…fly 46 hours and pass 6 theoretical test papers, pass the English language proficiency test and a verbal exam. Sounds a lot when you read it, but trust me, it can be done and is not that difficult. So far all the students that I have trained over the years have passed, gotten their wings. All what is needed is some effort and determination.
Age is not that important, I had students that where above the 60 years and others as young as 17. (Minimum age to get a Student Pilots License issued by the Department of Civil Aviation) Our Chief Ground Insructor will adjust the theoretical classes to your needs and learning speed. Same goes with the flying lessons.
….but I wear glasses…. that is not an issue either. Lots of pilots wear glasses, I have glasses as well and need to wear them and that is ok. You will get your medical certificate even you have to wear glasses that look like coke bottle bottoms. You can NOT be color blind, but glasses are ok.
I am too short, to fat, too old, too tall… I heard it all before. Don’t make decisions based on rumors, decide on facts. We are here to give you these facts and will help you to get you airborne and get your license in the shortest period of time possible.
Your flight training will be one-on-one basis with your instructor. The schedule is flexible and all up to you. You will get your account and make your own booking on-line when you are ready. We are only taking a limited amount of students to ensure that YOUR progress is our Mission.
The theoretical training is broken down into 6 subjects and conducted every week for 80 hours twice a year. For all subjects ground classes will be held as per the schedule (click here)
….but I am busy and can not attend the classes. Again not a problem our Ground instructor will come to your house, office or anywhere you like to learn and bring along all the stuff you need to get ready for your lessons.
Flight training for the fixed wing PPL is done six days a week, 52 weeks a year. AAFC is proud to be able to finish keen students in as short of a time frame as 8 weeks as we are limiting the students per Instructor to 6 persons only. Primary training aircraft is a Cessna 150 M as well as a 172P, 180 horse power upgraded by Airplanes engine, equipped with a full IFR panel, GPS and Auto Pilot. Other aircrafts are a Piper Warrior, a TB20 as well as a Cessna 172M. For the advanced pilot a Cessna 182 is used to do training on variable pitch props.
Head of Training is Andreas Walther, a German national and a veteran Pilot with lots of hours under his belt and more than 3000 hours as a Flight Instructor. Andreas holds various licenses are aerobatic rated and is happy to take you on a loop as soon as our aerobatic aircraft has arrived.
We will be flying a Cessna 172P 1985 with the Penn Yan overhauled and Air Planes upgraded to a 180 horsepower engine, with a 76 inch Sensenich propeller. Or the more economic solution, our Cessna 150, and all the training will be step by step.