With our program, you can be on your way to flying your own airplane in practically no time. You will be training with some of the finest instructors in Alaska today, and will work with an instructor one on one for a minimum of three (3) lessons per week in one of our Cessna 172 aircraft. The program includes all training materials, ground school, and flight time needed to prepare you for your check ride. Our program will be some of the most demanding training you will ever undergo. The airlines and the military train this way for a reason…...it works!!
Retention with accelerated training is far superior compared to training that is spread out over several months… and it saves you money. You will train in a relaxed environment, and we will do everything possible to make it a memorable experience. No prior flight experience is required.
This course includes the flight and ground instruction to meet the needs of an average student with good English language skills and ability. If you require more time to finish, we will work with you until you achieve your goal and become a Certified Private Pilot at our normal daily training rate. An amazing 98% of all our Private Pilot students complete their training in 60 days or less.
Upon completion of the program, you will be a Safe, Proficient, and Confident Private Pilot. A Private Pilot’s License allows a pilot to fly a single engine airplane under visual flight rules (VFR), referring to visibility of at least three miles, as well as at night. A private pilot may carry passengers but may not be paid for doing so, although the pilot can share operating expenses with the passengers.
Syllabus Based Training
There’s little doubt as to the efficiency of a good syllabus. There are very few part 61 schools that use this type of training. Mostly because it requires dedication between the instructor and the student and they prefer to just take the easy approach and not use one. We believe that the use of a syllabus is the only way to teach and it has many benefits, including:
- Better standardization of both students and instructors. If an instructor has to cancel, another instructor can pick up the lesson and teach it without interruption if he knows where the student is in the program.
- Lower costs for the student. Students are always looking to save money, and there’s nothing more annoying to them than feeling like they are spinning their wheels. With a syllabus, they can monitor their own progress and become more efficient as a result.
- Transparency. Whether we like to admit it or not, there are definitely times when students believe they are being overcharged. A syllabus puts everyone on the same page and allows both instructors and students to defend their decisions. This is especially true when the syllabus has completion standards for each lesson.
This physical must be conducted by an FAA-designated Airman Medical Examiner. You will be asked to fill out an online FAA application and medical history form. The doctor will check your vision, hearing, balance, and nose and throat. The doctor will determine that you do not have any mental or neurological problems such as alcoholism, epilepsy, psychosis, or a serious medical condition such as chronic heart disease or diabetes mellitus.
A third-class medical certificate is valid for the remainder of the month of issue:
- Plus 24 calendar months for operations requiring a third-class medical certificate, if the airman is age 40 or over on or before the date of the examination.
- Plus 60 calendar months for operations requiring a third-class medical certificate if the airman has not reached age 40 on or before the date of examination.
If you have a medical condition (even a serious one); it is still possible for you to get your license. However, you will need an AME to discuss your options (example, you may have to always fly with another licensed pilot present).
The airman knowledge test examines you on the concepts and information you learned in your training. It is a computerized exam that is administer before you start flight training or shortly after.
You will have two and a half hours to complete the 60 multiple-choice questions selected from the 700 plus airplane-related questions. Topics that you can be tested on (in the knowledge test) range from the current FARs to air traffic control information to cross-country flight planning.
We provide you with an online-based ASA Ground School course that you will use to study for your written test. This course provides you with an ebook, over 10 hours of video presentations, and practice quizzes to prepare you for your written knowledge exam. We have found this to be much more beneficial and practical than the standard ground schools other flight schools use.
Instructors and Location
Flight training at our Palmer and Talkeetna, Alaska campuses will be taught by one of our mature, friendly, and knowledgeable instructors. Our instructors have been in aviation for many years and are Commercial, Instrument, Multi-Engine, including CFI and CFII for fixed wing single and multi-engine aircraft.
Program Cost & Scheduling
The complete program costs $11,400.00, including a 4,000.00 upfront deposit to confirm your position on the training schedule. The balance ($7,400.00) is due ten days prior to the start of your program. Payments are not refundable but can be used for rescheduling within six months. We accept cash, checks, wire transfer, MasterCard, VISA, and American Express.
We know that the cost associated with flight training can be very expensive and hard to pay out of your pocket as you go. We currently recommend AOPA or Pilot Finance, which are geared toward pilot training. The best part is that the payments ($330.00) are less than just one 2 hr. lesson with your instructor.
AOPA Finance 1-800-627-5263
Pilot Finance 1-800-667-0201
Other options for financing may be your personal credit union, or a low or no-interest credit card.
This course includes the all flight time and ground instruction to meet the needs of an average student with good English language skills and ability. The following is included:
- Rental Aircraft
- Dual Instruction
- Pre-Solo Test
- Solo Flight Time
- Ground Instruction
- Ground Instruction Test Signoff
- Written Knowledge Test
- Pre-Check Ride Test Prep
- ASA Private Pilot Online Ground School
- ASA Part 61 Private Pilot Kit
- ASA AirClassics Pilot Briefcase
- The Complete Private Pilot by Bob Gardner
- The Complete Private Pilot Syllabus
- Private Pilot Test Prep book
- FAR/AIM book
- Visualized Flight Maneuvers Handbook (for High-Wing Aircraft)
- Private Oral Exam Guide by Michael Hayes
- Private Pilot Airman Certification Standards (ACS)
- Flight Computer (Kit contains E6-B Fiberboard #ASA-E6B-P)
- Plotter (Kit contains Ultimate Rotating Plotter #ASA-CP-RLX)
- Pilot Logbook (Kit contains Standard Pilot Logbook #ASA-SP-30)
- Student Pilot Guide
- Alaska Chart Supplement
- Anchorage Sectional
Items Not Included:
- Private Pilot Check Ride (Approximately $600.00)
- Written or Check Ride Test Re-Takes Due to Failed Test Results
Our Program is based on industry standard training methods. If the student is studying and applying themselves then passing the required tests are not a problem. However, we reserve the right to cancel the guarantee if the student is not reaching the benchmarks due to lack of study and meeting the minimum requirement to fly at least three (3) lessons per week with each lesson lasting 2 hours.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS / FLIGHT TRAINING
Our Guaranteed Pilot Program is designed to encompass most of the estimated costs of completing your training. This includes your training materials, aircraft rental, ground school and instructor time. It must be noted here that our training courses are pre-paid packages. A $4,000.00 deposit is required with this application to guarantee your training slot.
Fly Around Alaska accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, Travelers Checks, Electronic Funds Transfers, and Cash as forms of payment. Credit cards must be present. Electronic funds transfers must be initiated no less than thirty (30) days prior to your start date.
No refunds on application fees, pilot training computer software or online programs. No guarantees are implied with any of our accelerated courses. The courses are designed to be completed in the times specified; however, circumstances that are beyond our control could prevent you from completing the course in the specified time. These circumstances may include but are not limited to the following: Adverse weather, equipment failure, and the student’s own limitations. In the case of a training course not completed in the specified time, the student may elect to extend their training until completed, return at a later date to finish the course or receive a refund of any unused funds on account (subject to pro-rata if less than 15 hours of flight training had been completed). The training and hours received up to that point could still count toward your certificate or rating, even if you elect to finish your training at another facility.
Our mission is to do all that is in our power to see that you achieve your goals during your training with Fly Around Alaska. We pride ourselves on providing the best available equipment, materials and instructors, as well as the industry’s best and only integrated flight training syllabus. Your complete satisfaction is our primary goal, however if you perceive that any aspect of your training experience is not meeting your expectations, please let us know how we can better serve you and we will do all that we can reasonably do to make your training course a memorable experience for you.
Come Fly Around Alaska with us!
(907) 746-2290 ∙ Palmer