If you're interested in getting your Private Pilot License, you will need to have a routine examination performed by an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). You don’t need a medical prior to starting training but you should get it shortly after starting lessons. If you have any questions about your ability to pass a medical examination, please speak to an AME prior to scheduling your appointment. Dr. Lesser Crystal Lake, IL 815-459-6655 Dr. Ostrom Elgin, IL 847-741-0372 Dr. Chudik Algonquin, IL 224-783-4310
Absolutely! Weather permitting, we fly every day of the week, all year round. Airplanes get warm inside just like a car. You’ll find the cabin to be plenty warm during a winter lesson.
No. You can take flying lessons at any age. The FAA does require that you be at least 16 years old to fly solo, and 17 to get a license. In our experience, full-time flight lessons aren't usually productive until someone is about 15 years old, but we're always happy to help keep a young aviator interested in their passion.
Fly an airplane! As a licensed pilot, you can fly a single-engine airplane and passengers, day or night, to just about anywhere you want to go. There are some restrictions for weather (and you can't offer your services for hire) but you'll learn all about that during your training. The freedom to head out of town for a weekend can truly be realized when you have access to an airplane. You can rent the airplane you learned to fly in, and just like your flight lessons, you'll only pay when the engine is running.