What does it take to learn to fly?
Training to become a pilot – whether commercial, private or for recreational purposes – takes several essential things: training, qualifications and passion. Monmouth Executive Airport’s flight school in NJ explores just what it takes to become a pilot.
Who can fly?
As long as you are at least 17 years old and have passed the Federal Aviation Authority’s medical examination, you can start learning to fly. Generally, this screening process looks for medical issues which can interfere with your ability to fly safely, including heart attacks, fainting spells and seizures. Many people with physical and hearing disabilities can still qualify for training and there is no upper age limit for qualifying.
What qualifications do I need to fly?
There are three main types of certification, depending on what you would like to achieve in your training. These include a Recreational Pilot License (RPL), a Private Pilot License (PPL) and a Commercial Pilot License (CPL). Most people and flight schools choose to focus primarily on PPL and CPL courses.
At a Part 61 flight school you will be required to do 40 hours of flight training for a PPL and 250 for a CPL, while Part 141 flight school requires 35 and 190 flight hours respectively for each of these licenses. In addition to your flight time, you will have to pass an FAA Third Class medical examination given by an Air Medical Examiner, an FAA written examinations and an oral and flight test given by a FAA Designated Examiner.
What airplanes will I learn on?
There is a range of airplanes available for flight training and these will differ from school to school. At Eagles View Aviation, Inc., the ten expertly maintained training aircraft include single and twin-engine Cessna airplanes.
Flight school at Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey
Monmouth Executive Airport is home to Eagles View flight school. With over 20 years of training experience, dedicated Certified Flight Instructors and a fleet of ten aircraft, we have logged over 68 thousand flight instruction hours and trained many career and recreational pilots.