Some commonly asked questions
The next step is generally the instrument rating. This allows you to fly in the clouds!
Once you have acquired at least 250 hours of flight time, a Commercial Pilot’s License is generally next. This allows you to be hired to fly. Initial jobs might include flying skydivers, hauling cargo, or crop dusting.
After Commercial, many people take their Flight Instructor exams and begin teaching others the joy of flying.
To fly for the airlines, corporate, or other large-aircraft operators, you will need your Multi-engine Airline Transport License. For this you will first need to accrue 1500 hours of flight time.
To start Part 61 flight training, you can either begin with ground school, flight training, or both simultaneously. Please visit the Private Pilot Course page or Sport Pilot Course page to view the training outline. In order to take the final test to earn your license, you’ll need to complete more than just flight training.
- FAA written test
- Student Pilot Certificate/Medical (same document)
- FAA checkride (oral and practical portion)
To pass the FAA written test, you’ll need to complete Ground School or a home study in order to get the endorsement to take the written test. The FAA written test is based off the content of the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, you’ll also want to access the Airplane Flying Handbook to learn how to execute aircraft maneuvers.
To get your Student Pilot Certificate/ Medical, just make an appointment with your local Aviation Medical Examiner – Find one here
AeroDynamic Aviation requires Aircraft Renter’s Insurance for students and renters to fly solo. The required coverage is $20,000 in aircraft damage liability. We suggest Aviation Marine, AOPA, or Avemco for insurance brokers.
In order to get endorsed to take your checkride, you’ll need to show your instructor you can perform the various maneuvers up to FAA standards, found in the Practical Test Standards.
Finally, we’ll set up your checkride with a Designated Pilot Examiner.
- Initial license (Sport, Private, or Commercial)
- Instrument Rating
- Multi-Engine training
You DO NOT need TSA clearance for:
- CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) training
To rent at AeroDyanmic Aviation, you’ll need to provide the following:
Aircraft Renter’s Insurance (minimum $20,000 aircraft damage liability coverage)
Aircraft Checkout – The checkout will consist of the ground portion covering the aircraft review form and a flight checkout reviewing basic certificate maneuvers
For renters out of our San Jose location, we offer block rates to fully paid up members in good standing. Block prices assume 10% credit has been earned. Reid-Hillview members in good standing who maintain a positive balance earn 10% credit for check or cash prepayments (7% for credit cards) of $500 or over.
For those guests who have a specific time frame they would like to fly in, we highly suggest pre-booking your flights. Contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your schedule. A security deposit will be required to hold your spot.