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LEARN TO FLY

  • An Introductory Flight is the first step into the exciting world of aviation. Whether you’re just curious about what it’s like to fly a small airplane, or have the goal of a lifelong aviation career…An Introductory Flight at Flight School Jackson will introduce you to all the thrills aviation has to offer.

    This is for the person who is reasonably certain he or she wants to pursue flight training, but just wants to be sure before committing too much time, money, or effort.​​

    Your journey begins as you join one of our certificated flight instructors spending a little time on the ground discussing the basics of flying and then you will head off on your flying adventure.

    After an aircraft preflight inspection, you’ll take the pilot’s seat in one of our aircraft.  With you at the controls, your instructor will provide assistance as you experience the thrill of takeoff.

     

    For the next 60 minutes the airplane is in your hands . . . your instructor will first demonstrate and then observe you perform basic flying maneuvers while you enjoy the marvelous view. Your intro flight could be the first step to becoming a Private Pilot; it may be the realization of your lifelong dream.

    $150.00   Introductory Flight Includes:

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    • 1 hour flying an airplane

    • ½ hour flying a simulator

    • One-on-one questions with school director

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  • A private pilot certificate is for those who have always wanted to fly and is the starting point for those who have higher aviation goals.

    Many private pilots are interested in flying for fun and flying a variety of different aircraft. Others learn to fly so they are able to use an aircraft to support their business or professional interests, like flying themselves to meetings to cut down on travel time. Whatever the goal, private pilots have many options.

     

    A private pilot certificate is the certificate held by the majority of active pilots in the USA. It allows command of any aircraft weighing less than 12,500 lbs, (subject to appropriate ratings) for any non-commercial purpose and gives almost unlimited authority to fly under visual flight rules (VFR). A private pilot may carry passengers and flight in furtherance of a business. However, a private pilot may not be compensated for services as a pilot. Passengers are only allowed to pay a pro-rata share of flight expenses, such as fuel or rental costs.

    With a private pilot certificate, a pilot can rent aircraft from Flight School Jackson and fly anywhere in the US. A private pilot certificate is the minimum requirement for adding other ratings and more advanced certificates. Flight School of Jackson offers most of the advanced certificates and ratings. Popular advancements include: technically advanced avionics aircraft, tailwheel endorsement, and Cirrus training.

    Private pilot training involves two main components – ground school and flight training. Ground school is accomplished in our classroom. It teaches you all the background information that all pilots need to know, but are not easily taught in the air. Topics covered during ground school include: regulations, airplane systems, navigation, aerodynamics, weather theory, and radio communications.

     

    Typically 3-hour lessons are scheduled during which students will log 1-2 hours of flight time. Each lesson is structured to cover the specific maneuvers needed to master in order to earn a certificate. This training prepares the student to take both the written and practical tests. Certification is achieved upon successful completion of these two tests.

    Flight School Jackson has Cessna aircraft in which students can learn to fly. Our aircraft have options for every person, purpose, and budget.

    That’s very much dependent on each student. Flying regularly and studying at home shortens the amount of time in the air and time with an instructor on the ground substantially. Flying a minimum of two, 3-hour lessons per week, a student can expect to have their certificate in approximately 6 months. For people doing flight training for a professional pilot career, contact us for a more detailed training curriculum.

    To begin you’ll need:

    • Course Training Materials (we recommend Flight School of Jackson’ Complete Essentials bundle)

    • Proof of U.S. citizenship or TSA approval


    Prior to your first solo flight, you’ll need:

    • FAA third class Medical Certificate

    • FAA Student Pilot Certificate


    Before your final checkride, you will need to:

     

    • Be 17 years old

    • Have a minimum of 40 hours flight time – including 20 hours of flight instruction and 10 hours of solo flight

    • Pass the FAA Private Pilot written exam

    • Learn basic flight maneuvers, take offs and landings, cross country flying, pilotage, dead reckoning, VOR and GPS navigation, and basic instrument flying

    • Learn aeronautical decision-making, safety of flight considerations, basic aviation weather information, basic aerodynamics, and airport operation

  • Passing the FAA Knowledge Test is Easy with FSJ: Are you one of the many that are trying to pass the test on your own? How is that going? Many of our students have said:

    “I wish I would have taken your ground school class or one-on-one instruction from the start!”

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    Stop torturing yourself and call us to dedicate a weekend to just get it done. Our classroom programs have been designed for you.

     

    Let our Instructors prepare you with our specialized texts and explanation of the material so you can – triumphantly and confidently – put the exam behind you. Don’t get nervous! The FAA knowledge test consists of multiple choice questions and is taken on a computer. It’s a very straight forward exam—if you study, then you will do just fine.​

    Experience Our Weekend Classroom Method

    • Classes are large enough to allow for pilot camaraderie, yet small enough to allow for the personal attention needed to complete the course.

    • Classes held monthly at Flight School of Jackson.

    • Classes are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 8am-5pm. (We will break 1 hour for lunch)

    • Prepare for the written test.

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    We offer the following knowledge classes and dates:

     

    Private Pilot​​​​

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    • February 2-4

    • March 1-3

    • April 5-7

    • May 3-5

    • June 7-9

Our Expertise

Premier Flight Instruction

Recognized as the headquarters for flight instruction, we cater to various flying goals – whether for fun, faster family visits, business trips, or a professional pilot career.​​

Ideal Learning Environment

Situated at Jackson County Airport - Reynolds Field, we offer moderate weather conditions and manageable air traffic, providing an optimal learning experience.