Flight Training

INFORMATION ON RESUMING LESSONS

Leading Edge Aviation is working to resume flight lessons while ensuring we maintain our priority of everyone’s health and safety. The following protocols and procedures have been put in place to minimize the risk of exposure or infection

  • No Discovery or Adventure flights during this time
  • No new students currently accepted – accepted when situation allows
  • Students who resume training must sign a waiver

 

FOR FLIGHT SCHOOL STUDENTS:

  • Students and Instructors are required to wear acceptable face masks at all times that cover mouth and nose
  • Gloves are recommended, but not required. Students should bring their own
  • Students should put a credit card on file or pre-pay for lessons to simplify and expedite invoicing and payment
  • Students are asked to complete brief questionnaire prior to each lesson
  • Leading Edge will take the temperature of students and instructors prior to each flight
  • Students and instructors are asked to wash hands prior to each lesson
  • No headset rentals – students are required to bring their own. No exceptions
  • No passengers
  • Leading Edge will disinfect all aircraft between flights
  • Leading Edge reserves the right to cancel any scheduled flight lesson for any reason

 

FOR RENTERS AND OTHER UPDATES:

  • Rentals will continue as normal
  • Renters are asked to bring their own headset. No exceptions
  • Leading Edge will disinfect all aircraft between flights
  • Pilots are encouraged to check NOTAMs for updates on taxiway construction
  • Operations will continue from 7AM to 7PM daily

 

A minimum of forty hours of flight time are required by the FAA in order to get your private pilot’s license. Most people get their license in approximately 60 hours. Within the required hours, a set amount of instructional, solo, cross county and night flights are needed.

Generally, each lesson costs between $140 and $175 depending on the type of airplane that you choose to learn in. These lessons allow for approximately one hour of total flight time and typically some time for a preflight and/or postflight briefing.

Although lessons can start almost immediately, prior to flying solo, you will first need to pass an FAA Medical Exam. This is a simple physical that ensures you have no serious medical conditions that would impair you ability to fly. Next, you will need to pass a Private Pilot written exam. This test consists of sixty multiple choice questions. You must pass this test with a 70% or higher. During your training, you will do some ground training as well with your instructor, maybe even spend some time flying our Flight Training Device (simulator). Finally, you must pass a practical test with an FAA designated examiner. You will need to demonstrate most of the maneuvers that you learned during your training.

Leading Edge Aviation offers two options for paying for training. You can pay as you go with cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). If you choose to prepay for your flight lessons with cash or check, Leading Edge Aviation offers a prepay incentive of 5% for all payments of $1000 or more. For example, if you deposit $1000 into your account, the account will be credited $1050.00.

We are open daily starting at 7am** (close time varies seasonally). Please stop in any time to ask questions or speak with a flight instructor or call us at 215-340-0707. After your information has been set up in our system, you can also schedule online.

**closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day