Flight Training

Crosswind Flight Training is the perfect place to learn to fly. One of the biggest advantages of training is the location. We are located at the Orlando-Sanford International Airport. The Orlando Sanford International airport has hundreds of general aviation and commercial flights daily. This can be very beneficial in your training. Many of the smaller airports do not have control towers. Therefore you would need to fly to an airport that has a control tower to gain the experience you will need once you have your Pilot Certificate. There are smaller airports that have control towers but they do not have as much air traffic or large commercial airliners like we do. When you do your flight training with Crosswind you will learn from day one the skills required to fly in and out of a major international airport.

So the big question is how much does flight training cost? All of our ground/flight training is based on an hourly rate. All students learn at a different pace so there is no real solid number. For example the FAA requires a minimum of 40 hours to obtain a Private Pilot certificate. Most students are unable to develop the skills required in just 40 hours. The national average is about 60-65 hours. We make flight training affordable by offering the lowest rates in the industry.

Flight Training Rates

  • Cessna 152 $100.00 per hour
  • Cessna 172 $120.00 per hour
  •  Alarus CH2000 $105.00 per hour
  • Instructor $55.00 per hour
Private Pilot

FAA Requirements to Obtain a Private Pilot Certificate (Summary)

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Be able to read, write, and converse fluently in English
  • Obtain at least a third-class FAA medical certificate
  • Receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor or complete a home-study course
  • Pass a knowledge test with a score of 70% or better
  • Accumulate appropriate flight experience
  • Receive a total of 40 hr. of flight instruction and solo flight time and demonstrate skill
  • Successfully complete a practical (flight) test given as a final exam by an FAA inspector or designated pilot examiner and conducted as specified in the FAA’s Private Pilot ACS

 

Instrument Pilot

FAA Requirements to Obtain a Instrument Pilot Certificate (Summary)

  • Hold at least a current private pilot certificate
  • Be able to read, write, and converse fluently in English
  • At least 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command. At least 10 of these hours must be in airplanes for an instrument-airplane rating
  • A total of 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time on the areas of operation
  • At least 15 hours of instrument flight training from an authorized instructor in the aircraft category for the instrument rating sought
  • You must pass the FAA Instrument Pilot written exam

For instrument-airplane rating, instrument training on cross-country flight procedures that includes at least one cross-country flight in an airplane that is performed under instrument flight rules. This flight must consist of:

  • A distance of at least 250 nm along airways or ATC-directed routing
  • An instrument approach at each airport.
  • Three different kinds of approaches with the use of navigation systems (Example: ILS, VOR, GPS, etc)
  • At least 3 hours of instrument training that is appropriate to the instrument rating sought from an authorized instructor in preparation for the checkride within two calendar months before the examination date.

Commercial Pilot

FAA Requirements to Obtain a Commercial Pilot Certificate (Summary)

  • You must be 18 years of age
  • Be able to read, write, and converse fluently in English
  • Hold at least a current private pilot certificate
  • You must have received and logged the appropriate ground and flight training for the Commercial License
  • You must have 250 hours total flight time
  • You must have 100 hours flight time as pilot in command
  • You must have 50 hours of cross country flight time as pilot in command
  • You must pass the FAA Commercial Pilot written exam