GLR Power Flight Academy
Great Lakes Region Powered Flight Academy
June 15, 2019 - June 23, 2019
Do you want to take the first step in becoming a pilot? This is a step in the right direction. Aspiring pilots receive formal ground instruction and cockpit time with a certified flight instructor. Participants in powered flight academies receive 10 hours of “hands on” flight time learning the basics of flying a powered aircraft (Cessna 172), 25 hours of ground instruction, and the opportunity to fly as an observer when other cadets receive instruction. The learning environment is specially designed for cadets, and the low instructor to student ratio provides opportunities for mentoring and individual attention. Many cadets participating in a NFA even solo at the academy!
1)Completed encampment and recorded in eServices by time of application
2)Age 16 by activity start date
3)Start application for Student Pilot Certificate--Getting a Student Pilot Certificate is a multi-step process which typically takes 6-8 weeks. Student pilot certificates issued after April 1, 2016 do not expire. If you currently hold a certificate which will expire before 31 Aug 2019, you need to get a new one issued. There is no charge to create an account and begin the certificate application process. Go to https://iacra.faa.gov/IACRA/Default.aspx to create an account and begin application. Go to https://iacra.faa.gov/IACRA/HelpandInfo.aspx?id=5 for help on creating account and applying for a student pilot certificate. If selected to attend, you will have to provide copy of your student pilot certificate to activity staff by the 31 March initial deposit date.
4)To be eligible to solo, you must hold a valid Third Class Medical Certificate (for a list of Aviation Medical Examiners--AMEs--in your area, go to www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/medical_certification)
5)Hold a government issued photo identification card (driver's license or photo identification card issued by your state or federal government - not a school ID card)
6)If you are slotted for the activity, you will need provide proof of citizenship. Please follow this link for information regarding why you must bring ORIGINAL birth certificate or UNEXPIRED VALID US passport to the academy. http://www.aopa.org/tsa_rule/uscitizen.html. If you are not a US citizen, please contact the activity director when you are slotted for the information to provide in order to participate.