Piedmont Flight Training

STUDENT Hub

There is a lot to learn and get familiar with when choosing to be a pilot.  The Student Hub is meant to be a central location that provides our students guidance, helpful information and resources they will  need to successfully accomplish their flight training goals.

Expectations

Managing expectations from the beginning provides a strong foundation for what’s to come.

Be Committed

A committed student works hard and is loyal to their aviation goal. Consistently and positively give your time, focus and energy to your flight training.

 

Value Time

Be on time for your lessons.  Show up prepared.  Be consistent.  Maintain your schedule as timely and accurately as possible.  Everyone’s time is valuable.

 

Study

Flight Training is not just about going up.  Ground knowledge is as important to your success.


Pay Attention and Ask Questions as Much as Possible

Everyone brings a different perspective, knowledge, experience and wisdom to the school.  

 

Don’t Be Shy

Engage with other students and instructors.  Everyone now has a lot in common.

 

Have Manners

Treat everyone with courtesy, respect and dignity.

 

Communicate

With your CFI.  With our Chief Flight Instructor.  With our Front Desk Manager.  With our General Manager.  Ideas, questions, concerns.  We want to hear it.

ORIENTATION

Piedmont Flight Training has instituted an orientation for incoming students to ease the transition into flight training.

Every student is expected to complete the Orientation prior to beginning their flight training.  The time is meant to educate, familiarize and help the student to feel comfortable and confident about their training at PFT.  Each student can expect to cover the following:

  • Student Expectations
  • Safety Standards  and Operating Procedures
  • Airport Layout
  • Aircraft Cleanliness
  • Scheduling 
  • CDC Protocols

Scheduling

The flight school uses Flight Circle as its Scheduling system.  You can create your user profile and have the flexibility to schedule your lessons according to you and your instructors availability.

GET SMART

There’s plenty of information that’s helpful for the student to know from the beginning.

The Student Solo

A student’s first solo is a pivotal time in their flight training.

One of the most common questions students ask is “WHEN CAN I SOLO?”

In order to solo, a student must be able to…

 

  1. Make competent go/no-go decisions for every flight.
  2. Determine the location of all other traffic while in the pattern.
  3. Establish and maintain a stabilized approach.
  4. Determine wind direction and make proper rudder/aileron inputs.
  5. Manage the aircraft’s energy so landings occur at the touchdown points.
  6. Land with and then maintain the proper pitch altitude.
  7. Keep the longitudinal axis parallel to and over the runway centerline.
  8. Keep the centerline between the main wheels throughout all take offs and landings.
  9. Respond correctly and positively to any abnormality or emergency.
  10. Communicate properly and effectively with other traffic or ATC.

Ground Training
Requires Home Study

Flight training is not just about flying.  Ground training is an integral part of pilot certification courses.  Reading, studying and reviewing the student materials, in addition to classroom ground lessons is essential to your success.  

Your Private Pilot Textbook is your primary source for your initial study and review.   The textbook chapters are references for each ground lesson.  The text contains complete and concise explanations of the fundamental concepts and ideas that every pilot needs to know.

Part of your Private Pilot Certification requires passing an FAA written exam.  Think of ground training as a home study course as well.

Student Resources

Open Forum for Students

Students are encouraged to bring and concerns, questions or comments to the Chief

Flight Instructor at Piedmont Flight Training.

 

Commencement

Piedmont Flight Training students who are graduating are invited to participate in

commencement at Liberty in Lynchburg, Virginia.

 

Enrollment & Academic Class Selection Questions

All General Academic Advising questions are directed to Liberty University

Online Admission Specialist and Academic Advisors.


 Liberty University Online Aviation Degrees

Contact

Liberty University Online

Toll Free: 800-424-9595

 

Online Academic Advising

Toll Free: 855-466-9218

All Veteran Benefits questions are directed to Liberty University’s Office of Military Affairs (MAO)

Military Affairs

Toll Free: 855-355-4947

Direct: 434-592-5990

Email: [email protected]

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • Pay as you go
  • Training Package
  • AOPA Finance