At Pressley Aviation, our goal is to make your learning experience as enjoyable, rewarding, and safe as possible. We take our jobs very seriously, however, we feel most students learn faster and retain more when taught in a "fun yet safe" environment.
With our "one-on-one" emphasis, your full time instructor becomes personally involved and invested in your education.
In fact, many of our students have come to us to complete their flight training when their instruction has been interrupted and have then successfully completed their goal of becoming a PILOT!
Your First Flight
Take your first flight, the Discovery Flight, and you are officially beginning your journey to being a pilot for as little as $99.00.
Your Discovery Flight takes you and a trained instructor, on an approximately 30-minute-long flight to
familiarize you with the airplane, the airport, and the general awe of taking the controls of a safe, and
reliable Cessna aircraft for the first time...thousands of feet above the earth!
Our instructors hold the following certifications:
Licensed Commercial Instrument Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor (CFII)
Multi-Engine Flight Instructor (MEI), Advanced Ground Instructor (AGII)
Pressley Aviation can train you for Visual Flight Rules (VFR)
and / or Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)!
Let us make your dream of flying--Come True!
What is the cost of earning a Private Pilots Certificate?
The cost of learning to fly varies greatly from student to student, depending on many factors. As a general rule, students can figure that a typical lesson of ground instruction will cost $35/Hour, while a typical lesson of flight training will cost $40/hour plus the costs of the plane rental. Reaching the private pilot level requires a minimum of 40 hours. The national average is 60-75 hours of training before the students are qualified, so the total cost usually runs between $7,000 and $8,000. Unlike some other schools, we prefer to be up-front and honest concerning your investment.
Why isn't the cost a set fee?
The cost varies mostly because people are different. Some people pick up the skills quickly, while others need more time to build the confidence needed. Your instructor will discuss your progress daily and will be able to give you a much more accurate price estimate upon evaluation. Also, the cost of fuel is a determining factor.
Do you offer financing?
Yes. Pressley Aviation offers financing through Pilot Finance, Inc. They will allow you to make regular payments for your instruction and education. An investment of as little as $200.00 per month will cover 1-3 lessons per week.
How long does it take to get my Private Pilot Certificate?
It depends mostly on the student. The more time you dedicate to instruction and study, the faster you can earn your certificate. Typically, our students earn their certificate within a six month period, depending on the time of year and weather conditions. We prefer that students fly at least twice or more every week. We have had motivated students graduate in as little as four months, but we will NOT pass anyone that is not ready.
What can I do with a Private Pilot's Certificate?
You must have a Private Pilot's Certificate in order to fly yourself and other people to or from any public airport, day or night. You can fly your own plane, but you cannot get paid to fly or accept money from passengers. Initially, you will be limited to flying only in good weather (VFR). To fly in less-than-ideal weather or to receive payment for flying, you will need advanced training (instrument rating and commercial license). Pressley Aviation also provides training for those advanced licenses.
Why Pressley Aviation?
Many schools offer the same Certificate, and we appreciate your interest in us. We feel Pressley Aviation is a Flight School that will "do what it takes" to finish the job concerning your instruction. With our personalized, individual training we will focus on any area a student needs extra help with, and will never abandon you before your training is complete. Many of our students have become life-long friends with whom we are proud to share our lives and call members of our extended family.
You cannot find this with any other school. Come by the hangar for a visit and let us show you why!