Q. Is each Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) approved by the Federal Aviation Administration?
A. Yes, we are in strict compliance that they must be certified by the FAA.
Q.Can my child fly at this age?
A. There is no age requirement to start learning to fly. The student must be able to comprehend the material and comfortably and safely reach the controls.
Q. At what age can a person get a private pilot license?
A. The FAA states in FAR 61.103 that "to be eligible for a private pilot certificate a person must (a) be at least 17 years of age for a rating other than glider or balloon". The FAA states in FAR 61.83 (a) at 16 years of age a person can obtain a student pilot certificate and be legal to solo in an aircraft other than a balloon or glider.
Q. What type of plane will my child be flying?
A. UYA youth aviators will be flying in a Cessna 172. It is a four-seat, single engine, high wing, fixed wing aircraft. Cessna aircraft is the best selling most widely flown airplane ever built. It also has a reputation for being the most safest general aviation aircraft available.
Q.Does the Camp have insurance for flying?
A. Yes, each aviator and all personnel flying will have flyer renters insurance as well as insurance on campus grounds.
Q. What age is my child required to have an Federal Aviation Administration third class medical?
A. At age 16 is when your youth aviator will be required to have a completed FAA third class medical but we recommend your child get a medical during camp just in case of any unforeseen health restrictions in accordance with the FAA medical regulations.