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Starting flight training is as easy as a phone call. Here is your opportunity to find out what flying is like and decide if Sundowner Aviation is where you want to complete flight training, it’s only natural to want to try it out first. You’re invited to experience your first instructional flight with Sundowner Aviation, have the opportunity to get in the cockpit, and start logging flight time. 

Call us to schedule your Discovery Flight.

How Does Flight Training at Sundowner Aviation Work?

Sundowner Aviation is a Part 61 flight school. Aviation news source Simple Flying explains it best:

“Part 61 is about flexibility and allows you much more control over your individual flight training experience. You’ll be working with an instructor who will custom design a course tailored to you. They’ll be in charge of which lessons you’re doing and which order based on your specific goals and needs. This allows for a lot more flexibility in your schedule and is perfect for someone trying to work a job or go to school and go through their flight training simultaneously.”

This means it’s up to the student and instructor to decide what your flight training looks like. You can work with your instructor to set goals to complete a certificate, whether it’s based on financial needs or time restrictions in your schedule. Our students enjoy a truly individualized approach to flying, with training taking place at their own pace.

What Happens After the Discovery Flight?

Now that you have completed your Discovery Flight you will no doubt be eager to begin training. Our instructor can help set you up on our scheduling system so that you’re able to start working on your Private Pilot training.

Private Pilot

Private Pilot Requirements

  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • 40 hours of flight time (20 with an instructor)
  • 3 hours of night flying
  • 3 hours of instrument training
  • 10 hours of solo flying (5 hours of which must be cross country)
  • Pass a medical exam from an Aviation Medical Examiner
  • Pass a knowledge test
  • Pass a practical flight test

Private Pilot's License

A private pilot’s license allows you to operate aircraft for personal and recreational purposes.

Instrument Rating

With an instrument rating you are no longer grounded as frequently due to the weather. With an instrument rating you will be able to fly in the clouds and Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC.)

Commercial License

Are you ready to make money flying? With a Commercial Pilot’s License you can.

Multi-Engine Rating

Larger planes generally have two engines, can fly longer distances and carry more passengers. More capability makes a twin engine rating the next step in your progression as a pilot.

Certificated Flight Instructor

With a CFI certification, you can provide flight instruction, ground instruction, and endorse students for various pilot certificates, contributing to the training and development of new pilots.

Additional Training

Contact us for more information on additional training such as endorsements like complex, high-performance, and tailwheel, an Airline Transport Pilot certificate, aircraft checkout flights, and bi-annual flight reviews.