Premier Flight Solutions caters to aircraft owners and existing pilots desiring advanced flight instruction by providing the following instructional services to our Orlando and Central Florida clients under FAR Part 61:
*Training towards an FAA Private Pilot Certificate must be conducted in your own aircraft; we currently do not offer initial pilot training in our Cessna 182.
A Private Pilot Certificate is the most basic pilot certificate. As a Private Pilot, you can enjoy the freedom of flight both with or without passengers, during daytime or nighttime, in visual meteorological conditions (no clouds).
To become a Private Pilot, you must be at least 17 years of age, read, speak and understand the English language, and meet various aeronautical experience requirements. These requirements include at least 40 hours of flight training, 10 hours of solo flight time, 3 hours of night flight time and more.
The national average to obtain a Private Pilot Certificate is approximately 73 flight hours (as of 2019). Don’t be fooled by flight schools promising a “zero-to-hero” approach in a matter of weeks—it’s simply unsafe and unrealistic.
Currently, we do not conduct Private Pilot flight training in our aircraft. We will happily provide flight training towards the issuance of a Private Pilot Certificate in your own aircraft.
Adding on an Instrument Rating to your existing Private Pilot Certificate is a great way to sharpen your skills, keep you safe and enhance your flying opportunities. Simply put, having an instrument rating makes you a better, safer and more competent pilot.
With an Instrument Rating, you can fly in instrument meteorological conditions (clouds). This advanced rating is essential for those pilots who fly missions or simply don’t want to be limited to flying only in good weather.
To the business professional, an instrument rating is essential to maximizing one’s flying potential. With the ability to fly in marginal weather, you can broaden your flying horizons by traveling greater distances while minimizing the likelihood of diverting. You can plan on flying yourself to meetings in different cities without the constant worry of weather conditions at multiple destinations. A low-level cloud layer won’t delay your departure and throw your schedule off balance. An instrument rating is a great way to increase productivity, meet clients face-to-face where distance is typically a barrier to in-person meetings, spend more time on the ground closing deals and maximize time home with your family—all in a day’s work.
In Instrument flight training, you will learn everything from the physiological effects of instrument flying to the in’s-and-out‘s of the Air Traffic Control system. Imagine departing from an airport, flying for several hours and lining yourself up perfectly with the runway at your destination airport—all while in the clouds. This advanced flight training will give you both the skills and the confidence to safely pilot an airplane in this exact scenario.
To obtain an instrument rating, you must have at least 50 hours of Pilot-in-Command (PIC) cross-country flight time and meet certain aeronautical experience requirements.
A Commercial Pilot Certificate allows you to do what most people dream of doing—get paid to fly an aircraft for hire!
Aeronautical experience requirements mandate a minimum of 250 hours of total flight time. In training for a commercial pilot certificate, you will learn advanced flight maneuvers and accuracy landings to prove your mastery of the airplane.
Pilots looking to advance their skills and transition to larger, faster aircraft will benefit from a multi-engine rating. The multi-engine rating can be added to either a Private Pilot Certificate or to a Commercial Pilot Certificate.
Multi-engine flight training involves advanced flight maneuvers that focus on single-engine operations and emergency scenarios.
Average flight time for a multi-engine rating varies vastly on pilot experience, but is attainable in around ten (10) hours. Training is conducted in a Beechcraft Duchess (BE-76).
For those who share a passion for aviation and teaching others, becoming a Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) is a dream! As a flight instructor, your job is to make other people’s dreams of flight come true by creating a safe and fun learning environment.
To obtain your Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) Certificate, you must hold at least a Commercial Pilot Certificate and an Instrument Rating. We also offer advanced training for the Instrument Flight Instructor (CFII) and Multi-Engine Flight Instructor (MEI) ratings.
To fly for an airline, you must hold an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate. Although there is no required instructor endorsements to take an ATP checkride, we do offer advanced ground and flight training for the ATP oral and flight test portion of the checkride. ATP Single Engine training is conducted in our 182T, and ATP Multi-Engine training is conducted in our BE-76 Duchess.
Our Companion Course is essential for the non-pilot passenger or spouse who regularly flies in the right seat.
In just a few short lessons, you will learn the basics of aviating, navigating and communicating to either aid your pilot during normal flight, or confidently take over and land In the rare event of pilot incapacitation. In this course, you will learn the basics of aerodynamics, flight controls, how to talk to Air Traffic Control (ATC), basic aircraft maneuvers, how to navigate, how to use the autopilot, and how to safely land an airplane.
Training is available in our aircraft or in yours. Although every aircraft is different, the foundational principles are equal among all aircraft.
A Flight Review is so much more than a simple currency requirement—it’s the perfect opportunity to knock off some rust and ensure your proficiency, comfort and safety as Pilot-in-Command.
Our instructors conduct flight reviews in accordance with FAR Part 61.56. The ground portion of a flight review will cover pertinent regulations under FAR Part 91, plus other topics at the discretion of the instructor. The flight portion will cover maneuvers and procedures in accordance with the ACS of the pilot’s certificate.
We design our flight reviews to be thoughtful, resourceful and fun.
Maintaining your skills and proficiency as an instrument rated pilot is paramount to your safety in the skies. During an IPC, you can expect a thorough ground discussion on the intricacies of the IFR system, IFR regulations and flight procedures. In the air, we will cover holding procedures, instrument approach procedures, unusual attitudes and more.
The future of aviation lies in glass cockpits, and it’s our pleasure to help in your transition from steam gauges to the latest and greatest avionics technology.
Our staff has extensive experience in the Garmin 650/750, Garmin G1000 and G1000 NXI suites, Aspen Avionics, Avidyne, Rockwell Collins ProLine 21 and more.
Federal Aviation Regulations require specialized training to act as Pilot-In-Command of a high performance aircraft (an aircraft with an engine producing more than 200 horsepower), or a complex aircraft (an aircraft equipped with a retractable landing gear, flaps and a controllable-pitch propeller).
High Performance training is conducted in our Cessna 182T. Complex training is conducted in the Beechcraft BE-76 Duchess (multi-engine).
Our Cessna 182T meets the FAA’s definition of a Technologically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) and can be used to meet the aeronautical experience requirements of the Commercial Pilot Certificate as outlined in FAR Part 61.129.
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