Our staple aircraft is the SLSA. It burns about 4 GPH, can be a challenge to fly at the same time be a serious IFR machine for building serious time. We do not charge different rates for different aircraft of the same type.
The Twin is coming!
We know that there is a huge difference between IFR/VFR and real IMC flying. The best place to get real IFR is in a twin at night.
Everyone has a different tolerance for hours per day of flying. Accelerated is the fastest but most demanding routine.
A crew of two pilots, will have a 6 hour shift every 18 hours. This averages to about 7.5 hours every 24 hour day. In just 38 days you can log about 250 hours.
On a budget and need some income? Being a reserve pilot is an alternative. You will most likely get 250 hours in ~90 days and during your downtime, we will try to keep you busy and pay you for your time. No guarantees. This allows us to put you into seats that become empty for one reason or another or to ferry aircraft as required.
If you would like to learn how to work, inspect an aircraft and its engine, this is a great opportunity. We conduct 100 hour inspections every 5 days and we try to do it in 6 hours using two or three people. A LSAMR will train you on how to do various inspections, change breaks, oil and so on. Always under the watchful eye of the staff mechanic. We pay you based upon your experience and ability.
We were asked to provide a solution for local pilots thus the 130 hrs in 44 day program. You can live locally and fly on pre-scheduled flights with a crew member.
All other programs require accomodations.
All flights are maned with two pilots. The PIC is under the hood and the co-pilot is the safety pilot. It is our responsibility to make sure you have a good co-pilot.
Ferry pilots receive a $500 trip expense to get to the airport and pay for accommodations while en route. Flight time is charged as normal hours against your flight program.
Upon submission of your reservation, we will invoice you via email. Final payment is due within 10 days of your reservation. Prices vary by number of seats available and days to start date. The longer you wait, the more likely it will cost to reserve your seat. Just like the airlines. Our low prices depend upon matching you with a co-pilot for every flight. If we are short a seat, it could cancel another pilot's opportunity to fly.
Due to the flight crew schedules of 6 hours flying and 12 hours rest/relax, pilots understand night flying is required by the Camp and by the FAA.
Some aircraft may be equipped with parachutes and some may not. All pilots will be trained on how and when to either deploy a parachute or place your aircraft into Parachute Flight Mode to reduce the impact of a crash landing if the need arises.
Delays due to weather, winds or other acts of god, will automatically extend the camp period days.
Any such delays are at our expense for lodging and meals if they occur during the camping period.
This does not apply to students who are providing their own lodging.
All sales are final 7 days prior to start date.
Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing 14 days prior to start date. No refunds for missed flights.
Camp start dates are flexible by up to 7 days. If delayed longer than 7 days your camping period will be cancelled. In such cases your deposit will be 100% refunded within 7 days.
Due to unexpected weather issues, downtime of aircraft, etc. camp start dates are subject to change without notice.