Air Associates of Kansas is pleased to offer two types flight instructions. Prospective students may choose from Part 61 or Part 141, each is titled after their corresponding regulations by the FAA.
To become a Part 141 certified flight school, Air Associates was subjected to strict scrutiny by the FAA of our:
This is done to ensure that every aspect of our training program GUARANTEES the best possible learning environment for our students. Because of this strict FAA supervision, a Part 141 certified training facility’s students are able to earn their pilot licenses in fewer hours. Part 141 schools are subject to regular audits by the FAA and must meet minimum pass rate on the practical exams.
Part 61 flight instruction is less stringently guided by the FAA. Any FAA-approved flight instructor, whether associated with a flight school or not, may train a student under Part 61 regulations. Part 61 instruction is often more flexible, allowing the instructor to modify instruction to meet student’s goals.
Part 141 Benefits
- Private/Sport license can be earned in as little as 35 hours (40 hours required for Part 61). Note: Industry average for obtaining a license is 60-80 hours.
- For instrument rating, the 50 hour PIC Cross-Country requirement is waived, a potential savings of up to $7,000.
- A portion of instrument training can be completed in a simulator to minimize costs and maximize retention.
- During commercial training, 190 hours are required vs 250 hours for Part 61, a potential savings of $8,000.
Career Pilot Part 141
- Part 141 will give you the fast pace and structured training environment desired by career-pilots
- Air Associates has the top-of-the-line take home ground school study course
- Part 141 will save you the most money by the reduced hour requirements