ADVICE FOR PILOTS

ADVICE FOR PILOTS

  • Contact your local flying schools and or clubs.

 

  • Visit their web site.

 

  • Visit them and ask lots of questions, no question is unreasonable

 

  • Do they offer full or part time training, to accommodate you.
  • What type of planes do they have to fly
  • How many planes do they have for training
  • What class 1,2,3,4 of instructors are on staff. “experience levels” and how many.
  • How busy are they, can they accommodate your schedule for training.
  • Ground school when and how often and who is the instructor.
  • What has been their success rate for passing transport Canada written tests.
  • How many flight hours has it typical taken for past students to achieve their goals.
  • Do they offer only PPL training, or further training to obtain CPL, multi, IFR.
  • Airport they train at: is it class C airspace, is there a local designated airspace for training near by.
  • Hows their turn over of instructors.

 

  • Look at reviews online of schools. Always look at reviews as one source of info.

 

  • Go to your local airport, find and talk to pilots or students training and ask them how their training went and where. Pilots love talking about them selves and love talking about flying, especially to layman wanting to learn to fly. Maybe you will get a flight with them.

 

  • Ask yourself the question? Is this the life style you want. You are making a big investment in money and your time.

 

  • Once you started your training, try to stick to one instructor if you can. Remember most instructors come and go, as airlines and chartered companies are in need of pilots. So expect them to move on. However there are schools out there that have full time dedicated instructors, who choose to teach for a living, because its their passion.

 

  • In S.A.F.E. data base we have over 130 schools and clubs from coast to coast. There is plenty to choose from, find the one that works for you.

 

  • Once you have selected your school, and you are using us for financing, apply on line, get your required documents in to us, and we will advance the funding to your school of choice.

 

  • If your determined to get your license, fly, fly and fly. The more you fly the faster you will learn.

 

  • If your waiting for your next pay cheque to fly, this process will take you forever and will cost you more hours in the air. If you fly only once a week, you will be spending the first 20 minutes what you forgot from the last lesson.

 

  • Especially at the start, before you do your first solo flight, book 4 flights a week. One will get cancelled due to weather, mechanical.

 

  • If its a busy school, book flights, weeks in advance. But make sure you give them proper notice if you can not make a flight. “They may charge you as a no show”

 

  • Ground school is very important. You will be writing multiple choose Canadian transportation test. The school will have practice tests for you.

 

  • Transport Canada minimum required hours for your PPL is 45 hours. Don’t count on you achieving this. The average pilot receives their PPL in 60 hours. So budget for 60 hours and if you do your due diligence and achieve it in less hours, thats money for further training.

 

  • If you do not require the full 10K from us, let us now in your application, we can reduce your payments to accommodate your budget.

 

  • There are many grants and scholarships available, source them out.

 

  • At present there is a pilot shortage and this will only get worse in coming years, and their wages are expect to increase substantially.

 

  • There are many types of pilot jobs out there. Airline, domestic and international, corporate, bush pilots, instructors, ferry pilots, test pilots, astronauts. THE SKY AND BEYOND IS THE LIMIT.

 

MAKE THE BEST OF YOUR TRAINING