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FAQs

Do you have set pricing?

We have a set aircraft rental for each aircraft and instructor rate.  The cost of the activity is based on the aircraft hobbs time and instructor time.

* fuel is included in our aircraft rental rates

Do I need to finish my rating in a certain time frame? 

From 1 activity per week to 5 activities per week, we accommodate your schedule and your time frame.

How long does your training take? 

Most students average one rating/certificate per semester.  However, times can vary depending on the amount of time and effort put in by the student. 

What courses do you offer? 

  • Private Pilot Airplane

  • Instrument Airplane

  • Commercial Single-Engine

  • Commercial Multi-Engine Add-On

  • CFI

  • CFII

  • MEI

Do you do high performance and complex endorsements? 

We offer both high performance endorsements in our Cessna 182's and complex endorsements in our Cessna 310's. 

Who maintains your aircraft? 

Located right next door to North-Aire is Eagle Air Repair, Northern Arizona’s Premier Aviation Maintenance Facility.  They have 3 full time IA’s with over 4 decades of combined experience.

What is the difference between Part 141 and Part 61 training?

Choosing to train under Part 141 vs. 61 is largely dependent on what previous flight training you have received (if any at all). Your instructor will meet with you individually to choose the best option for you.  Part 141 flight training follows a specified TCO (training course outline) and is more structured than Part 61 training.  Part 61 training is still structured, but allows for more flexibility.

How many students are assigned to an instructor?

This is a very common question from new incoming students who have had scheduling issues in the past. North-Aire’s instructor loads can very slightly; however we have found 5-8 students per instructor allows each student to complete 3-5 events per week without creating scheduling issues. 

Do I need flight experience to train at North-Aire? 

Whether you have 0 hours looking to work on your Private Pilot License or 1,000 hours and looking to get an added rating to an existing license, we would be thrilled to have you in one of our programs.  

How do I know if I'll like flying? 

We offer discovery flights here at North-Aire for a discounted rate.  You can go up with one of our experienced instructors, get a feel for aviation and the Prescott area.  Warning: you are sure to love aviation after just as much as we do.  

Will I receive one-on-one instruction?

Yes. You and your instructor schedule one-on-one grounds, flights and simulator time together.

Does Part 141 training cross over between schools? 

Credit from previous part 141 training can be applied to North-Aire’s 141 courses at the discretion of the Chief or Assistant Chief Instructor. The credit applied is limited to not more that 50% of the training requirements in North-Aire’s curriculum.  Reference 14 CFR 141.77(c)(1)&(2).

What documents will I need to bring in?

Our dispatchers will need to make a copy of your original driver's license, passport or birth certificate, aviation medical, and pilot certificate.  For new students, your instructor will help you sign up for a student pilot certificate and medical.  For international students, we will also need your VISA.

What are my payment options?

We have two different options for payment: pay as you go, or pay from account.  Paying from an account requires the student/customer to deposit a certain amount of money and those funds will be placed in a debit account for that student.  Pay as you go allows students to pay after each activity.  We accept cash, check, or credit/debit payments for either option, however, card payments have a 2.75% fee.