from our years of experiance
Harborside Aviation is a professional flight school that offers unparallel
service. Our training facilities have a friendly, comfortable atmosphere
and are state-of-the-art. Flight training is done in new Skyhawk
aircraft with professional FAA Certified Instructors. Plus we
offer an interactive, computer based curriculum - an industry exclusive.
You must be at least 16 years of age to solo and 17 years old to receive
your Private Pilot Rating. You must be able to speak, read and understand
English. A FAA Medical exam is required before solo and a pre-solo written
must be taken also.
There is a minimum of 40 hours flight time (combined dual and solo)
including at least:
20 hours of dual flight instruction, including at least:
3 hours cross country flight (more than 50 miles away)
3 hours night instruction
3 hours in preparaton for the flight test
10 hours solo flight time, including at least:
5 hours of solo cross country
3 solo takeoffs and landings at an airport with an operating control tower
Some required and appropriate ground instruction
A "Knowledge Test" must be taken before you can take the flight test. We also have a FAA designated flight examiner and a FAA medical examiner right here in our building.
Not a US citizen?
Apply online at www.flightschoolcandidates.gov There help line number is 571-227-4544. They will tell you what you need to do before your start your training.
Pleasure or Business?
Imagine traveling twice as fast as you can drive. Imagine
taking friends and family on trips. Skiing. Surfing. Golfing. Shopping.
Imagine making impossible business appointments in cities far away
and still making it home at night.
Imagine taking off after work for a bite of the world's best Mexican
food. In that quaint little diner. Two states away. Imagine just
exploring the wild blue yonder.
Now, stop imagining. Get in touch with your inner pilot. Fly and
be free. Call us. Schedule your Discovery Flight today. We'll hook
you up with a friendly, expert flight instructor, the CBI Materials
you'll need, and a fun, reliable Cessna aircraft. You will learn
comfortable, on your own terms, on a schedule that fits your own.
What Aircraft will I fly?
Your classroom will be the Cessna Skyhawk. It's a joy to
fly – in fact, it's the most popular airplane ever made. You'll
have several at your flight school for rental during, and after,
The Skyhawk will comfortably carry two adults and their luggage
at a pulse-quickening 140 mph, thanks to a 180-hp engine, and it
can fly for 800 miles without stopping. It's 27 feet long, more
than 8 feet tall, weighs 2,450 pounds fully loaded, and has a wingspan
of 36 feet.
On the inside, the Skyhawk offers a 360-degree view out of its tinted
windows. A quiet, sound-proof cabin. And a full complement of communication
and navigation radios that allows a properly trained pilot to fly
trips in nearly all kinds of weather, at any time of day.
Your training comprises two parts – flight training and ground
During your ground school, you'll learn bits of "book knowledge"
you'll need to be a proficient pilot. You have several options for
ground training, but the goal is to successfully complete your aviation
Knowledge Test and have a basic understanding of your aircraft and the airspace. etc.
Flight training takes place in the airplane. You'll learn the skills
and gain experience to safely operate an airplane on your own –
and pass your check ride.
How to Start
Getting started on your flying adventure is easy. Contact
us, schedule your discovery flight today. We understand pilots,
and what it takes to be a pilot, like no one else.
Rest assured. We'll walk you through the program step-by-step, from
you discovery flight to your license. At our school you'll know
exactly what you are spending and why.
Start you adventure - here's a sample of what awaits you:
ºA safe. friendly, comfortable, dynamic atmosphere
in which to learn.
ºA knowledgeable flight instructor to mentor you
and accommodate your requirements.
ºTraining in new and dependable Cessna aircraft.
ºA Computer-Based Instruction program that makes
becoming a pilot easier than ever.