Become a Pilot

Future Flyers of Connecticut offers flight training programs for the following certificates and ratings:

Private Pilot
Pilot in Light Aircraft

A Private Pilot Certificate allows you to fly almost anywhere within the United States with passengers during the day or night, up to altitudes of 18,000' while observing VFR (visual flight rules). 

 

Requirements

- Be at least 17 years of age

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Obtain at least a current third-class medical certificate

- Receive a minimum of 40 hours of flight time including training and          solo flight

- Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test

Instrument Rating
Airplane Above the Clouds

An Instrument Rating allows a Certificated Private Pilot to Fly under a different set of conditions and rules known as IFR (Instrument Flight Rules). These rules facilitate the ability to fly within the clouds at the direction of Air Traffic Controllers.

 

Requirements

- Be at least 17 years of age

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- At least 50 hours of cross-country time as pilot in command

- Receive a minimum of 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time

- At least 15 hours of instrument flight training in the aircraft category for the rating sought. 

- Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test

Commercial Pilot
Takeoff

As the name implies a commercial pilot certificate allows a pilot to fly as a professional pilot commercially.

 

Requirements

- Be at least 18 years of age

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Obtain at least a current third-class medical certificate

- Receive a minimum of 100 hours of flight time as pilot in command

- Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test

Certified Flight Instructor

Certified Flight Instructors are allowed to provide flight instruction to student pilots.

 

Requirements

- Be at least 18 years of age

- Hold a commercial pilot certificate

- Hold an instrument rating (for helicopter CFI)

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Obtain at least a current third-class medical certificate

- Have logged at least 250 hours (200 for helicopters) and the required        training for the CFI rating per FAA regulations

- Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test