Crest Airpark is now FAA Approved for the Private and Commercial Pilot Licenses and Instrument rating.
It is important to know that our flight school is FAA Approved by choice, not because it is required.
Additionally, VA (Veterans Administration) Approval allows students to qualify for VA loans.
Our choice to become an FAA Approved School requires an approved flight-training syllabus for each course, instructor standardization, supervision and stage checks by the Chief or Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, and regular FAA inspections of school facilities, aircraft, simulators and training devices, as well as student training records, and instructor records.
To insure the quality training and to retain FAA Approval, our school must maintain at least an 80% first time pass rate for all graduates on FAA Flight Tests and a 90% pass rate for Examining Authority. Under FAR Part 141, the FAA grants a 60-hour reduction in the basic Part 61 commercial rating total time, reducing the requirement to 190 total hours.