Part 61 Flight Training

Part 61

Part 61

Part 61 concerns the requirements for certification for pilots, flight instructors and ground instructors. It regulates several types of licenses as to who is eligible, and it establishes the aeronautical knowledge requirements and flight time requirements.

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Private Pilot

A Private Pilot Certificate, issued by the FAA, allows individuals to fly aircraft for personal or recreational purposes. It requires completion of flight training and meeting specific requirements, including a minimum of 40 flight hours. Private pilots can act as pilot-in-command, carry passengers, and operate within certain limitations. Additional ratings and endorsements can be pursued to expand flying capabilities, and maintaining currency and recency requirements is necessary. The certificate serves as a foundation for further advancement in aviation and provides the opportunity to enjoy the freedom of flight while adhering to safety regulations.

The FAA Private Pilot (PPL) course is a 42-flight hour course to take you from your first flight in an airplane to a fully certified FAA Private Pilot. All training is performed one-on-one with your FAA authorized instructor in our fleet of Garmin Equipped Cessna 172 aircraft.

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A Private Pilot Certificate, issued by the FAA | MFT

Instrument Rating

An Instrument Rating allows pilots to fly in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) using only the aircraft instruments for navigation and control under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). The rating requires additional training, including a minimum flight experience of 50 cross country hours and 40 hours of IFR training, including instrument approaches, navigation procedures, and the ability to operate in controlled airspace. Holding an Instrument Rating enhances a pilot’s skills, improves safety, and enables them to fly in a wider range of weather conditions and airspace.

The FAA Instrument Rating (IFR) course is a 42-flight hour course with 10 hours of BATD simulator to prepare the student for instrument flight.

Prerequisites: 50 hours cross country PIC.

Commercial Pilot Airplane Single Engine – Initial Course

A Commercial Pilot Certificate is an advanced pilot certificate that allows individuals to fly aircraft for compensation or hire. It builds upon the foundation of a Private Pilot Certificate and requires additional training and experience of 250 hours total flight time. The certificate entails a higher level of knowledge and skill in areas such as advanced aircraft systems, aerodynamics, flight maneuvers, flight planning, and crew resource management. Commercial pilots can pursue various career paths, such as becoming a flight instructor, charter pilot, or airline pilot. The certificate is an important step towards a professional aviation career and opens up opportunities for more advanced training and ratings.

The FAA Commercial Pilot (CPL) course is a 26.3-flight hour course to make you a fully certified FAA Commercial Pilot. All training is performed one-on-one with your FAA authorized instructor in our fleet of Garmin and Avidyne Equipped Cessna and Cirrus training aircraft.

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Commercial Pilot Multi Engine (Initial Course)

The FAA Commercial Pilot (CPL) course is a 25-flight hour course to make you a fully certified FAA Commercial Multi-Engine Pilot. All training is performed one-on-one with your FAA authorized instructor in our fleet of Garmin Equipped Tecnam P2006T trainer aircraft.

 

Commercial Single Engine (Add-On Rating)

The FAA Commercial Pilot (CPL) single-engine add-on course is an 5 lesson course, making you a fully certified FAA Commercial Single-Engine Pilot. All training is performed one-on-one with your FAA authorized instructor in our fleet of Garmin Equipped Cessna 172 trainer aircraft.

 

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Commercial Multi Engine (Add-On Rating)

The FAA Commercial Pilot (CPL) multi-engine add-on course is a 5 lesson course, making you a fully certified FAA Commercial Multi-Engine Pilot. All training is performed one-on-one with your FAA authorized instructor in our fleet of Garmin Equipped Tecnam P2006T or Beechcraft 76 Duchess trainer aircraft.

Airline Transport Pilot

An Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate is the highest level of pilot certification in the United States and signifies the highest level of pilot competence and experience. The ATP Certificate requires a significant amount of flight experience, including a minimum total flight time of 1500 flight hours, multi-engine flight time, and cross-country flight time. It also mandates passing a comprehensive knowledge and practical test administered by the FAA. The ATP Certificate is an important milestone for pilots aspiring to work in commercial airline operations and represents the pinnacle of their aviation career. The FAA Airline Transport Pilot course is train-to-proficiency based on the prior completion of an ATP-CTP course. We offer the ATP Certificate in Tecnam P2006T Multi-Engine trainer aircraft. The ATP-CTP course is a prerequisite to complete the flight training portion of the ATP certificate.

Rotor Transition

The rotor transition program is designed to transition from a commercial helicopter with instrument rating to a fixed wing commercial multi & single engine land instrument airplane. MFT uses an in-house guide which allows the use of our current syllabi under Part 61 to complete all the requirements necessary to add airplane privileges to a rotorcraft certificate.

Finish-Up Programs

A private pilot finish-up program is a condensed training course designed for individuals who have already started their private pilot training but have not completed all the requirements for the Private Pilot Certificate. MFT will tailor the program to the specific needs of each student which will focus on completing the remaining flight hours, refining flight maneuvers, and preparing for the FAA practical exam. The program includes a review of previously covered material, additional flight training as needed. Intensive study and practice sessions may be required to ensure that the student is fully prepared to pass the practical exam and obtain their Private Pilot Certificate. The goal of the finish-up program is to help students complete their training efficiently and effectively and achieve their private pilot goals.

Discovery Flights

A discovery flight program offers individuals an opportunity to experience aviation firsthand by taking a short introductory flight. It is designed to provide a taste of what it’s like to be in the pilot’s seat and to ignite interest in aviation. During a discovery flight, participants typically receive a pre-flight briefing, where they learn about basic aircraft controls and safety procedures. They then have the chance to take control of the aircraft under the guidance of a certified flight instructor, who handles takeoff, landing, and any complex maneuvers. Discovery flights offer a unique perspective of the skies and can be customized to suit the individual’s preferences, such as focusing on scenic views or practicing basic flight maneuvers. The program aims to provide an exciting and educational experience for those considering pursuing further flight training or a career in aviation.

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