Learn to Fly
Fligt training is conducted under FAA Part 61 regulations. Fallbrook Air Service offers flight training programs for the following certificates and ratings:
At Fallbrook Air Service certified flight instructor (CFI) will conduct your flight training, using a standard Private Pilot course syllabus. Your flight training will include both dual instruction (flying with your CFI) and solo flights.
The Federal Aviation Regulations require a minimum of 40 hours of flight time to earn your Private Pilot certificate. This time must include:at least 20 hours of dual instruction, including
-three hours of day cross-country instruction,
-three hours of instrument instruction,
-three hours of local and cross-country night instruction, and
-three hours of instruction in preparation for the FAA practical test.
-at least 10 hours of solo flight, including five hours of cross-country flight (two flights)
The instrument rating expands your flying possibilities by allowing you to fly during Instrument Flight Rules, and thus allows you to fly in less than perfect weather. Additionally, the instrument rating will make you a more confident and proficient pilot.
- Be at least 17 years of age
- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language
- Obtain at least a current third-class medical certificate
- Receive a minimum of 40 hours of flight time including training and solo flight
- Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test
Designed to take a pilot completely new to taildraggers through to a tailwheel endorsement. This customized course will give a pilot a minumum of ten hours of intensive tailwheel flight instruction culminating in the FAA tailwheel endorsement.
- 10 hours of Dual flight instruction (minimum hrs req. by HFA)
- 5 hours of classroom instruction
- FAS Tailwheel Transition Course Syllabus & Outline
- FAS Taiilwheel Transition Course Practical Test Standards
- Champ Pilots Operating Handbook
- FAA Endorsement & enrollment in the FAS Taildragger Club
The commercial pilot's license allows you to work as pilot for hire flying passengers and cargo. This is one of your biggest steps towards becoming an airline or corporate pilot.
To take the FAA Commercial Pilot ASEL practical test, you must:
-Be at least 18 years of age.
-Be able to read, write and speak the English language.
-Receive ground school in the knowledge areas listed in FAR 61.125 (we
recommend Cessna's Cleared for Hire computer-based training kit, but
other self-study materials are available).
-Pass the FAA knowledge test before taking the practical test.
-Hold at least a Private Pilot certificate.
-Hold an appropriate medical certificate (at least Class III to take the
test, but at least Class II to exercise Commercial Pilot privileges)
-Have at least 250 hours total flight time, including at least:
-100 hours in powered aircraft, at least 50 of which is in airplanes
-100 hours as pilot in command (at least 50 of which is in airplanes)
-50 hours of PIC cross-country flight (at least 10 of which is in