Airplane Flight Training

AIRCRAFT FLIGHT INSTRUCTION SERVICES

We provide airplane flight instruction and flight training in Laconia and Moultonborough, New Hampshire for those seeking their Private and/or Commercial pilot certificates, and/or Instrument ratings.

Flight instruction conducted in a Piper Warrior or Cessna 172

Piper Warrior

Piper Warrior

Cessna 172

Piper Warrior

ACCELERATED FLIGHT INSTRUCTION SERVICES

We also provide accelerated pilot training courses for those looking to expedite their flight training.

Looking to obtain a pilot certificate or rating fast? See our Accelerated Flight Training Programs

PILOT CURRENCY FLIGHT INSTRUCTION SERVICES

We also provide flight reviews and pilot currency flight training to help rusty pilots return safely to the skies, as well as instrument proficiency checks for IFR rated pilots to regain or maintain their instrument currency.

SPECIALTY FLIGHT TRAINING SERVICES

We also offer specialty flight training. If you have your own taildragger/tailwheel aircraft, high performance, complex aircraft or Technically Advanced Aircraft (e.g. G1000), and need an endorsement for piloting anyone of these types of aircraft, we can also provide the necessary aircraft flight training.  Tailwheel Flight Training

ABOUT OUR FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

Flight Instructor (CFI/CFII) Mark Donovan has been flight instructing since 2019, has accrued nearly 1,000 hours in total flight time, and has a 100% checkride pass rate with his flight students; including private pilot, commercial pilot and instrument rating candidates. See Mark’s About Page.

CONTACT US TODAY!

To reach us to schedule an aircraft flight training lesson, and/or to learn more about the flight instruction we can provide for you, visit our contact page.

See some of our Flight Instruction Videos here!

Below are the minimum FAA requirements to become a private pilot, commercial pilot and instrument rated pilot.

Private Pilot Certificate Flight Training

Whether you’ve never flown before or have a few hours already logged, I can provide you with both the aircraft flight instruction and ground school flight training to enable you to achieve your goal of becoming a private pilot. You’ll receive training by the same instructor and in the same aircraft, ensuring you accomplish your goal of obtaining your private pilot certificate efficiently, affordably, and most importantly – safely.

Pilot Flight instruction done out of Laconia, NH airport, in a low-wing, highly stable, Piper Warrior (PA28-161) or out of Moultonborough, NH in a Cessna 172. Flight instruction can also be provided in your own aircraft out of either airport.

FAA MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Pass the Private Pilot Aeronautical Knowledge Test (60 multiple choice questions)
  • 40 Hours Total Time – Including:
    • 20 Hours Dual Instruction with a CFI (Includes 5 hours of dual cross-country)
    • 10 Hours Solo Flight Time (Includes 5 hours of solo cross-country)
    • Average Time:
      60 – 70 Hours
  • You must be at least 16 years old to solo
  • Pass a pre-solo test (CFI administered/graded) prior to solo’ing
  • You must be at least 17 years old to be eligible to take the flight test
  • Must be able to speak, read, write English
  • Obtain a Student Pilot License
  • Pass a Class III Medical
  • Pass a Practical Test with a Designated Pilot Examiner that is comprised of:
    • Oral knowledge test (1 – 1.5 hours)
    • Checkride flight of a duration of 1-1.5 hours

Contact us here today to start your flight training!

Commercial Pilot Certificate Flight Training 

If you looking to received compensation as a pilot you need a commercial pilot certificate. I can provide you with both the flight and ground school flight training required to obtain your commercial pilot certificate. You’ll receive training by the same instructor and in the same aircraft, ensuring you accomplish your goal of obtaining your commercial pilot certificate efficiently, affordably, and most importantly – safely.

FAA MNIMUM REQUIREMENTS for COMMERCIAL PILOT RATING

  • 50 hours of flight time, 100 hours of which must be in powered aircraft, and 50 must be in airplanes.
  • 100 hours of pilot-in-command time, 50 of which must be in airplanes.
  • 50 hours of cross-country time, 10 of which must be in an airplane.
  • 20 hours of training, including 10 of instrument, 10 of complex or TAA, and a smattering of cross-country and practical test preparation.
  • 10 hours of solo training, including a smattering of cross-country and night.
  • Get your Class 2 or 1 Medical in advance of training
  • Pass the FAA Commercial Aeronautical Knowledge Exam – 100 Questions
  • Pass a Practical Test with a Designated Pilot Examine that is comprised of:
    • Oral knowledge test (1 – 1.5 hours)
    • Checkride flight of a duration of 1-1.5 hours

Contact us here today to start your flight instruction training!

Instrument (IFR) Rating Flight Training

Adding an Instrument Rating to your Private or Commercial Certificate will increase your aeronautical skills and knowledge, and also greatly improve your safety and ability to fly in inclement weather.

What you’ll need for accumulated flight IFR experience per (FAR 61.65):

  • 50 hr. of cross-country flight time as pilot in command, of which at least 10 hr. must be in airplanes:
    • The 50 hours includes solo cross-country time as a student pilot, which is logged as pilot-in-command time.
    • Each cross-country must have a landing at an airport that was at least a straight-line distance of more than 50 NM from the original departure point.
  • A total of 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time in the areas of operation listed below, including:
    • 15 hours of instrument flight training from a CFII (CFII is an instructor who is authorized to give instrument instruction) preceding the practical test
  • Cross-country flight procedures that include at least one cross-country flight in an airplane that is performed under IFR and consists 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
  • If the instrument training was provided by a CFII, a maximum of 20 hours may be accomplished in an approved flight simulator or flight training device.

FAA MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Hold at least a private pilot certificate.
  • Hold a current FAA medical certificate
  • Be able to read, write, and converse fluently in English.
  • Receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor or complete a home-study course.
  • Subjects included:
  • FARs
  • IFR-related items in the AIM
  • ATC system and procedures
  • IFR navigation
  • Use of IFR charts
  • Aviation weather
  • Operating under IFR
  • Recognition of critical weather
  • Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM)
  • Crew Resource Management (CRM)
  • Pass the FAA Instrument Knowledge Written Exam with a score of 70% or better
  • Pass a Practical Test with a Designated Pilot Examine that is comprised of:
    • Oral knowledge test (1 – 1.5 hours)
    • Checkride flight of a duration of 1-1.5 hours

Contact us here today to start your pilot flight training!

Check out more of our flight instruction videos on my Falcon Imagery Youtube Channel.