Become a Pilot

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

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Private Pilot

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 16 years of age to solo and 17 years of age to obtain license

- 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

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Instrument Rating

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

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Commercial Pilot

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

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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

 

Learn to Fly 

Discovery Flights!

Your Professional, Certified Flight Instructor will show you how to preflight the aircraft and then get you seated and comfortable for taxiing and take off!! Once in the air, with your instructor's guidance, you'll be given the opportunity to actually fly the plane on your own, navigate the skies and enjoy the view before coming in for that perfect landing!

 

On your Demonstration Flight you'll Learn about:

  • Starting procedures

  • Radio communications

  • Taxiing

  • Before takeoff check

  • Normal and crosswind takeoff and climb

  • Effect and use of primary flight controls and trim

  • Aircraft maneuvers & collision avoidance procedures

  • Aircraft landing

  • Parking and securing the aircraft

 

(This flight will take you within a 25 mile radius of the Simsbury Airport.)

DON'T MISS THIS EXCITING
OPPORTUNITY
TO TAKE TO THE SKIES!