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We understand that navigating the world of aviation services can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s why we provide a comprehensive range of helpful resources and frequently asked questions to assist you every step of the way. Our goal is to ensure that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions and have a smooth flight.

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Links to FAA Websites

From pilot handbooks to aviation regulations, we’ve curated a collection of resources to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the aviation industry.

DPE and AME Search

FAA Handbooks & Manuals

Advisory Circular Search

Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)

Airworthiness Directives Search

Airman Certification Standards

Sample Airman Knowledge Test Questions

Checkride Prep/Practice Tests

Recommended Equipment

Here is some recommended equipment that is worth looking into before takeoff.

Frequently Asked Questions

The below list is a good way to begin your journey. There are more items you’ll need for flight training (additional books and equipment) but this gets you started. I will walk you through the rest as you begin working on the list below.
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How do I take an FAA medical exam?
If you are aspiring to become an Air Transport Pilot (airline pilot) get a First Class Exam, otherwise you should get a Third Class Exam.

You can Google “Aviation Medical Examiners in your area.” They will typically run around $150 for an exam.

  • Check out the FAA Designee Locator
  • I used Dr. Thomas Beaman in Clearwater, Florida, but there are other flight doctors around in the area as well.
  • How do I download free FAA publications?
    Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

    Airplane Flying Handbook

    * These publications are beginner bibles. Of course it’s a government institution so there are more bibles to download. These will give you a basic overview to help you begin your aviation journey.

    How to create an FAA online account (IACRA)?
    Begin here

    TSA Requirements (Proof of Citizenship)

  • I’ll need a copy of a form of government issued identification (Required by FAA): driver’s license, passport, etc.
  • It takes 3 – 5 weeks for your plastic Student Pilot card to arrive (the plus is there is no expiration on your Student Pilot card)
    • I can help you submit an FAA application to become a Student Pilot via phone, Zoom, etc.

      How to sign-up for an online ground school course?
      You have a variety of options. These typically cost between $250 – $300 dollars.

      It’s on-demand learning to suit your schedule and it costs less than going through ground training with a physical instructor (general average $35 – $75 per hour of ground instruction). At minimum you’ll probably need at least 20 hours but I’ve seen some schools quoting 30+ hours.

      The course will provide an official FAA endorsement that allows you to take the Private Pilot written exam.

      Here are some of the more well known private pilot written exam courses to consider:
      1) Gleim (various packages $300 max)
      2) Pilot Institute ($274)
      3) King Schools ($280 for written exam prep)

      How to sign-up to take the FAA written exam?
      After receiving your ground school endorsement from the online ground school

      Take free online practice exams to gauge how ready you are to take the written exam (King Schools is free)

      Our team can provide additional ground school training for the written exam if you still don’t feel ready

      What are other start-up costs?

      Aircraft Renter’s Insurance

    • Avemco
    • AOPA