Flight School

No. People of all shapes and sizes, ages and abilities have learned to fly. It’s fun, and from the beginning of your training, you get to do most of the actual flying! On the practical side — while flying isn’t a difficult skill to learn, you’ll have to be willing to stick with it until you meet all the requirements. Also, you should consider the cost of becoming a pilot — you’ll have to pay for your physical exam and your lessons.

Flight training costs differ between students. Regardless of where you choose to train, students should expect to spend approximately $8,000-$12,000 for a well-rounded FAA approved private pilot training program. If you want to become a career pilot, you can expect to spend between $35,000-$45,000.

Right away. All you have to do is visit our school and sign up for the lesson. You don’t have to have a student pilot’s certificate or a medical certificate to take flying lessons. At Legacy Aviation you will attend classes as determined by your personal schedule. All training sessions are conducted one-on-one with your instructor (whether ground or flight training) and can be scheduled to begin once you are enrolled in a specific course. Depending on whether you are a full or part-time student, you will be expected to attend a certain number of sessions per week. Between classes, students will be required to complete a variety of self-study and Computer Based Training (CBT) lessons as well.

Legacy Aviation offers flight training seven days a week. Since course scheduling is personalized to your schedule, classes may include early morning, daytime, and even late evening hours. Legacy Aviation’s office dispatch hours are Monday-Sunday between the hours of 8:00am-8:00pm.

It depends on you. There is no set number of lessons or hours of flight training. Your instructor must make sure you have learned to perform certain maneuvers before allowing you to solo. These maneuvers include safe takeoffs and landings. You must use good judgment when flying and be able to keep control of the aircraft. Also, you’ll have to get a medical certificate and a student pilot’s certificate to fly solo.

Most people attain their private pilot’s certificate within 60-65 hours of flight time which includes time spent with a flight instructor (dual) and time spent flying alone (solo). How long it takes to complete each course it entirely up to the student. Legacy Aviation offers one-on-one instruction so you are able to schedule classes and flights at your convenience and availability. Usually putting in three to four hours of flight time per week is a favorable learning rate and should average out to be a six-month program for a private pilot applicant. Full-time students should be able to complete the same program in 8-10 weeks and/or the professional program (private, instrument, commercial and multi-engine) in 6-8 months. Note each individual course has hourly requirements, set by the FAA, in order to qualify for certifications.

Yes. A well-built and well-maintained aircraft flown by a competent and prudent pilot is as safe or safer than many other forms of transportation.

Modern aircraft engines are reliable and failure rarely occurs. However, your lessons will cover what to do in this situation, including selecting a good landing area and safely landing.

Yes, when you become a flight instructor at Legacy Aviation through our Piedmont Cadet Program, you are guaranteed instructor job for Piedmont Airline, with airline tuition reimbursement.

Students with prior flying experience may be eligible for credit toward the hourly requirement established for each FAA pilot certificate or rating. Credit that may be assigned is governed by Federal Aviation Regulations 141.77(b). Legacy Aviation will accept transfer credit on a case-by-case basis. Students requesting review of any flight time, ground school, or exams for the possibility of transfer must notify their admissions representative. All requests for transfer credit must be submitted for review no later than two weeks prior to the course start date; no exceptions made.

Pilots are more than welcome to conduct their training in their personal aircraft. Since we are fully insured for these operations, Legacy Aviation can accommodate aircraft owners with their training requirements.

Yes, we can help you with the purchase of a used or a new aircraft. We can guide you through the process of buying an aircraft and broker the best deal possible for you. We can also provide valuation data and we can do the physical inspection of the aircraft.