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Private Pilot

It all starts here!  Whether you want to earn your private pilot certificate to fly somewhere on vacation, visit family, travel more freely for business, or if your goal is to one day fly heavy jets for an airline, your private pilot certificate is the first step.

Fischer Aviation will ensure you get the most comprehensive training from the very beginning.  While many schools may teach you the “how” during your flight training, we will also teach you the “why”.  Learning the “why” is critical in the development of a safe, forward thinking pilot.  We stress real world scenarios.  Students begin to develop the mental skill set to make solid decisions with instructor supervision and advice.

As a certificated private pilot you may fly and carry passengers day or night under visual flight rules (VFR). While you may not fly for hire, you can split the operating costs with your passengers.

The required amount of flight time to get a private license is 40 hours.  However, most people will take a little longer than that to become a pilot.  Plane & Pilot magazine writes, “The national average, however, indicates that the typical student pilot tends to require more than 70 hours of training, regardless of the type of school, to earn a private-pilot license.”  This is not true for everyone and many of our students learn with considerably less time, but, as with any type of training, the more you dedicate to it, the quicker it will go.


Instrument Rating

The greatest benefit to having your instrument rating is the enhanced level of safety and proficiency.  Whether you intend to launch into instrument conditions, or just want to know you can handle them should they arise, your instrument rating will ensure you are capable of using the airplane to its fullest potential.

The minimum training time requirement for the instrument rating is 40 hours and you can start logging that time once you have earned your private pilot certificate.  The odds of acquiring your instrument rating close to the minimum is more likely than with the initial private certificate since you already know how to fly.

Once you have earned your instrument rating you will be able to fly in the clouds and in visibility which is less than that required for VFR . This will enable you to expand the use of your pilot certificate for all the reasons you learned to fly in the first place.


Commercial Pilot

Obtaining your commercial pilots license is a very rewarding journey.   The requirements listed in FAR 61.129 are to be met before you are eligible.  The biggest requirement is at least 250 hours of pilot time, a 250nm cross-country, 10 hours in a complex aircraft and of course a written exam.  But enough about requirements lets talk flight training!

A commercial pilot is considered a professional pilot, smooth, coordinated and calculated.  While learning Chandelles, Lazy 8’s, 8’s on pylons and power off 180’s you will hone your skills as a coordinated pilot who is always one step ahead of the airplane.  Challenge yourself in an aircraft with retractable gear, manifold and rpm gauges for the variable pitch propeller and master our 200hp Piper Arrow III.

Some of the benefits to becoming a commercial pilot are being able to take money for services (flying for hire), a complex sign off and a discount on your aviation insurance policy.  A good pilot is always learning and a commercial pilots licenses will take your skills and training to the next level.  Want to fly like a pro?  Fly with our professional CFI’s here at Fischer Aviation where your safety and training is our number one priority.  Oh yeah, and have a lot of fun while doing it!  Contact us for more information and begin your journey into a larger aviation field.


Biennial Flight Review (BFR)

Fischer Aviation, Inc. provides the recurrent ground and flight training required by CFR61.56 for the biennial flight review, in one of our airplanes or in yours.  With an emphasis on aeronautical decision making, as well as fundamental piloting skills, it is a learning experience for pilots of all levels of experience.


Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC)

Fischer Aviation, Inc. is capable of providing you with everything you need to not only keep you legal, but safe, and proficient while flying in “actual”.  In our airplane or yours, we have a wide range of experience in both steam gauges and glass.  Our practical approach will offer insight to even the most seasoned aviators.


Fischer Aviation, Inc.
165 Passaic Avenue
Fairfield New Jersey 07004


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