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    learning to fly need help

    i am looking into getting my privet pilots certificate. I found a small privet airport and there is a guy that teaches there. I just want to ask a few questions.

    How do i know he is certified to teach?

    What do i need to do if i can not finish with this instructor. I will have to go back to Florida after 10 to 15 hours of flight time.

    is there anyone that has gotten there certificate this way and is it better then a big school.

    i really just want to protect my self and try not to waste any money. I don’t want to get to Florida after i finish 15 hours and they say they don’t count and i have to do them over.

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    Re: learning to fly need help

    Your hours will transfer. It's not like college where some transfer and others don't. And by the way it's "private."

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    Re: learning to fly need help

    if you're really worried about it ask to see his license...but he wouldnt be offering to teach if he wasn't a certified instructor.

    flying with a "mom and pop" flight school is a better way to go and will save lots of money vs going to a big school.

    where in FL will you be moving to? I have lots of friends all over the state that are instructors and could try setting you up with one.

    and like was said above...hours are hours, they are always yours and won't ever go away
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    Re: learning to fly need help

    Quote Originally Posted by irishcarbomb View Post
    if you're really worried about it ask to see his license...but he wouldnt be offering to teach if he wasn't a certified instructor.

    flying with a "mom and pop" flight school is a better way to go and will save lots of money vs going to a big school.

    where in FL will you be moving to? I have lots of friends all over the state that are instructors and could try setting you up with one.

    and like was said above...hours are hours, they are always yours and won't ever go away
    All of this!

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    Re: learning to fly need help

    I am going to be just north of the Tampa area. And are the hours in your log book just go by the honor system . Or will the instructor put something in there.

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    Re: learning to fly need help

    Quote Originally Posted by jacobjq View Post
    I am going to be just north of the Tampa area. And are the hours in your log book just go by the honor system . Or will the instructor put something in there.
    after every flight your instructor will fill out some things and describe what was done during the flight, and sign his name and certificate number.

    after you get your license it's up to you to enter any hours you fly without an instructor
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    Re: learning to fly need help

    I would save my money and train in the same place. Two reasons:

    1. Having a time break in your training that's more than a couple weeks will degrade your skills. It takes a lot of work to stay current for a pilot with a ton of hours; as a student pilot, you don't want to just be jumping behind the yoke on occasion. Ultimately it'll take more time and money if you spread it out much further than a week between flights.
    2. A different instructor will have a different way of doing things. That's not always a bad thing, but as long as the instructor's good, it's easier to stay with the same person the whole way through. Moreover, you'll be training with different equipment, maybe a different plane. Again, that's more stuff to get used to and more time and money to do it. I switched types in the middle of my training (although I think switching to anything from a Tomahawk is always a good idea), and it took a couple hours to get used to the change.

    Anyway. If you're tight on money and time, those are a couple of things to consider. If you've got plenty, it's not so much of a big deal.

    You could always just get ground school out of the way with, if you like. No requirements says you have to do both at the same time.
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    Re: learning to fly need help

    Quote Originally Posted by irishcarbomb View Post
    if you're really worried about it ask to see his license...but he wouldnt be offering to teach if he wasn't a certified instructor.
    I wouldn't be so sure about that.

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    Re: learning to fly need help

    Quote Originally Posted by StuSEL View Post
    hahahahahaha what a tool!!!

    REF Part 61 - "Under that regulation, anyone can do training anywhere in the country," he said. "So, we are flying; we are flying every day; we are training every day."

    ummm....(2) Except as provided in paragraph (d)(3) of this section, no person other than the holder of a flight instructor certificate issued under this part with the appropriate rating on that certificate may—

    (i) Give training required to qualify a person for solo flight and solo cross-country flight;

    (ii) Endorse an applicant for a—

    (A) Pilot certificate or rating issued under this part;

    (B) Flight instructor certificate or rating issued under this part; or

    (C) Ground instructor certificate or rating issued under this part;

    (iii) Endorse a pilot logbook to show training given; or

    (iv) Endorse a student pilot certificate and logbook for solo operating privileges.

    pretty cut and dry to me
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