The first step to beginning flight training at our pilot school is to take a quick, simple first flight. We call it a Discovery Flight so you can get a full feel for how the average flight training lesson feels. Aviation is a fun and exciting career, we achieve success with our highly qualified professional staff. This is why we invite you to be part of this adventure with us.
PRIVATE PILOT LICENSE
A private pilot license (PPL) allows a person to operate an aircraft in visual flight conditions during daylight hours as well as at night, and allows a person to carry passengers, so long as the pilot does not operate for hire and is not paid for the service.
The FAA Instrument Rating is an add-on rating to a pilot’s already existing private pilot license of commercial pilot license. This rating allows pilots to fly in weather conditions that are characterized as being below visual flight conditions established by the FAA. In short, this rating allows pilots to be able to fly in weather conditions that are more challenging and require specialized training.
COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENSE
The FAA Commercial License (CML) is one of the final steps on a student path to becoming a professional aviator. While this license does not yet allow a person to become an airline pilot, it allows the pilot to be paid for their service and to work for many, non-airline, flight operations.
The FAA Commercial Pilot License (CPL) is one of the final steps on a student’s path to becoming a professional aviator. While this license does not yet allow a person to become an airline pilot, it allows the pilot to be paid for their service and to work for many, non-airline, flight operations.
Once a student obtains their private or commercial pilot certificate, they are licensed to operate in the
category and class of aircraft that they completed their checkride in. Since most people accomplish these tests in a single engine airplane, they are limited to operating single engine aircraft. Orlando Flight School offers a Multi-engine Add-on program, that will provide training for students to be licensed in a multi-engine aircraft as well.
The FAA certified flight instructor license, or CFI, allows a pilot to teach others to learn to fly or to obtain new licenses. This license allows them to teach student in both the air and on the ground, and it allows them to be paid for their teaching services. The initial CFI certificate allows an instructor to teach single, engine, private and commercial students.
In order for a flight instructor to be able to teach instrument students, they must first obtain their Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument rating. This rating allows the instructor to be able to provide instruction of instrument flight.
In order for a flight instructor to be able to teach multi-engine students, they must first obtain their Multi-Engine Instructor Rating. This rating allows the instructor to be able to provide instruction of multi-engine flight.