- Basic Courses Offered
$99 Introductory Lesson
Central encourages you to come out and take an introductory lesson for just $99. This lesson will give you a chance to climb into the pilot seat (left seat) and actually take the controls of the plane. The best way to see if you like to fly is to try it. When you decide to continue, your introductory lesson will be logged in your logbook and you will be on your way to obtaining a private pilotís license.
Private Pilot Course
A private pilotís license allows you to fly almost any single engine airplane under Visual Flight Rules (VFR versus IFR, Instrument Flight Rules), take passengers with you and go anywhere you want to fly. With a private pilotís license, as opposed to a commercial license, you can share the cost of flying with your passengers, but you cannot accept pay for your services.
The FAA requires a minimum of 40 hours of flight experience to obtain a private pilotís license. In todayís busy airport environment, considering the importance of mastering the ďradio workĒ, you should realistically expect to obtain between 50 and 60 hours of flight time with Central Flying Service. The national average is currently 80hrs to complete the private pilot rating. Your individual capabilities are the strongest determining factor for how long it will take to earn a private pilotís license. Furthermore, it is a fact that the cost of obtaining a pilotís license can be greatly reduced by the frequency with which you attend lessons and the amount of self-study you are willing to do. Once you have completed your training, you will be comfortable in knowing, without reservations, you will be competent to safely fly in todayís modern airway system.
Private Pilot Program
If you are someone who has always wanted to learn how to fly but just couldnít find the time or didnít know where to start first, CFS is here to help. CFS Flight Training lessons demonstrate how to fly an airplane and develop the skills you need to become a private pilot. Practical, task- specific instruction fully prepares you to take the skies with a CFS flight instructor.
Career Pilot Programs
CFS Flight Training offers a variety of pilot training programs for career-minded individuals. Whether aiming for commercial or corporate aviation, students enrolled can go from zero hours through commercial, multi-engine, and instrument rating certification in a short period of time. Additional ratings such as flight instructor certification, flight instructor instrument, flight instructor multi-engine and Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) are also available. Students will be prepared for careers as private, corporate or charter pilots, airline pilot, certified instructors, managers and supervisors in the aviation industry.
FAR 61 versus 141
Central Flying trains under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 61, which requires a minimum of 40 hours for a private license, and 250 hours for a commercial license. Central is also an FAR Part 141 FAA approved school. Under FAR Part 141, a person can obtain a private license in as little as 35 hours and a commercial license in as few as 190 hours if they are willing to follow a tightly regimented training program. There are very specific guidelines associated with the 141 programs, which should be discussed with Centralís chief flight instructor prior to starting flight training. Central Flying Service is the only 141 FAA certified program in the greater Little Rock metropolitan area.
LaserGrade Testing Center
Central Flying Service offers testing for many of the FAA written test exams; including the exams for pilots, military competency, designated examiners, A&P and AI. The testing center is open from 8am to 1:30pm Monday through Friday. Call the Flight Training department at 501.975.9330 to schedule your test.
For pricing information contact: Central Flying Service 501-975-9330 or 800-888-JETS ext 330 e-mail: Flight Training