If you’ve always dreamed of taking the first step in flying, let us help start you on your path! We’ve taken hundreds of students from their first flight lesson to flying on their own. Our instructors will see you all the way to your exciting first solo flight and then to your private license.
Knowing where to start is one of the toughest aspects of learning how to fly. At Above and Beyond Aviation, we offer the perfect solution to this problem by offering a hands-on, scenic Discovery Flight. For 30-40 minutes, one of our experienced instructors will accompany you for a breathtaking flight around the downtown Austin area. Imagine seeing prominent landmarks such as the Lady Bird Johnson Lake, the University of Texas campus, and the Texas State Capitol.
One of the most exciting aspects of a Discovery Flight is YOU will be at the controls, flying one of our well-maintained training aircraft for most of the flight under an instructor’s supervision. Discovery Flights are perfect for the aviation enthusiast trying to decide if flying is a true passion, as a gift for any occasion, or as satisfying a long held curiosity.
If your Discovery Flight stems an interest to initiate pilot training, we will answer any questions and offer personalized guidance on how to start. With several training aircraft and experienced instructors, we offer a unique, efficient, and personalized approach on learning how to fly. Safety has always been the number one emphasis of our flight school and it shows with our excellent safety record. Below are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about flight training.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Private Pilot’s License is one the first licenses a new pilot can obtain. It allows the pilot to fly a small aircraft without an instructor’s supervision and with passengers in visual flight conditions. The pilot may not make a profit off passengers or cargo with this particular license.
- At least 17 years of age:
- Be able to read, speak and understand English:
- Able to pass a FAA 3rd class physical;
- Able to accumulate the necessary flight experience and pass an oral, written and practical exams.
At a minimum, you can expect to spend $8,000. This includes:
- 40 hours of flight time in a Cessna 152
- 20 hours of instructor time
- Books and supplies
- Third Class Medical flight physical
- FAA Written Private Pilot Knowledge Test
- FAA Practical Private Pilot Checkride
About the Basic Course Summary
Each lesson is fully described within the syllabus, including the objectives, standards, and measurable units of accomplishment and learning. The stage objectives and standards are described at the beginning of each stage with the syllabus.
Basic Course Summary
- Obtaining and interpreting a weather briefing
- Preflighting and postflighting the aircraft
- Airport operations, taxi, and radio procedures
- Takeoff, and the four basics of flight – straight and level, climbs, descents, and turns
- Slow flight and turns
- Approach stalls and departure stalls
- Steep turns – 45 degree bank
- Ground Reference Maneuvers
- Following a road, turns about a point, s-turns over a road and rectangular patterns
- Pattern entries and go-arounds
- Instrument flying and Unusual attitudes
- Emergency procedures
- Cross country planning and flying
- Solo landings
- Solo Cross country flight
- Night Flying
- Advanced landings and takeoffs – Short field and Soft field
- Checkride review
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