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Pre Arrival Checklist

Here is a checklist of items that we would like to have done before you show up for your first day of training. If you do not have some of items on this list when you show up, we can help you get everything in order once you arrive. Just keep in mind that it may add to the amount of time it takes to complete your training...

1. Complete the private pilots or instrument rating knowledge test. You can find the study guides for these by going here- Free on the app store iPad     PPL Study Buddy Android.

Let me know when you're scoring consistently in the 90% range and we will send an endorsement to your testing facility. Find your nearest testing location and Register for the test here


2. You need to get your third class medical certificate by going to to register your account then going to to find your nearest medical examiner. Be sure to get a first class medical if you plan on becoming a commercial pilot someday.


3. Get a subscription to foreflight and download the program to your iPad (iPad mini is best with the premium foreflight Foreflight. Go to EFB (electronic flight bag) and choose the performance plus option. Get familiar with app by watching these videos- Foreflight video 1,  Foreflight video 2.


4. Apply for your student pilot certificate by creating an account at you will need to contact me after you set up your account so I can get you recommended and endorsed.


5. Purchase or download a poh/afm for the aircraft to be used for your training.


6. To hold your training course date, a security deposit of $1500 is required once a date has been set. 


7. Be sure to study my Private Pilot Study guide! Also purchase your pre tabbed FAR/AIM here...


8. Ensure your aircraft inspections are up to date, all ADs complied with and that your plane is in good overall mechanical condition (if using your own aircraft).


Arrival Checklist 

1. Passing knowledge test report.

2. Third class medical certificate or better.

3. iPad (mini is best) with foreflight app installed.

4. Student pilot certificate (or at least have applied for one).

5. Headset (Lightspeed makes the best by far).

6. Proof of U.S. Citizenship (valid us passport or birth certificate).

7. Credit/debit card for fuel. 

8. Logbook with previous logged experience if applicable.

9. Note book/note pad

10. $100 in fives or tens for tipping the ground handlers.

11. Deposit ($1500) to hold your date range. 

12.Aircraft logbooks and arow paperwork if using your plane.

13. knee board and a box of pens. Squirrel them all over the plane, your pockets and anywhere else you can think of.

14. A good attitude!

The daily rate for training is $750/day plus aircraft rental (usually $120-$220/hour depending on aircraft being flown).


Checklist will change depending on which license or rating you are working on but I will let you know what you need for each one.