Lone Star

Flight Training

Getting Started at Lone Star

Keep It Simple

In most cases your flight training begins by filling out our clientel information form, purchasing your text books (less than $100.00) and scheduling your first lesson. 
Our training program is structured to the individual. You may decide to fly once a week or more frequently. There is no specific time frame in which to complete your training. We find that two to three times per week is most effective for progress, retention and cost.

We understand that you have a busy schedule. Time and money constraints are two very critical factors for flight training. We schedule to your time and you pay as you train.  There is no down payment required. We are open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Overall we say enjoy the process.  Flight training is life changing. 

Medical Requirements

The FAA requires you to obtain a Third Class Student Medical Certificate prior to your first solo flight.  You may obtain your Medical Certificate from an AME (Aviation Medical Examiner). At Lone Star we recommend completing this early if not before beginning your flight training.  Knowing you are medically fit to fly gives you peace of mind and enables you to apply for your Student Pilot License.

TSA Requirements

According to the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA (Transportation Security Administration), a copy of your U.S. Passport, or U.S. Birth Certificate and Driver License must be present prior to training in an aircraft to meet FAR part 1552.

International Students

We are a Part 61 flight school.  We offer training to persons holding a Resident Alien Green Card after they comply with a background check required by TSA (The Transportation Security Administration). International students may find additional information concerning the AFSP by going to http://www.flightstudentcandidates.gov/.

How Many Hours Will I Train

The FAA requires logging a minimum of 40 hours of flight instruction to obtain a Private Pilots License.  The national average for actual training hours for a new student pilot is reported by the FAA to be between 65 to 75 hours. (FAA.gov Student Pilot Guide).  

The difference between the FAA minimum and actual flight training time is due to a United Nations requirement.  As a member of the UN the United States must comply with certain International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations, and FAA training time reflect the worldwide standards.  

Therefore, even pilots holding other aviation certifications will have to satisfy the 40 hour flight training minimum to obtain a PPL.  Your own training time will result from your frequency of flight, personal study habits and aptitude.