FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is required in order to get started with pilot training?

To get started, you must be at least 17 years of age. Before you are able to solo, you must possess at least a third class medical. We recommend getting your medical prior to beginning training. You must also be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language. If you are not a U.S. Citizen, extra steps are required.

We will need the following documents brought to us in-person for verification:

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship (birth certificate, current passport or immigration documents)
  • Driver’s License or State ID
  • Log Book (if already a licensed pilot)
  • Copy of Pilot Certificate (if already a licensed pilot)
  • Copy of Medical (if available-must present before Solo Flight)

Under Part 141, our flight school maintains FAA approval for its training curriculum, syllabus and lesson plans, creating a more structured flight training environment. A Part 61 training environment is less strict, and leaves an instructor with more flexibility to change the training program as he sees fit. While you may choose either option at ATD, Part 141 is the most common option.

While we don’t personally finance flight training, we work with two lenders to provide students with financing options. You can learn more about each lender below:

While each student is different, we have the ability to take students from zero to CFI in under nine months. Unlike some of our competitors, we don’t hold our students to strict timelines; the speed at which you progress is based solely on the time you are able to commit and the rate at which you absorb the information. However, to complete the program in under nine months, you should expect to fly at least five times a week.

Start dates for training is dependent on aircraft and instructor availability. There are no formal semesters; training is individualized for each student.

Yes, all rental rates are inclusive of fuel.

Each flight is charged a small deductible to contribute to the insurance coverage for each aircraft. This allows each student/renter to be insured while flying our aircraft.

Multi-Engine Package

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the multi-engine package cost?

The Multi Engine Rating package costs $5,000, examiner fee not included.

Yes, all of our aircraft rentals and estimates are inclusive of fuel.

We can start most training within 4 weeks, however, if you are not a US Citizen you will need to get approval for training from the TSA.  Contact us for further information if you are not a US Citizen.

With our program, you can successfully complete your Multi Engine Rating in 5-6 days.

We’ve found that our competitors are up to 40% more expensive than the ATD Multi Engine Rating package.

The package is inclusive of up to 8 hours of flight time, inclusive of fuel, plus use of the aircraft for your check ride.

Multi-Engine and MEI are Part 61, though we do Private, Instrument and Commercial training under Part 141.

Hundreds of students have successfully completed our program with an above 95% first attempt checkride pass rate.

We do all our training in both our simulator and our Piper Aztec, equipped with the following:

  • Garmin GNS430W
  • IFR
  • Autopilot
  • Garmin 275 (x2)
  • Garmin GNX375 Transponder
  • Bendix/King KX155 Nav/Com
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