Culver Academies Aviation
Summer Camp 2019
INTRO TO FLIGHT
Alphaflight LLC will be providing training and Discovery Flights for the 2019 Culver Summer Schools and Camps Aviation Program. Co-owners Dan Marohn and Ken Norris wish to welcome new and returning students and parents.
We bring a wealth of military, airline and civilian training to the program. Standardization and consistency are vital to the goal of bringing up the next generation of safe, knowledgeable and skilled aviators. Whether you just want to try a Discovery Flight or take a few lessons to see what flying is all about; or you want to take it a little further and solo an airplane or get a Private Pilot License to make yourself a more well rounded person; or you decide to pursue aviation as a career, nothing takes the place of learning the right way from day one. We will accomplish this goal with our standardized, industry leading Jeppesen curriculum broken down into three different “Stages”, our newer, lower time aircraft, FAA approved Advanced Aviation Training Devices (Simulators), hand-picked professional flight instructors, state-of-the-art electronic scheduling and friendly and professional customer service and support staff.
We’re excited to give Culver students and parents the best possible experience for the 2019 season and look forward to getting to know each of you this coming summer.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN:
With our goal of providing you with the best possible experience, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page before you begin the process of enrollment. While we hope this will address most questions you might have, but realize it won’t be able to cover them all. If, at any time, you have a question, problem or issue, please call us for help.
I am a returning student. What Stage should I select?
May I fly if I am NOT a United States Citizen?
Do I need a Student Pilot License?
How many flights should I purchase?
How much do the flights cost and why aren’t they listed?
What are the requirements to earn a Private Pilot License?
- Be at least 17 years of age
- Be able to read, write, and converse fluently in English
- Obtain at least a third-class FAA medical certificate
- Receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor or complete a home-study course
- Pass a knowledge test with a score of 70% or better.
- Accumulate appropriate flight experience
- Receive a total of 40 hr. of flight instruction and solo flight time including:
20 hours of flight training from an authorized flight instructor, including at least:
3 hours of cross-country (i.e. to other airports)
3 hours of night, including
1. One cross-country flight of over 100nm total distance
2. 10 takeoffs and 10 landings to a full stop at an airport
3 hours of instrument flight training in an airplane
3 hours in airplanes in preparation for the private pilot practical test within
60 days prior to that test
10 hours of solo time in an airplane, including:
5 hours of cross-country flights
One solo cross-country flight of at least 150nm total distance, with full-stop
landings at a minimum of three points and with one segment of the flight
consisting of a straight-line distance of at least 50nm between takeoff and landing locations
Three solo takeoffs and landings to a full stop at an airport with an
operating control tower
- Successfully complete a practical (flight) test given as a final exam
by an FAA inspector or designated pilot examiner and
conducted as specified in the FAA’s Private Pilot Practical Test Standards
Should I purchase simulator lessons? Why, or why not?
If my student really likes it, can I purchase more flights during the summer?
What if I cannot find a place to get fingerprints done in my country?
SUMMER FLIGHT CAMP STAGE #1:
The stage #1 student obtains a solid foundation for all future flight training. Summer Flight Camp Stage #1 will train the student the basic flight maneuvers needed for fundamentals of controlled flight. This will include a combination of advanced flight instruction in aircraft and flight simulators.
The student will begin the initial steps for successful:
Takeoffs, landings, traffic patterns, ground tracking, steep turns, instrument flight, slow flight, stalls, spin awareness, flight deck and emergency procedures.
Summer Flight Camp Stage #1 will follow the highly regarded Jeppesen Private Pilot Syllabus Stage 1 to ensure the student will be a properly recognized FAA private pilot applicant.
SUMMER FLIGHT CAMP STAGE #2:
The stage #2 student will expand upon skills learned in the previous training. Greater emphasis will be placed on advanced flight maneuvers. Training will be conducted in aircraft, flight simulators, and more advanced ground instruction.
The student will train to reach the level of skills necessary for being pilot in command. Further mastery of the following skills:
Instrument attitude control, stalls, ground reference maneuvers, performance takeoff/landing procedures, cross country flight, navigation systems, and solo flight competence.
Summer Flight Camp Stage #2 will follow the highly regarded Jeppesen Private Pilot Syllabus Stage 2 to further ensure the student will be a properly recognized FAA private pilot applicant.
*Students are encouraged to observe training flights as part of their experience. AlphaFlight LLC does not guarantee the student will meet all standards or be endorsed for solo flight.
SUMMER FLIGHT CAMP STAGE #3:
The stage #3 student will gain additional mastery of skills necessary to become an FAA certified private pilot. Additional proficiency will be emphasized on cross-country flight operations. Training will be conducted in aircraft, flight simulators, and advance ground instruction to meet the private practical test standards.
Flight Camp Stage #3 will follow the highly regarded Jeppesen Private Pilot Syllabus Stage 3 to further ensure the student will be a properly recognized FAA private pilot applicant. This course is designed to train the student towards the minimum criteria established for Private Pilot Airman Certification Standards.
*AlphaFlight LLC does not guarantee the student will meet all standards or be endorsed to apply for Airman Certification.
SUMMER FLIGHT CAMP ELECTIVES
Additional Flight Training
Flight students can elect up to 4 additional flight hours.
Additional Simulator Training
Flight students can elect up to 4 additional flight hours.
This is an introduction for students or staff desiring to enjoy the experience of flight. Assist at the controls with a flight instructor as you enjoy the complex world of aviation.
- APPROXIMATELY 60 MINUTES
- 20 MINUTES IN THE PILOT SEAT
- NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED
- ONLY FOR THOSE NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN
INSTRUCTED FLIGHT PROGRAMS.