ASG Managing Director, Diarmuid O'Riordan, comments that:
"In order to assist our ATPL theory students, we have established a partnership with the Irish-owned Flight School, Global Flight Training Solutions (GFTS), in Florida (USA) in order to make the hour building process as efficient, fun, easy, and inexpensive as possible.
While many hour building packages are offered across the US, few are Irish owned and designed specifically for visiting European students. Quite often the rates that are quoted involve no training or administrative support and are simply aircraft rates with fuel. This is not practicable for a European student given the nuances of the FAA system and the local regulatory requirements.
Our new training partners have a track record for delivering the highest standards of training and safety, and we really look forward to building on this relationship. Their team will be able to guide students through the processes and provide local training in order to get you in the air to build your hours as quickly and as safely as possible.
Having completed my own hour building there, I can personally testify to the fact that Southwest Florida, which enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine per year, is the ideal location for building flight experience prior to progressing to Commercial flight training"
Our partner is based at the 24hr Immokalee Regional Airport which boasts two 5000ft (1500m) runways. Landing fees at our 24hr homebase are included and you will find that many airports in Florida do not charge for visiting aircraft!
Hour building aircraft and rates
Included in our rates are:
- A personalized, intensive 4 to 6-week hour building program
- Customized training for any experience level
- Exclusive access to our C172s, the industry’s finest, safest trainer
- Up to 10 hours Dual included with an FAA Certificated Flight Instructor
- Detailed guidance on plane performance, local flying conditions, and rules
- No hidden fees or extra charges for full-stop or touch-and-go landings
Due to currency fluctuations, our hour building rates can change, please e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +35316859021 for your personalised quotation.