeoffs and 10 landings to a full stop at an airport
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iv. 3 hours in airplanes in preparation for the private pilot practical test within 60 days prior to that test

b. 10 hours of solo time in an airplane, including:
i. 5 hours of cross-country flights
ii. One solo cross-country flight of at least 150nm total distance, with full-stop landings at a minimum of three points and with one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of at least 50nm between takeoff and landing locations
iii. Three solo takeoffs and landings to a full stop at an airport with an operating control tower

7. Receive flight instruction and demonstrate skill (FAR 61.107)
a. Obtain a logbook sign-off by your CFI on the following areas of operation:
i. Preflight preparation
ii. Preflight procedures
iii. Airport operations
iv. Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds
v. Performance maneuvers
vi. Ground reference maneuvers
vii. Navigation
viii. Slow flight and (aerodynamic) stalls
ix. Basic instrument maneuvers
x. Emergency operations
xi. Night operations
xii. Post-flight procedures

8. Successful complete a practical (flight) test given as a final exam by an FAA inspector or Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE); conducted as specified in the most current version of the FAA’s Private Pilot Practical Test Standards (PTS).

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