I think I want to learn to fly. How can I try flying before I commit to training?
This is a great question. We offer a great solution for this, it's called a Introductory Flight. On this flight you will be with a Certified Flight Instructor who will allow you to fly the airplane and teach you basic control on the airplane. It is an instructional flight that can go into your logbook! Cost is $130 and will last around 1 hour.
How long will it take me to get my Private Pilot License?
The key to obtaining your license in the shortest amount of time possible, is consistency. If you commit to train 2-3 times a week, you will get through your training in 6-9 months. If you want to get it sooner, train more often each week. The FAA requires that you have a minimum of 40 hours flight time to take a checkride for your Private Pilot License. However the national average is closer to 70 hours. At FSJ, we want to get you to your license in the shortest amount of time possible, but to do it in the safest manner at the same time.
How much does it cost to get a Private Pilot License?
There are many variables that affect the actual cost. As mentioned above how consistency will save you time, it actually will save you cost as well. Type of aircraft will also play into the final cost of obtaining your license. You can see all of our prices here.
What's the difference in the Sport Pilot and Private Pilot licenses?
One of the biggest differences between the Sport Pilot and Private Pilot license is the number of hours required to obtain each license. The Sport Pilot license only requires 20 hours of training while the Private Pilot license requires a minimum of 40 hours of training. However the national average for Sport Pilot is closer to 35-40 hours. You can see our pricing for the Sport Pilot License here.
When can I start?
You can start immediately! Call 214.817.1055 to set up your training.
Does ITP do advanced training?
We do all levels of fixed wing training from Sport Pilot through Commercial and Certified Flight Instructor. We also do multi-engine training and endorsements for complex, high-performance, spins and more.
Do you offer groundschool?
We do teach groundschool! However for preparation for the written tests, we have partnered with Sporty's Aviation for their award winning video-based groundschool, and Jason Schappert and MZeroA Online Groundschool. We have great success with our students using both of these resources! Reach out to us and we will help get you set up.
Does ITP offer financing?
Yes we do for our professional track students! Meritize financing has become our premier partner to work with our career minded students! Please reach out to them here or give us a call at 214.817.1055.
How are the airplanes maintained?
ITP has it's own full-time mechanics who perform regular FAA mandated inspections and all repairs.
How does scheduling for flights/training sessions work?
You will schedule and book your own training sessions and flights. You know your schedule better than we do, and you can see ITP's full schedule at any given moment. It's most efficient and beneficial to let our students and pilots make their own reservations.