Mountain Flight Training

Learn To Fly In Santa Fe!

Learn to fly in 90 days in Santa Fe

In just a few short weeks, almost anyone can be trained to safely fly exciting aircraft like our 2010 "Remos GX", a high-tech, 2-seat sport plane from Germany (shown above).

To become a licensed pilot, all you need is:

  • The desire to learn
  • A driver's license (or pass an FAA flight physical)
  • 10-15 hours a week for 3-20 weeks (to fly and study; depending on which pilot certificate you wish to earn)
  • $6,000-$10,000, depending on which pilot certificate you wish to earn

You do NOT need:

  • Math, algebra, geometry or science training
  • A college degree (or even high-school diploma)
  • Perfect vision (eyeglasses are OK)
  • Perfect physical health or conditioning

FREE Learn to Fly resources to get you started:

Learn to fly in MODERN aircraft!

PILOT CERTIFICATE DESCRIPTIONS

Sport Pilot Certificate
(3-9 weeks)

The Sport Pilot Certificate licenses you to fly:

  • Yourself and one passenger
  • During daylight hours and in good weather only
  • On cross-country flights to all but the largest airports in America (but not outside the US)
  • At altitudes up to 12,000 feet
  • In Light Sport Aircraft only (2-seat aircraft weighing less than 1320 lbs.)
  • Without passing an FAA flight physical

Once you are a Sport Pilot:

  • Your Pilot Certificate never expires, but you must undergo a flight review with an instructor at least once every two years
  • You can rent Light Sport Aircraft at Santa Fe and some other airports nationwide
  • You must complete at least three takeoffs and landings every 90 days if you want to carry a passenger
  • You do not need to pass an FAA flight physical as long as you hold a valid driver's license
  • You can equally share the direct costs of the flight (rental fees, fuel/oil, parking) with a passenger, but you can't be compensated for flying, nor can you fly on business trips.
  • You can obtain additional training, at your convenience, towards the Private Pilot Certificate (described below), which offers additional pilot privelges

To become a Sport Pilot you will need:

  • To take 25-35 flight lessons costing an average of $225 each (the more often you can fly, the fewer total lessons you will need...we strongly recommend flying at least twice per week)
  • An online home study course and materials kit (for about $200) in order to prepare for flight training and study for the 60-question knowledge exam (approx. $50 exam fee)
  • To pass a final flight test with an FAA-designated pilot examiner (approx. $250 exam fee)

For more information about becoming a Sport Pilot, visit:
SportPilot.org

Get your pilot's license in as little as 90 days.

Recreational Pilot Certificate
(3-9 Weeks)

The Recreational Pilot Certificate is similar to the Sport Pilot Certificate, but it allows you to fly slightly larger, more common aircraft. It licenses you to fly:

  • Yourself and one passenger
  • During daylight hours and good weather only
  • After obtaining additional training, on cross-country trips to most airports in America (but not outside the US)
  • At altitudes of 12,000 feet and below
  • A common, simple, 2-4-seat aircraft having an engine with 180 horsepower or less

Once you are a Recreational Pilot:

  • Your Pilot Certificate never expires, but you must undergo a flight review with an instructor at least once every two years.
  • If you don't fly at all in 180 days, you must fly with an instructor before flying again
  • You must complete at least three takeoffs and landings every 90 days if you want to carry a passenger
  • You can rent common 2-4-seat aircraft at Santa Fe and hundreds of other airports nationwide
  • You are restricted to operating at airports within 58 mi. from your home airport until you receive additional training from an instructor
  • You must pass an FAA flight physical given by a local FAA-approved physician every 2 or 3 years, depending on your age
  • You can equally share the direct costs of the flight (rental fees, fuel/oil, parking) with a passenger, but you can't be compensated for flying, nor can you fly on business trips
  • You can obtain additional training, at your convenience, towards the Private Pilot Certificate (described below), which offers additional pilot privelges

To become a Recreational Pilot you will need:

  • To take 25-35 flight lessons costing an average of $225 each (the more often you can fly, the fewer total lessons you will need...we strongly recommend flying at least twice per week)
  • To take an additional 2-3 lessons if you wish to fly beyond 58 mi. from your home airport
  • An online home study course and materials kit (for about $350) in order to study for the 60-question knowledge exam (approx. $50 exam fee)
  • Before you can fly alone ("solo"), to pass an FAA flight physical given by a local FAA-approved physician (approx. $75 exam fee)
  • To pass a final flight test with an FAA-designated pilot examiner (approx. $250 exam fee)

NEW! "Accelerated Recreational Pilot" program:

  • Earn your Recreational Pilot License in just 3 weeks for the guaranteed low price of $5995! (Excludes tax, medical exam fee, and online home study course and materials kit; includes books, knowledge exam fee, flight test fee)
  • Designed for students who can concentrate full time on flying; requires flying 8-12 2.5-hr. lessons per week for 3 weeks, plus ground self-study
  • You must complete the online study course and pass the knowledge exam before you start flying
  • Lodging available for out-of-town students at additional cost (approx. $250/week)
  • Sorry, financing not available for accelerated program; credit cards accccepted, however

Become a pilot - Learn to fly in Santa Fe

Private Pilot Certificate
(12-20 Weeks)

The Private Pilot Certificate licenses you to fly:

  • Any single-engine aircraft (and even multi-engine aircraft after receiving additional training)
  • Yourself and as many passengers as there are seats in the aircraft
  • During daylight and night hours
  • In poor weather and above 18,000 feet (after obtaining additional training and earning the Instrument Rating)
  • On cross-country trips to practically any airport in the world (US private pilots often fly to Mexico and Canada, for example)

Once you are a Private Pilot:

  • Your Pilot Certificate never expires, but you must undergo a flight review with an instructor at least once every two years.
  • You must complete at least three takeoffs and landings every 90 days if you want to carry passengers
  • You can rent suitable aircraft at Santa Fe and hundreds of other airports worldwide
  • You must pass an FAA flight physical given by a local FAA-approved physician every 2 or 3 years, depending on your age
  • You can equally share the direct costs of the flight (rental fees, fuel/oil, parking) with your passengers, but you can't be paid for flying
  • You can fly "in furtherance of a business" (meaning, take a plane on business trips)
  • You can obtain additional training, at your convenience, towards the Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilot Certificate (described below), which offer additional pilot privelges

To become a Private Pilot you will need:

  • To take 40-50 flight lessons costing an average of $200 each (the more often you can fly, the fewer total lessons you will need...we strongly recommend flying at least twice per week)
  • An online home study course and materials kit (for about $350) in order to study for the 60-question knowledge exam (approx. $50 exam fee)
  • Before you can fly alone ("solo"), to pass an FAA flight physical given by a local FAA-approved physician (approx. $75 exam fee)
  • To pass a final flight test with an FAA-designated pilot examiner (approx. $250 exam fee)

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