Begin your flight training
Once you have selected a flight school, the real fun and educational transfer can begin. FSANA recommends that you try to fly at least 1-2 times every week as your schedule and funds permit. There is no rule that requires a student learner to fly once, twice or more per week. Studies have shown that the best learning and retention takes place during the early days of flight training when the learner has higher levels of engagement with the training environment.
There is no regulation or rule that states that your flight training must be completed in so many days or months. Some people take a year or more to earn their first pilot certificate. In the end, you need to do what is best for you. Learning to fly is not a sprint. It should be fun and the beginning of a road to lifelong learning.
Schedule your introductory flight
Thumbs up, you have made the decision that you want to learn to fly. Now it’s time to take your first aero step
— an introductory flight
with a certified flight instructor. You may be totally comfortable as a passenger in a 150-seat airliner but being in the front seat will provide a whole new dimension for you. Maybe you will decide that flying is simply not your cup of tea. That’s OK, at least you know you tried and had the experience. But we’re betting, you take to the sky.
The cost of an introductory flight ranges between $75-$150 depending on the flight school.
Just so you know, a quality flight school will not conduct an introductory flight if the weather is not conducive for a reasonably comfortable experience. High winds, rain, poor visibility and/or turbulent conditions are not conducive for a first flight in the cockpit.
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