What Subjects Are Covered at Flight School?

24 June 2019   Learn to Fly

Wondering what you’ll learn about in flight school? Here’s some insight from Monmouth Executive Airport in NJ.

Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)

These are the rules and restrictions set by the federal Aviation Authority (FAA), the body that governs civilian and commercial flight in the USA and form a central role in all levels of pilot training. Some modules – called ‘parts’ – your training will include are Part 61 (certification requirements for pilots and instructors), Part 67 (Medical requirements and certificates for pilots), and Part 91 (General flight and aircraft operation).

The Principles of Flight

Flight is a science and, although the study of flight involves classical physics and mathematics, your approach will be focused on applied physics. This involves studying various maneuvers an aircraft can make and the different forces at work that affect aircraft maneuverability and movement. For example, you’ll study the Bernoulli Principle, which explains how air pressure differences around an aircraft’s body generate lift. You’ll also learn about how cargo stowage, passengers and fuel change aircraft performance.

The Effects of Weather

Every kind of weather, from electrical storms and snow to heat and wind, has an effect on aircraft performance and safety, which is why it is essential that every pilot learns to interpret and act on the weather data they receive. You’ll learn what different conditions mean and how to recognize them, how to act in the event of certain weather conditions, how to identify cloud formations and their classifications, how to identify wind changes and other weather hazards, and much more.

Navigation and Instrumentation

You’ll start by learning the basics of navigation according to Visual Flight Rules (VFR), including learning to identify visual cues, take readings from a magnetic compass, the process of dead reckoning (evaluating your actual position from your last known position), how to use radio navigation, air traffic control radar and flight computers. While every pilot will start off at the basics, this study process becomes more complex and deals with more advanced systems as you progress in your training, especially if you want to become a commercial or private jet pilot.

Looking for a Flight School in NJ? Choose Monmouth Executive Airport

It’s time to start your career as a CFI, amateur pilot, private or commercial airliner pilot at Monmouth Airport’s flight school in NJ!

We have our own FAA certified A&P/IA on premises and our location outside of the crowded New York area airspace designations means that you get to experience clear, uncrowded skies as you learn to fly. Our classes and lessons are led by experienced and fully certified flight instructor dedicated to helping you achieve your dream.

For kids interested in finding out what careers and opportunities are available in the industry, we offer the Monmouth Executive Airport Young Aviators Club. Open to kids aged 8-17 and offering a free flying lesson, this is a fun and informative way of exploring the world of airplanes!

For more information about flying lessons in NJ and how to learn to fly, please visit our website at https://monmouthjetcenter.com/ or contact us today.

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