Desert Flying Club provides flight and ground instruction ranging from the Sport Pilot Certificate through CFI (Certified Flight Instructor), including IFR, Multi, and Commercial.
A sport pilot certificate is a newer pilot certificate, and is the fastest, most economical way to become a certified pilot. It is the path for anyone who wants to fly small airplanes certified as Light Sport Aircraft (LSA). LSAs are restricted to a maximum takeoff weight of 1320 pounds, maximum seating capacity of 2 persons (including the pilot) and a maximum cruise speed of 120 knots. Sport pilots may fly anywhere in the United States, but may not fly at night or at altitudes above 10,000’. Sport pilots may be eligible to fly with an FAA 3rd class medical or higher, or in some cases even just a state driver’s license.
This is the most common certificate held. It requires a minimum of 40 hours of flight training, and allows you to fly most single engine aircraft day or night under fair weather conditions. Once certified, you may add an instrument rating that will allow you to fly in the clouds.
Instrument rated Pilots can legally file an IFR flight plan enabling unrestricted flight through clouds and making flights through difficult airspace much easier.
Achieving a Commercial Pilot Certificate is the ticket to finally being able to receive compensation for hire as a pilot. This certificate opens the doors to a wide variety of personally and financially rewarding flying opportunities.
Multi-Engine rated pilots will experience the remarkable improvement in aircraft performance capability along with an increase in speed, power, and rate of climb. Managing the complexity and workload of a multi-engine aircraft is both exhilarating and rewarding.
The best way to master a subject is to teach it. Becoming a Flight Instructor provides the opportunity to build valuable flight time, while growing experience, maintaining proficiency, and increasing safety awareness while being paid to fly.
Get started by purchasing an intro flight with our instructor.