Tips to help your pilot training go faster and cost less

21 August 2017   Learn to Fly

Whether you want to build a career as a pilot or learn to fly to fulfill a lifelong dream, one thing is for certain – you must have the right finances in place to access the training you need and get in the sky as soon as possible. Here are some tips from Monmouth Executive Airport in NJ on how to make flying lessons more affordable and get your license faster:

• Do your research:

Like colleges and other learning institutions, flight schools offer their courses at different rates. However, this doesn’t mean that you should just go for the cheapest option in your area. After all, you want to make sure that you have access to properly qualified instructors in well-maintained aircraft – and that costs money.

Instead, choose a school with:
o A proven record in flight training,
o A course that fits your timeline, and
o Value-for-money training.

• Dedicate your time:

One way of speeding up the training program is to increase the frequency of your flights and dedicate as much of your time as possible to the training. Working at the same time may seem like a great option but it comes with a cost: less flexibility means less flying, and that means more time recapping previous flights and relearning lessons that have been forgotten due to long breaks between flights.

• Rehearse:

Sitting at a desk? Take some time each day to sit back and think about the lessons you’ve learned, the position of instruments in the cockpit and run through the motions of your previous lessons. This helps to familiarize you with the techniques you’re learning, which is key to feeling more comfortable more quickly in the cockpit. It gives you more time to learn new things in your lessons rather than recapping old lessons.

• Write down your questions:

Arrive home from a lesson and thought of a question you’d like to ask your instructor? Write it down. Instructors appreciate this level of interest and learning. Taking the time to go over questions at the next lesson will help you prepare properly for your test day.

• Get finance:

Many financial institutions offer incentives to students in the forms of loans to help you achieve your qualifications – pilot courses are no different. There are dedicated flight training finance programs that trainees can apply for that make the course more affordable. But, be sure to evaluate all your options to ensure that you get the best payment plan possible.

Expert pilot training at Monmouth Airport Flight School in NJ

When it comes to choosing from the best flight schools in New Jersey, experience is everything. Our flight school has over 20 years of pilot training experience in training professional and amateur pilots in a range of 10 different aircraft, as well as logging over 68,000 flight instruction and rental hours.

We have our own FAA certified A&P/IA on the premises. Our location outside of the crowded New York area airspace designations means that you get to enjoy scenic open skies as you learn to fly.

For more information about our flight school and flying lessons, please visit our website at or contact us today.

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