Accelerated flight training

Hello Everyone! Just some random important thoughts on accelerated flight training today… First off let’s talk about my time frames for completion from zero time til you you have your license in hand versus my competition. I have seen most courses out there range between 15 days to a full month to complete with your license in hand. My course however has about 95% completion time of 10 days and a 95% first time pass rate as well! Now, I don’t want you to think that the first time pass rate is the best metric used to judge the quality of the accelerated training that I provide because it definitely is not. The absolute best standard used to judge the quality of your training is how you can effectively handle the airplane in adverse and emergency situations! That is why I have switched up my training to an almost all cross country flight type of scenarios. This serves many different purposes other than just throwing you into a scenario where you may have to skirt weather enroute to your objective or deal with traffic at an airport where you intend on landing tho. It also serves to keep you from getting bored just cutting holes in the sky like the type of stuff you would be doing at just about any other flight school… Who wouldn’t want to fly to Sedona for lunch? Who wouldn’t want to fly to the grand canyon with their wife or girlfriend to pick up a souvenir? And while we’re at it, why not fly out to Catalina island to do some snorkeling for the afternoon? Your significant other would love that! And it provides you with real world issues enroute that we will have to deal with that you will face out on your own once we are done together… Please checkout my flight training Facebook page for tons of photos of the places that my students and I visit on a regular basis (Facebook.com/flighttraining) and please click on like page so that all my cool pics will post to your news feed. So my normal completion time is ten days and an average of 43 hours of flight but this ten days does also factor in such things as bad weather, mechanichal issues and just about any other issue that could possibly come up as well. The one issue that is most difficult to deal with is if the student doesn’t come prepared or if their mind isn’t in the game for some reason. If that’s the case, you might be looking at twelve days and 50 hours of flight but that still isn’t bad considering the average time is about 6 months and 75 hours of flight time. And so the reason that I’m able to get it done so efficiently you might ask? Well, for starters I have over 11,000 hours of flight training given and most of that has been accelerated training over the years. Another reason is that I use only nice well maintained aircraft in my training courses and if something were to go wrong with our plane, I have a dedicated professional maintenance crew that will get right on any issues we might have immediately. I have been using my same mechanic for about ten years now and I wouldn’t use anybody else on my aircraft. I have tried using other mechs but that always turns out badly so it seems il be stuck with the same crew forever. That’s not such a bad thing tho I guess, they are the best after all!
So feel free to call me on my cell directly at (702)504-6376 if you would like to discuss your options with me, talk to you soon!

Children’s flying camp is now open!

Hello everybody, just wanted to write a thread regarding the aviation children’s discovery course that I have been conducting for a number of years now. This course is designed for kids ages 8+ whose parents want them to get a taste of what it’s like to be a pilot for 5 days. In addition, the course is designed to teach leadership skills, critical thinking as well as independent thinking skills which will spill over onto all aspects of their life well beyond just being a pilot. Unlike “space camp” where the child only gets to play with a few toy simulators, your child will be flying an actual airplane, talking on the radio to an actual air traffic control tower and navigating through busy airspace enroute to many picturesque airports throughout the southwest united states. Up to two parents will be allowed to tag along for all of the training if you wish or you may enjoy your days to yourself in lovely las Vegas. The cost for the 5 day children’s camp runs about $6000 or roughly half of what it would cost to get the actual private pilots license. Your child will learn everything that you would learn while getting the private pilots license but will not be allowed to solo or get the actual license due to age constraints (must be 17). All of our training will be logged and will count as credit towards their license if they choose to get the private or commercial pilots license in the future however. I have conducted quite a few of these courses in the past and they seem to get better and better every time! Feel free to call me directly on my cell at (702) 504-6376 to discuss the course in further detail. Talk to you soon!

My distorted views on flight training versus theirs

Hello everyone,it’s a cold winter day up here in Montana so needless to say I’m stuck on the ground for the next few days. So let me take this time to reflect on why my views on flight training are different than everybody else’s. First off, as an instructor, I do not believe in doing anything more than what I absolutely need to to ensure the safe operation of our flights if it is the students job to do so. I am here to teach the student what they need to do in order to operate that aircraft in an independent manner so it does not serve me to “babysit” the student by doing everything for them. A prime example of this is talking on the radio for my students- the proper amount of ground training before each flight should properly prepare the student to handle the radios so that the instructor almost never needs to help the student out in 95% of all cases. The end result we are striving for is the independence of the student so that they can handle 100% of all tasks involved with operating the aircraft as quickly as possible so that we can use all of our other training time to practice and refine their technique.
Another example is the overall manner in which we conduct our training here at fly accelerated. Everywhere else you go for training, you will most likely just fly out to a training area, do some stalls and other maneuvers (which don’t help anything) then return to your home airport after an hour for a couple of landings then call it a day. The instructor will likely handle all the radio traffic further creating a state of dependence on them. This method will likely take you around 70 hours of flight time, take at least 6 months and cost a fortune. Additionally, you will be ill prepared to fly anywhere other than your home base in anything other than optimal conditions. My method of training puts you in the actual environment that you will be flying in from the very first day- we do our training routine (pattern work, stalls etc) either enroute to our objective airport or at any number of airports that we will fly to in a given training day. We also do about as much ground training as we do flight training as this helps to prepare you for what you will be faced with in the cockpit ahead of time. So the bottom line here is to make your training as real world as possible by actually flying to cool places and have you do as much as humanly possible as early as possible so that you can get a grasp on things as early as possible so that most of our training is just review and practice. Trust me, it’s much funner, safer and cost efficient this way!

Using flight simulators to help master landings

Hello everyone! I know it’s been a long time since I posted but I finally remembered my password after two years! So today I will address using flight sims (like Microsoft or any one you can install on a home pc) for usage as an aid to learning how to land an aircraft in the pursuit of a ppl. I once thought that these types of sims had no bearing on regular landings but after one of my last students (who had difficulty landing) used one to his benefit, I may have to re visit the concept. Using sims removes you from the danger elements involved in landing and can actually teach you some of the finer points in a safer more relaxed (cheaper too!) environment. I will experiment with this over the next few months and report my findings here as soon as they become available! Will be talking soon!