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What Does It Take!

A dream...A desire...A goal...

Learning to fly is an amazing skill that people have achieved for many different reasons.  Some may find themselves gazing upward and wondering, others have seen the excitement in a friendís eye and thought it might be fun, or possibly they love a good challenge.
Whatever the reason may be, there will be much fun ahead and many accomplishments along the way.  Below are the details to be expected while in flight training, which can be adapted to your schedule to meet your goals.

Schedule:
It is important to fly on a consistent basis.  If there are large gaps between flights, some lessons may need to be repeated and reviewed again. The recommended schedule is two to three flights lessons a week.  If your schedule only allows for one flight lesson a week, we recommend extra review and a little chair flying between lessons.  This will help keep your prvious lessons fresh in your mind.

Study:
There are three methods of study to prepare for your written and practical exams, and becoming a knowledgeable pilot.  First is self study, you purchase the books and do most of the studying at your own pace.  Second you can attend a ground school class, which is a classroom setting covering all of the required material.  The third method is receiving one on one ground instruction from a Certified Flight Instructor.  You can combine two or more of the methods to meet your needs.  All of the study materials are available for purchase from the Steel City Aviation pilot shop.

Cost: (Hourly Rates)
Cessna 172M - $105
Diamond DA20-C1 $110
Flight and Ground Instruction $40 per hour

Payment:
Payment is made at the end of each flight lesson, there is no amount required to be paid upfront or as a deposit.  If you choose, you can put money onto account so you donít have to bring a payment to each lesson.  We accept the following methods of payment: check, cash, or most major credit cards.  Each flight lesson costs approximately $150-$225, depending on the length of your flight.

Financing is available thru Pilot Finance, visit their website or contact us for more information.