What Does it Take to Get Started Flying? [Steps] [Quick Info]
Probably the best way to get started in aviation is to first schedule and fly a Discovery Flight. It is difficult to evaluate the flight training experience as a dispassionate external "consumer." You really have to get in the plane and give it a try (with an experienced flight instructor on board to guide you) so you know what you are getting into. This is your opportunity to see and fly the planes as well as meet the staff and other flight students. Ask all of your questions; 99.9% of people love the experience and can't wait to get started learning to fly!
After your Discovery Flight
, we need you to join our organization to continue. This provides you with a million dollars of insurance (solo or dual) and you become part-owner of our eight aircraft. The additional benefits are so diverse it is hard to describe (or "sell" to be truthful!) You become part of this amazing family of fliers
. You can hop in a plane with a member and go to lunch while you are in your training and learn a lot from the experience (you are not in the "hot seat" and will be able to observe and absorb the aviation experience.) Pilot mentors help you throughout your training and share tips about how to organize and progress (we all learned just like YOU at one time!
) Learning to fly involves more than just you and your aircraft, it is how to flourish fully and safely in this new exciting world. The club also provides a facility with a simulator, five computers on line and iPads
fully equipped for navigation. This is where we learn but also meet and socialize. Some of this is aviation specific, but some isjust plain fun get-togethers...join our wonderful aviation family. See our page on how to get started
for more specific information.
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