FAA Private Pilot License Preparation Program

We believe that the fastest and lowest cost approach to obtaining your Private Pilot License is by dividing both your ground and flight training into 2 distinct phases:

PHASE 1 – GROUND AND FLIGHT PREPARATION TRAINING

Duration: 12 weeks
Location: Singapore


GROUND TRAINING

Description: Ground school will comprise a 3 hour weekly in-classroom instructor-led program where you will learn and be familiar with aviation-related subjects required to not only pass but also ace the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test.

These subjects include:

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE
• Forces acting on an airplane
• Stability and control
• Training airplane (airframe, engine, systems, flight instruments)
• Basic flight manoeuvres
• Airplane performance factors
• Flight information

HUMAN FACTORS
• Flight physiology

REGULATIONS
• Federal Aviation Regulations
• Aeronautical Information Manual
• Code of Federal Regulations
– General Operating and Flight Rules (14 CFR Part 91)
– Certification: Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground Instructors (14 CFR Part 61)

WEATHER
• Operational weather concerns
• Obtaining a weather briefing
• Heating effects in the atmosphere
• Wind
• Clouds and thunderstorms
• Air masses and frontal weather
• Weather reports and forecasts

NAVIGATION
• Charts and airspace
• Airports and airport operations
• Visual navigation fundamentals
• Using the flight computer
• Radio navigation: VOR, ADF, radar, transponder, DME, RNAV, VDF
• Enroute navigation

FLIGHT PREPARATION & PLANNING
• Making the go-no go decision
• Weight and balance
• Takeoff performance
• Landing performance
• Enroute performance
• Flight planning

EXAM PREPARATION
• Private Practical Test Standards (PTS)
• Prep for checkride (Oral)
• Take and pass the FAA Knowledge Exam

FLIGHT PREPARATION TRAINING

Description: Flight preparation training will be conducted in our Redbird MCX full motion flight simulator located in our Seletar office. Each flight simulator session will last approximately 90 minutes, including a pre and post-fight briefing. The goal of the Flight Preparation Training is to prepare you to not only pass, but also ace the FAA Private Pilot Practical Test (Oral Exam & Flight Test) WITHIN 25 DAYS!

The subjects covered include:

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE
• Flight training process
• Training airplane
• Preflight
• “Special Emphasis Areas” (per PTS)
• Taxiing
• Four basics of flight (straight and level, turns, climbs, descents)
• Use of sectional
• Collision avoidance

FLIGHT MANOEUVRES
• Slow Flight
• Stall series
• Steep Turns
• Instrument scan

SOLO FLIGHT PREPARATION
• Pre-solo manoeuvers (per 14 CFR § 61.87)
• Traffic pattern operations
• Emergency situations
• Normal and crosswind takeoffs and landings
• Solo flight

CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT PREPARATION
• Pre-cross-country manoeuvres (per 14 CFR § 61.93)
• Cross-country flight planning
• The experience and knowledge required by the Private License
• Review all Private manoeuvres, performed according to PTS

PHASE 2 – GROUND EXAM AND FLIGHT TRAINING

Duration: 25 Days
Location: San Diego, USA

Description: After you have completed PHASE 1 – GROUND AND FLIGHT PREPARATION TRAINING in Singapore and have been signed-off by our flight instructor, you will need to head to San Diego, USA for the final phase of your Private Pilot training. The good news is by the time you arrive in San Diego, USA, you will already possess the required knowledge and proficiency to immediately take the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test within the first 5 days – while awaiting processing and approval of your TSA Clearance. You will require TSA clearance before you are allowed to commence actual in-aircraft flight training.

After you obtain TSA clearance to commence flight training, you will be fast-tracked through the FAA Private Pilot Practical Test syllabus – since you already underwent flight preparation training in Singapore. The goal is for you to meet the minimum requirements in order to be eligible to take the FAA Private Pilot Practical Test  (Oral Exam & Flight Test) WITHIN 25 DAYS!

The requirements are as follows:

AIRPLANE SINGLE ENGINE RATING

Total Time: 40 hours minimum which consists of at least:

Dual: 20 hours minimum of flight training with an instructor on the Private Pilot areas of operation including:

  • 3 hours of cross country flight training in a single engine airplane;
  • 3 hours of night flight training in a single engine airplane, that includes at least:
    a) 1 cross country flight of over 100 nm total distance; and
    b) 10 T/O’s and 10 landings to a full stop with each involving a flight in the traffic pattern at an airport.
  • 3 hours of flight training by reference to instruments in a single engine airplane; and
  • 3 hours of flight training in a single engine airplane within the 60 days prior to the practical test.

Solo: 10 hours minimum of solo flying in a single engine airplane on the Private Pilot areas of operation including:

  • 5 hours of solo cross country flying;
  • 1 solo cross country flight of at least 150nm total distance with full stop landings at 3 points and one segment of at least 50nm between T/O and landings; and
  • 3 T/O’s and landings to a full stop at an airport with an operating control tower.

CONTACT US AT +(65) 6659-2343 FOR PROGRAM ENROLMENT DETAILS!

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