PHPTC offers a special package to military aviators wishing to obtain a FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate. This package is aimed at the Initial Entry Rotary Wing student attending flight school here at Ft. Rucker, AL. However, the course is perfectly suitable for any rated military aviator, maintaining currency in airplanes or helicopters. The cost for this is $140.
What do you get for $140? You get a very comprehensive class to prepare you for the exam, and the exam. The class is designed to insure that students pass the exam. To do this the information is presented by a FAA certified Ground Instructor utilizing Power Point, lecture and guided discussions. At the end of each section, a review is accomplished covering the subject area questions that may be included on the exam. Each student is issued a study guide for the day to aid in his or her study. The exam is a 50 question multiple choice type test. Minimum passing score is 70%. Students should know that the pass rate is approximately about 99%.
To receive the FAA Certification the student must have graduated flight school and be a rated military aviator. After graduating flight school the student must meet with the Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) or the FAA at an area Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO) for the sign-off. After completion of the sign off process your temporary certificate is emailed to you. The permanent certificate arrives by mail 8-10 weeks later.
Each student earning their Commercial Pilot Certificate through PHPTC will receive, totally free of charge, a one year membership with PHPA. This is a $60.00 value by itself, but PHPA is also going to provide a free breakfast prior to the class. Go to the PHPA Info button on the home page for more information about the benefits of your new membership. The scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy breakfast with all the coffee you can drink to wash it down is great.
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