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Pilot training FAQs

  1. General
  2. Training
  3. Instructors (CFIs)
  4. Aircraft

Why should I choose FLY. at Goodyear?

  • We've been successfully training pilots in the west valley for over 15 years.
  • We have helped many students get to where they need to be in a timely manner. Please refer to our New Student Packet & Student Policies for more details.
  • We have an excellent record of successful passes, because we are take care to ensure you are well versed and ready to take your checkride before sending you out.
  • We are careful in the selection of our instructors so you get great instruction no matter who is flying with you.
  • We have some of the cheapest, if not the cheapest, instruction costs in the whole Phoenix valley.
  • The owner is a commercial pilot with many thousands of hours, and an FAA examiner, so he knows what you need to pass.
  • We're away from the bustle and congestion of some of the east valley schools, so you can spend your time learning, rather than just looking for other aircraft.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Check, cash or credit/debit card.

Do you have international students?

Yes. However, it is the student's responsibility for obtaining the appropriate visa.

Are you authorized to issue M-1 visas for international students?

We currently do not offer I-20 sponsorship or M-1 Visa’s. You will have to go to your local US Immigration Office to apply for the Visa.

What are the insurance requirements of the school?

What are the insurance requirements of the school, and how do its liability and collision policies work? will the student be responsible for a deductible in the event of a loss?, and what is the coverage for student pilots?

Certain incidents and accidents are covered by the school's insurance, however, we strongly recommend that you purchase renter's insurance to cover any deductibles from reckless flying.

How are flights scheduled and operations managed?

Flights are scheduled online and operations are managed day to day by the instructors.

Do you have accommodation?

We currently offer accommodation on the airport. Please contact us for more details.

What do I need to start my training?

Only a few basics as we provide most of what you'll need. An aviation headset (you'll really benefit getting a pair with noise cancelling even though these are more expensive), an E6B flight computer, and a kneeboard. We can guide you in your choice of these. And you need a desire to enjoy yourself. Learning to fly can sometimes be stressful, but, at the heart of it, it's a lot of fun!

What is the average number of hours it took past students to complete their training?

We have helped many students get to where they need to be in a timely manner. Please refer to our New Student Packet & Student Policies for more details.

Can I fly every day?

Yes, with a few limitations. We offer a few 30 day Guaranteed Program options if you wish to fly everyday with an instructor. Otherwise, you will be placed on the schedule at between 1-3 times per week until you are able to coordinate more frequently with your instructor. We are open 7 days per week and at times to fit in with your schedule.

Do you offer ground school, and how is it handled?

We have an online King’s ground school for $400. (Optional)

At the moment, we don’t have ground school classes, just individual one-on-one training with our flight instructors.

How is flight training managed?, and are their progressive flight checks given?

We are a Part 141 and a Part 61 flight school. You will be placed in the 141 program unless otherwise specified. Under 141 training, you will have progress checks throughout your training.

What happens if I need additional time for each phase or module?, and what are the costs?

Training is done as needed. We have 8 single engine C172S airplanes at $135 per hour with fuel included. We have 12 instructors at $65 per hour.

How many lessons can a I schedule at one time?

We currently hold availability of 7 days per week from 5am-11pm.

Do you require the use of a training syllabus? if so, is it possible to obtain the whole curriculum before starting the course?

We do not use a specific curriculum if enrolled in Part 61. Most of our instructors are “career flight instructors” so they have many years and hours of experience of flight instruction.

If you are enrolled in Part 141, you will receive the curriculum with your ground school.

Do you train for Commercial certificates, Instrument ratings, CFI, CFII?

Yes. We regularly have students (they're really private pilots at that stage) going through our Commercial Certificate course. Many also complete their CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) rating as part of that, and go on to work for us.

How many CFIs are available, and how many are full time?

Most of our instructors are “career flight instructors” so they have many years and hours of experience of flight instruction. We have 12 instructors at $65 per hour.

How much time do instructors spend in ground training, briefing, and debriefing?

As needed basis.

What is the instructors to student ratio?

Anywhere from 1-6 students per instructor. Student schedules vary so each ratio is different.

What aircraft will I learn in?

We operate Cessna 172 aircraft. They're great student aircraft that have gentle flight characteristics, and are an excellent introduction to the joys of flying. For multi-engine students we have a Piper Seneca II.

What type of airport is the school at, and what facilities does the flight school have?

Goodyear Airport is a Class D airspace with regular traffic. There is a fixed based operator on the field called Lux Air.

Do you allow students to access the aircraft logbooks and maintenance records?




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(623) 469-4422

Goodyear Airport, 1658 S Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338

Goodyear Airport, 1658 S Litchfield Rd
Goodyear, AZ 85338


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