SQL San Carlos Airport (655 Skyway Blvd Suite 101, San Carlos) Map
PAO Palo Alto Airport (1901 Embarcadero Rd. Suite 100, Palo Alto) Map
How to get started:
1-Take a demo flight (counts towards your flight training)
2-Joine the flying club (I will help you with the paperwork after your demo flight)
3-Schedule lessons with your flight instructor
4-Obtain an FAA medical certificate (see notes below) this can be done at anytime prior to your solo.
CFI: $70 per hour
Airplane: $99-$155 per hour (flight time only, engine start to engine shut down)
Club Membership: $45/Mo. if you fly more than two hours a month otherwise $55/Mo.
1-Starts with a preflight ground lesson covering the flight maneuver/s (approx. 20-30 min)
2-Aircraft preflight,inspect & fuel airplane (10-15 min)
3-Flight portion, practice the maneuver (60-90 min )
4-Post flight briefing, go over the flight maneuvers, fill out log book (20-30 min)
Note: Cross country training flights usually take longer
Private Pilot Training:
1. Be at least 17 years of age. Although you can solo at 16!
2. Be Able to read, write, and converse fluently in English.
3. Obtain at least a third-class FAA medical certificate (similar to a normal check-up but done with an approved
FAA-designated doctor called aviation medical examiners (AME).
4. Receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor or complete a home-study course (such as Gleims's,
Kings DVD's, MS Aviation DVD's).
5. Pass a knowledge test with a score of 70% or better.
6. Accumulate flight experience. Receive a total of 40 hr. of flight instruction and solo flight time, including:
a. 20 hr. of flight training from an authorized flight instructor, including at least
1) 3 hr. of cross country i.e. to other airports
2) 3 hr. at night, including
a) One cross-country flight over 100 NM total distance
b) 10 takeoffs and 10 landings to a full stop at an airport
3) 3 hr. of instrument flight training in an airplane
4) 3 hr. in airplanes in preparation for the private pilot practical test within 60 days prior to a practical flight test
b. 10 hr. of solo flight time in an airplane, including at least:
1) 5 hr. of cross-country flights
2) One solo cross-country flight of at least 150 NM total distance, with full-stop landdings ata minimum of three
points and with one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of at least 50 NM between the
takeoff and landing locations
3) Three solo takeoffs and landings to a full stop at an airport with an operating conttrol tower
7. Receive flight instruction and demonstrate skill. Obtain a logbook sign-off by your CFI on the following areas of operations:
a. Preflight preparation
b. Preflight procedures
c. Airport operations
d. Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds
e. Performance maneuvers
f. Ground reference manuevers
h. Slow flight and stalls
i. Basic instrument maneuvers
j. Emergency operations
k. Night operations
l. Postflight procedures
8. Successfully complete a practical flight test which will be given as a final exam by an FAA inspector or designated pilot examiner.