1. How does program work?
FLY WHEREVER YOU WANT 24/7!
You can take an adventure anywhere in the USA, from coast to coast or north to south!
Reserve your spot before you arrive! Before you arrive at Golden Wings Team we will schedule the airplane for all of the hours you purchase so you can complete your time building promptly!
Affordable Housing & Transportation Available. If you require housing, we have an affordable option for you (within Walking Distance from Airport)! If you need to go anywhere, we also have available transportation.
2. How long will take to make my booked flight hours?
For our Comprehensive Packages, the minimum amount of hours that we require for you to book is 50, and you can fly through those 50 hours in about 10 days, including Orientation day and the Checkout Flight. If your schedule doesn’t allow you to stay with us for the entire amount of hours that you may require, you can purchase multiple blocks of 50 or more hours with multiple dates. Please note, however, that we do not lock in a pilot’s seat, lodging, or hours into our Comprehensive Packages until the hours have been paid for.
For our Flexible Packages, there is zero commitment apart from the hours that you choose to be scheduled (per availability). The minimum amount of hours that you can purchase initially for the Flexible Packages is 10 hours. Any hours that you don’t use within 90 days are refunded right back to you.
Also we have option to book per hour for higher prices depending of airplane availability.
3. What are requirements to participate to the program?
For all of our Packages, we require that the pilot have at least their Private Pilot’s Certificate and be able to legally rent and fly airplanes in the United States. Additionally, each pilot is required to authorize a background check to have 24/7 access to our hangar and stay in our lodging.
To fly with a partner, and take advantage of the $85.00 per hour Split Rate, one of student-pilots must be Instrument Current. We will make schedules that fit your needs!
If you are not Instrument Current but have a Private Certificate, or you weigh over 210 pounds, you will need to fly solo at the Full Rate of $170.00 per hour.
4. How does schedule work?
Our hangar and airplane are available 24/7 and the stud- pilots are scheduled at their preferred time of the day per airplane availability and weather. The schedule is updated weekly and built out one week in advance.
Student-pilots fly 5-6 days a week with guaranteed 7th day off. Each flying day they build between 5-10 hours, or more should they wish.
5. What time of the day can I fly?
Our hangar is open to our student-pilots 24/7, the plane is available almost all day, all year as well. The times that plane is unavailable to student-pilots is during brief periods of extreme weather or during regular maintenance. During the year, however, we recommend that student-pilots fly during the Day in the Winter and at Night during the Summer. These times of the day provide our pilots the most pleasant flying experience and offer the opportunity for the most flight hours in a week.
6. Do you offer transportation?
For For $100.00 per week we offer full transportation care to our student-pilots to and from the airport within 5 miles from the airport.
7. Are there CFIs on staff for training and checkout flights?
Yes, our instructors are from Airline and Corporate Aviation and they understand all student-pilots needs. We have good experience to make you comfort from first day with Golden Wings Team.