FAQ

What are the basic requirements that I need to meet to start flight training?
Once I meet the initial requirements, what do I have to do to earn my Private Pilot Certificate?
What types of certificates, ratings, and endorsements can I earn at the Fargo Flight School?
Is financial aid available?
How experienced are your flight instructors?
Your instructors are among the best. How are your training aircraft?
Do I need a medical? Where do I get one?

What are the basic requirements that I need to meet to start flight training?

You can fly with an instructor at nearly any age, but by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Regulations, you must be at least 16 years old to fly an airplane by yourself (solo) and be at least 17 years old to complete your Private Pilot Certificate.

You must also be able to read, write, and comprehend the English language and must be able to pass an aviation flight physical. Once you meet these three criteria, you're ready to start flying.

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Once I meet the initial requirements, what do I have to do to earn my Private Pilot Certificate?

The FAA sets the standards for pilot competency. We operate under Part 61 of the Federal Aviation Regulations which allows flexibility in our training programs. We’re able to treat you as an individual and create the best training scenario to meet your specific needs.

Fargo Flight School and the instructors meet the requirements of FAR Part 61 so you can achieve your aviation goals, whatever they may be.

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What types of certificates, ratings, and endorsements can I earn at the Fargo Flight School?

Our certificate programs include:

  • Sport Pilot Certificate
  • Private Pilot Certificate
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate 
  • Airline Transport Pilot Certificate 
  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
  • Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFII)
  • Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI)

Our rating programs include:

  • Instrument Rating
  • Multi-Engine Rating

Our Endorsements Include:

  • High Performance Endorsement (greater than 200 HP Engine)
  • Complex Endorsement (retractable gear, controllable pitch propeller, and flaps)
  • Tail-wheel Endorsement

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Is financial aid available?

Education loans are a great way to help you reach all of your certificates and ratings. Please contact us at pilot@fargojet.com or 701-235-3600 for more information. 

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How experienced are your flight instructors?

The instructors at Fargo Jet Center are simply the best. We match you to the ideal instructor for your individual goals, so you know you're getting the very best for your unique situation. 

Please visit our Flight School Staff page to learn more about our instructors.

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Your instructors are among the best. How are your training aircraft?

Our aircraft are maintained to the highest of FAA standards within our own facility. They have GPS technology and are certified for IFR operations, with the exception of our C-162 Skycatcher. 

C-162 Skycatcher: Sport Pilot and Private Pilot Training

C-172: Private Pilot and Instrument Training

C-R182: Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor Training 

Seneca: Multi-Engine Training 

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Do I need a medical? Where do I get one?

Depends. The FAA is in the process of changing its requirements. Please contact us at pilot@fargojet.com or 701-235-3600 for information on requirements for obtaining an aviation medical examination.

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Part 107 Drone Ground Training Course

Topics Covered: Airspace, Airport Operations, Aviation Weather, sUAS Regulations & more!

This one day course will help you prepare for the Unmanned Aircraft General (UAG) written exam. With this, you'll be one step closer to becoming a safe and knowledgeable remote pilot. 

For more information or to find out about upcoming class dates, please contact Tajae Viaene at drone@fargojet.com or 701-388-3252.