Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to learn to fly?

This is like asking how long it takes to grow a tomato. So much depends on the instructor, the weather, how often you fly and how hard you work at it. Some people have learned in a couple of months and some take a couple of years. But one thing is for sure, most of it is up to you. NLFT specializes in putting your training on an intensive track which not only makes it happen in the shortest period of time but also makes it financially efficient.

What are your fees for services?

That depends on the training and location. The prices are similiar to what your local flight school charges for its advanced instructors. Risk has an affect on price too: There are different fees for ground training and in-flight instruction (and we charge more for ferrying damaged airplanes to repair stations for instance) Travel, accomodations and other costs are extra as well.

How far will you travel to help me?

That’s up to you and your budget. But if you plan to take a week or two off and really work intensively on your flying, we'll go a long way to help you. 

How does training affect my insurance?

That's a two-part answer: 

  1. Most insurers automatically provide coverage when receiving training (but check your policy to make sure) and if they don't, we can provide details to add us as 'named insured pilot'
  2. Gettinging dual instruction is  usually required when you get a new type of aircraft and helps reduce your premiums on existing airplanes. Ask your broker for details and don't be afraid to shop around.

What's the best way to get an instrument rating?

Most people will learn better and more economically by immersion. There is a lot of preparation involved (meaning a lot of reading) that you can do on your own time but then its time to train. 40 hours is the typical minimum amount of instrument dual time and some of it can and should be done in a simulator. But do it'll learn better and remember more.