Posts Tagged ‘flight school’

I haven’t flown for over 3 years, I wanna get it done this time. How much will it cost me?

May 24, 2010

The “feeling of accomplishment” is always something that make you feel great.  And may be that’s why alot of pilots and gonna-be-pilots keep flying! 

The moment that you start an engine you hear the sound that shakes you up. You get the sensation very similar to those you get at your favorite artists concert.  There’s a lot of noise but the moment everybody hears the “key sound,” you know it’s time to get up on your feet.

As you prepare for takeoff, it’s just like the prelude. When Air Traffic Controller say, “Cleared for Takeoff;” the heat is on!

The more you do it the more you wanna do it. When you get the hang of it, you wanna do-it-yourself.  When you know you can do-it-yourself, then you wanna do it better and better and better!

What’s your next level of accomplishment in aviation? If you already started your training but stopped for whatever reason, how about you start again from where you left off. It’s guaranteed satisfaction when you pass that checkride and get your pilot certificate in your mailbox.

Here’s the current hourly rate sheet for aircraft rental.  Email us or visit us and bring your pilot logbook in along with you.  Let us see if you can get your pilot license this summer or sooner.

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Which book do I need to buy?

April 27, 2010

Well, this is a hard question to answer.  But, let’s put it this way.

Flight Training can be based on “per Flight Instructor” or “per Flight School.” If the Flight School is and FAA Approved Part 141 Flight School, the training is based on “per Flight School.”  If the Flight School is not a FAA Approved Part 141 and operates based on Part 61, your flight training can be based on the Flight School but ultimately, based on “per flight instructor.”

So, depending on the operation, the books that the instructor favors and books that the flight school favors and must stick to, could be the same or may vary.  Either way, all the books that you use to “STUDY” towards your FAA Pilot Certificate should be ultimately based on various books and publication that our fully supported or recommended by the Federal Aviation Administrator(FAA); the Civil Aviation Authority in the U.S.

The FAA website(as of today), actually has a fair amount of, or more like just about everything, available through downloadable PDF files when it comes to Handbooks that you are looking for and other publications that explain certain subject matters(AC=Advisory Circulars) for FREE!  Those that have no problems reading books and documents through your computer screen will probably find out that these files are amazingly cost effective and at the same time, “full-of-information.”  For those that like to read though “books” they are also available.  If you would like to purchase them, you can get them at any pilot shop that you find online, or just call us or visit us to purchase the book from our pilot shop at the flight school.

Once you have looked into all the FAA Publications and Documents(which are too many…), and you decide that you want to get more insight of how to interpret many of the theories that you learn, look into various books that you find as you surf on the internet.  All of the books are great.  It’s just a matter of if the information provided in the book is at your level to read.  I guess that why they have the term, “pilot journey.”  Sometimes, information that you read doesn’t “click-in” unless you read it and see it at the right timing. Keep all the books that you buy in your aviation bookshelf.

Most of the FAA Handbooks today have specific product numbers on them.  They look something like this: FAA-8083-***.

If you’d like to really know which handbook you need, just email us and we can guide you!
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Do you have a large group of students in one classroom or do you have a small group class? I learn better with one-on-one based sessions with a teacher. Can you offer one-on-one instruction?

February 10, 2010

YES— We believe one-on-one lessons are very important for student pilots to understand what they are learning. In some cases, we do provide small group classes as necessary.

Flight Training in El Monte, California 91731
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Part 141 and Part 61 Flight School
Universal Air Academy (Los Angeles California USA)
4233 Santa Anita Ave. Unit#13
El Monte, CA 91731 USA

How many instructors do you have? How much flight time do they have? Are they good?

February 10, 2010

YES— At Universal Air Academy, we have experienced instructors with thousands of hours, and also fresh instructors that know exactly what the FAA Examiners are looking for in pilots that fly today.

How many times can I fly per day? Do you always have an aircraft available?

February 10, 2010

YES— You can fly as much as you want in one day, however, you might encounter situations where there might be scheduling conflicts between you and another student/customer that booked an aircraft just before you did. Otherwise an aircraft is always available for you.

Flight Training in El Monte, California 91731
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Part 141 and Part 61 Flight School
Universal Air Academy (Los Angeles California USA)
4233 Santa Anita Ave. Unit#13
El Monte, CA 91731 USA

I don’t live in Southern California/USA. Do you offer any housing or accommodation?

February 10, 2010

NO / YES, Now we do.We will be more than happy to recommend motels and hotels in the vicinity of El Monte Airport. However, we do not offer housing for non-local trainees at this time. We now do provide housing and/or accommodation for your stay during your flight training at the flight school.

Flight Training in El Monte, California 91731
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Part 141 and Part 61 Flight School
Universal Air Academy (Los Angeles California USA)
4233 Santa Anita Ave. Unit#13
El Monte, CA 91731 USA

I’m looking at a brochure/publication that I picked-up at an airport but your rates on the AD are not the same as the rates on the website? Where can I get the most current rates? On the web?

February 10, 2010

NO— Although we try to keep our publications and website as accurate as possible, the only way to get the most current rates is to contact us via phone or online chat.

Flight Training in El Monte, California 91731
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Part 141 and Part 61 Flight School
Universal Air Academy (Los Angeles California USA)
4233 Santa Anita Ave. Unit#13
El Monte, CA 91731 USA

I’m thinking of purchasing your Private Pilot Package in a Cessna 152. Are there any other costs that I should be aware of upon starting my flight training?

February 10, 2010

YES— Unless otherwise specified, packages do not include fees such as medical examination fees and practical test fees.

Flight Training in El Monte, California 91731
Flight Training in La Verne, California 91750
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Part 141 and Part 61 Flight School
Universal Air Academy (Los Angeles California USA)
4233 Santa Anita Ave. Unit#13
El Monte, CA 91731 USA

I was on the internet and purchased a home-study course DVD set. Was that a good idea?

February 10, 2010

YES— Today, there are many helpful products for you to learn about becoming a pilot. We encourage you to read, listen, watch and research any of the home-study courses. They will give you a great foundation of basic to advanced aviation knowledge, which is what any “safe pilot” is all about: “knowledge.”

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Flight Training in El Monte, California 91731
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Part 141 and Part 61 Flight School
Universal Air Academy (Los Angeles California USA)
4233 Santa Anita Ave. Unit#13
El Monte, CA 91731 USA

I already bought a FAA Written Test Prep Book and I think I am ready to the actual test. Where can I take the test? Can I take the test at your flight school?

February 10, 2010

YES— We have the test center available for you at the flight school. Whenever you are ready, come and take the test. We also have computers ready for you to take practice tests before you go for the real one.