The more you learn on the ground before you begin your flight training, the more quickly you'll be able to pick up the skills you need in the cockpit. Our ground school courses are a great place to get started.
Is flying a safe hobby?
Statistically speaking, flying an airplane is no more dangerous than riding a motorcycle. Pilots can minimize risks by learning proper technique, communicating well, and learning good flying safety habits.
How difficult is it to learn to fly?
Learning to fly takes some practice, but almost anyone who can drive a car can learn to be a safe, competent pilot. The key is a good attitude and a desire to learn.
What kind of products do I need to buy?
In the beginning of your flight training, your instructor will supply most of what you need. As you progress, though, you'll probably want to invest in a good headset, sunglasses, and your own ground school learning materials.
Are there age limitations for new pilots?
Anyone age 16 or older can apply for a student pilot certificate, provided they meet the medical requirements to become a pilot. There is no upper age limit.
How much does it cost to learn to fly?
The costs associated with earning your pilot certificates will vary with type of aircraft flown, frequency of flying, and individual self study. We usually see students pass their private pilot with around $10,000 to $12,000.
What kind of jobs can I get as a pilot?
Some examples include airline pilot, corporate jet pilot, cargo flight, charter and taxi pilot, ferry pilot, flight instructor, medical and air ambulance, military pilot, law enforcement pilot, fire fighting, agricultural and pipeline patrol, air tour, contract, test pilot, and banner towing, It all starts with earning your private pilot certificate!
I took ground school at Everett Community College. Will that count towards my Private Pilot Certificate?
Absolutely! You can do ground school in three different ways or a combination of the following: one-on-one training with a CFI, online, and in a classroom setting. Why would you purchase our online course rather than taking a ground school course in a classroom? You never miss a class, the material is always updated thru King Schools, and you have it for life to go back and reference. With some additional guided instruction from a CFI you will be sure to get some great training.