Piedmont Flight Training

Recreational PILOT

The Pathway to Becoming a Recreational Pilot

Some just want to fly for fun.

Getting Your Private

You don’t have to become a career pilot to fly. If you just want to be able to go up, you can get your Sport or Private Pilot Certificate. These certificates allow you to fly in good weather, high visibility, and below the cloud cover. You can take the family on a weekend trip, fly for personal travel or just enjoy the aerial views of your town or city.

Getting Your Instrument

Getting your instrument is the next logical step in completing your recreational pilot goal. The rating expands the flying conditions in which you can fly safely. An instrument rating heightens your intuition to be better prepared for the unexpected limitations like in unpredictable weather and clouds. Your ability to notice and predict weather conditions improves, as well as, being able recognize frontal passages, ice, thunderstorms, and more.

Our School Will Remain Open With Enhanced Health Precautions and Procedures

Piedmont Flight Training takes concerns about COVID-19 very seriously. Our number one priority is the safety of all students and staff. We have been proactive in educating our students and staff in reference to healthy protective measures and will expend every effort to continue to do our part in the protection of public health and follow appropriate guidance as necessary from the CDC and NC government authorities.

Critical Infrastructure Sectors
There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof. Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21): Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience advances a national policy to strengthen and maintain secure, functioning and resilient critical infrastructure. This directive supersedes Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7.
Aviation is Part of Our Critical Infrastructure Sectors
Aviation includes aircraft, air traffic control systems, and about 19,700 airports, heliports and landing strips. Approximately 500 provide commercial aviation services at civil and joint-use military airports, heliports, and sea plane bases.  In addition, the aviation mode includes commercial and recreational aircraft (manned and unmanned) and a wide-variety of support services, such as aircraft repair stations, fueling facilities, navigation aids, and flight schools. Source Link