Monthly Archives - August 2017

What are my flight training options?

Just about any airport will have a flight school or a local flight instructor that can teach you how to fly.  I’m going to explain five different ways you can go about obtaining your pilot's license. FAA Part 61 or 141 Flight Schools The first and most common way of getting [...]

Airplane Cost Sharing: Fly for less than driving

https://youtu.be/qFIjWVCUBHk Video by: Friendly Skies Film  If you like to fly a lot, cost sharing is a great way to own an aircraft and not spend an arm and leg for renting.  Purchase an aircraft with 2 or 3 friends and split all the costs.  This is much more affordable than buying [...]

Advice for buying your first airplane

Buying your own airplane is not only fun and exciting; it’s a big commitment.  If not done properly, it could be a very complicated and costly experience.  When you purchase your first aircraft, you need to find an airplane that will fit your mission.  I’m going to go over [...]

How much does flight training cost?

The typical cost of obtaining your private pilot’s license in the Chicago-land area is anywhere from $8,000 to $12,000+.  The cost of flight training can vary depending on a number of factors.  Some of these factors include: Location: Bigger airports closer to a big city will typically charge more because of [...]

5 Emergency Procedures Every Pilot Should Be Prepared For

For a competent pilot and well maintenance airplane the probability of you having an in flight emergency is low.  This doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared for an emergency.  You should practice your emergency procedures on a regular basic with a certified flight instructor.  This way you will always [...]