Are You Unsure About Starting Flight Training?
Some aspiring pilots may hesitate to begin their flight training due to some misconceptions about what flight training is all about. Some may think that a pilot’s license is only for the wealthy, or “natural born pilots”, or that it requires full time dedication to training. So let’s look at how flight training works.
First, and most importantly, most people have the necessary skills to become a pilot. Piloting a plane does not require any extraordinary skills. A willingness to learn is one of the most important attributes common to all pilots. And, at Vector Aviation, we do our primary training in Cessna aircraft, which are very stable aircraft built to the standards student pilots are looking for. Surprisingly enough, the basic controls are instinctive. New students are pleasantly surprised to realize how intuitive the controls are.
We Offer Flexible Flight Training Schedules
At Vector Aviation, our schedules are very flexible. Most of our students have full time jobs, families, and other responsibilities. We work around your schedule, and fly seven days a week. Each lesson takes about two hours, which most people can work into their schedules. While we encourage students to fly as often as possible, ideally several times per week, we realize that is not always possible and we work with your schedule.
The Vector Aviation Flight Training Process
You may be wondering about the flight training process. We use the building block approach. That is, we build a solid foundation of basic flying skills before moving on to the more advanced skills. Our approach is very structured to ensure that everyone feels comfortable with your skill level. You will start out by flying with an instructor to build your foundation. As you progress through the basics, your first exciting benchmark will be your solo flight. That is, you will be flying the airplane alone, but with the supervision of your instructor. Your solo is a big accomplishment, and is a day you will remember forever.
Next, you will begin the more advanced skills, such as cross country flight, instrument flight, night flight, and flying into larger airports. This is really an exciting time in your training. Finally, you will begin preparation for your checkride. You will feel confident in your abilities, as your instructor has been preparing you for this day since your very first flight. Nothing beats that feeling of accomplishment when you are handed your pilots license, and you are a fully certificated pilot!