Welcome to General Aviation
First, on behalf of pilots everywhere Welcome to Aviation. We are honored that you would consider Flight-Logic as you expore your options in pilot training and you advance in aviation. Truth be told, Aviation is a world that gets small really quick once you get airborne. Most of us believe that Aviation is a brotherhood and sisterhood of individuals who want to break free of the bonds of the surface and soar to new heights and most of us like to go fast as well. If that isn’t you, no worries, this is one of the most diverse populations ever congregated under the sun. As you explore and discover new horizons you will be faced with a plethora of offers, options and opportunities to fly. At Flight-Logic, we are in the business of creating fun and safe environments you can learn how to fly, and we are prone to find new learning opportunities every flight so you have fewer and fewer possible surprises when you begin launching into the atmosphere all alone. Here are some common questions and some interesting ideas you can benefit from while preparing for your flight lessons or license upgrades:
- IS FLYING IS SAFE?: Yes, however flying an aircraft is a big responsibility on the part of the pilot. You will be asked to abide by checklists and procedures that have been proven to be part of an overall strategy of maintaining an incredible safety record. As you train, you should discuss the theory and the reasoning behind the various safety precautions you will be introduced to while training.
- CAN I FLY SOLO WITHOUT SUPERVISION? Unfortunately, flying without supervision prior to receiving your sport or private pilot certificate is highly discouraged and in fact is a sign of poor instruction and poor technique on the part of the instructor. Yes, you will fly alone, but only once you have proven you are ready, and both you and your instructor will agree it’s time for you to leave the nest, however the CFI (pilot instructor) will be in communication with you and ATC constantly to ascertain your position and that you have in fact landed safely.
- CAN I TAKE A FRIEND WITH ME WHILE I TRAIN? Well, yes and no. There are certain lessons that need to be just you and the instructor, there are elements to the training that could cause issue with a non-aviator, or an aviator who isn’t familiar with your particular training style. However, many lessons, if taken in the appropriate aircraft where a friend, or a family member can tag along with you ONLY if the instructor is on board. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, can a student pilot carry a passenger while flying solo prior to their licensing.
- I HAVE A BUSY WORK SCHEDULE, HOW CAN I MAXIMIZE MY LESSONS TO FIT MY SCHEDULE? As with all things, where there is a will there is a way. Many times, we have changed entire syllabus and lesson plans to accommodate multiple aspects of the flight and involved it in a work schedule so the student learns faster and becomes accustomed to improvising in a methodical and careful method. A good example is when a client has a business meeting in a location just a couple hours by airplane, and with some advance planning, and utilizing today’s technology we create a scenario to fly from point A to point B with the pilot, allowing them to learn cross-country flight, instrument flight, other relevant flight maneuvers, returning at night giving them a full and well rounded experience and alot to think about. This is the type of training that pays huge dividends in safety and in your future flying experiences.
- I HAVE MY OWN AIRPLANE, CAN YOU TEACH ME IN MY AIRCRAFT? The answer is “Absolutely Yes we can and we will”. Because we expect the highest quality from ourselves and our maintenance affiliates, we will request evidence of all of the inspections to assure they are current and nothing was missed, and assure all airworthiness directives and service bulletins are in compliance prior to instructing in an aircraft we do not own, or lease.
- DO I HAVE TO OBTAIN RENTERS INSURANCE TO RENT OR SOLO YOUR AIRCRAFT? We highly recommend obtaining an aircraft rental policy. The policy is so inexpensive that it’s really a non-issue, and for the value to your own financial protection you should obtain it anyways. The cost is normally between $300-$500 yearly, and it will cover any damage that occurs while you are piloting the aircraft. Remember, you are flying around aircraft that cost anywhere from $50,000 to millions of millions of dollars and it’s best to be covered. Many flight schools offer to cover the pilot candidates with their policies, however this is highly variable, and may or may not completely cover you as a pilot, especially as a student pilot, so definitely obtain coverage as needed to protect your personal financial porfolio.
- WE ARE DEDICATED TO OUR CLIENTS: At Flight-Logic Aviation we work in collaboration with a number of Flying Clubs and maintenance facilities and we all endeavor to provide the highest caliber and quality of training for our clients, while assuring they have continued access to excellent aircraft. Yes, we call you a client, because you receive One-on-One Instruction dedicated to you with a Expert Flight Instruction Professional and we give you our full attention while we are training together. Flight – Logic Aviation is comprised of professional pilot instructors and business professionals who are on a mission to create happy and most of all, safe pilots at an affordable and reasonable expense. We do work with maintenance professionals who are on a mission to keep aircraft owners safe and satisfied through maintenance that exceeds the already high standards of the aviation community. By combining forces we have created a flight training course where you will have excellently maintained aircraft and a safe and compelling reason to keep flying day in and day out.
- SAFETY IS A RESULT: That’s right, safety is the result of preparation, methodical execution of your flight, consistently adhering to well thought out procedures, and consistent improvement of the pilots skill. The last part of that equation is to have a mentor program and a resource to aid the pilot in the aviation community in making decisions that result in a safe outcome. We are committed to safety not only first, but also last. This is a dynamic difference and what separates us from other operations in the area. A simple safety first, is just too convenient, but we are willing to show you the difference and the logic behind it