Common Reasons Why Pilot’s Don’t Finish Flight School

Learning to fly is a dream for many people, but some students worry that they won’t have the ability to meet the learning requirements or develop the skills they need to control an aircraft. The reality is that this usually isn’t a reason for students not to finish flight school! Almost anyone can learn to fly – so why do some students not complete the course? Here are some insights from the flight school at Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey.

  • Financial obligations: The cost of flight training varies from school to school and is also determined by the type of license you want to attain. On average, a private pilot license can cost around $10,000 but there can be additional charges too, like learning materials and living expenses while you’re in training. For some students, the cost may become too much to manage or a life event may impact on their finances, making it difficult to pay for lessons. Usually, many of these students return to training months or even years later.
  • Lack of time: You do need to put aside time to complete the course and fly the required number of hours – a minimum of 40 hours for a private pilot license (often an average of 60-70 hours in reality). For some students, this can become difficult to achieve, leading to cancelled lessons, delays in their progression and eventually quitting when they realize they simply don’t have the time. When they do have the time later in life, many of these students return.
  • They lack focus: When you’re aiming to accomplish something, whether it’s a pilot’s license, a college course or anything else in life, you’ll always perform better if you have an end-goal in mind. Your focus could be to work towards your career goal as a commercial pilot, to join fire and rescue services or simply to fly around the country and enjoy the sights. Without a plan in mind, some students struggle to motivate themselves to complete flight school.
  • They had a bad instructor: Teachers play a critical role in helping students discover their passion for flying, develop their career goals, build their confidence in the air and pass on knowledge effectively. While industry standards are in place to ensure instructors are of a high quality, sometimes personality clashes or other issues can make it a bad learning experience that unfortunately leads to a student dropping out. In these cases, it’s essential to speak up and switch instructors or move to a school where you feel comfortable with and confident in the instructors.

Take to the Skies with the Monmouth Executive Airport Flight School in NJ 

It’s never too late to learn to fly and achieve your dreams – and Monmouth Executive Airport’s flight school in New Jersey will help you get there. A safe, stress-free airport with uncrowded airspace and the longest private runway in the country, our airport offers you an opportunity to really relax and experience the joy of flight – a unique experience for flight schools in NJ.

For more information about flying lessons in NJ and how to learn to fly, please visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ or contact us today.

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4 Tips For Designing Your Own Hangar

Have you taken on the challenge of designing your own hangar? It can be surprisingly complex to plan and build such a seemingly simple building! Here are some tips from the team at Monmouth Executive Airport.

  1. Check requirements and restrictions: Hangar sites will have certain regulations governing how you can build on them that will impact your design. Some factors include the percentage of the block that can be built on, how close you can build to the boundaries of the envelope, fire restrictions, waste water requirements, access requirements and even permissible types of cladding.
  2. Focus on your door system: The type and size of your hangar door is critical to the building’s functionality – and the best advice is to always choose the bigger of the two options. There are a range of door options including bi-folding doors, vertical lift doors and sliding doors, with sliding doors being the most affordable option and bi-fold and vertical lift doors offering the best space savings.
  3. Check your aircraft space: Once you know how many aircrafts you are planning to store in your hangar, you’ll have a solid idea of how large it should be. Remember to include sufficient space around each aircraft to make moving around the hangar easier and make it simpler to maneuver an aircraft out of the space. Many people also use their hangars for additional storage for boats, cars and ATVs, so it’s always good to consider all your storage needs even if they aren’t aircraft-related.
  4. Make sure your electrical supply is up to the task: From lighting and charging points for your cellphone to plugs for tools and appliances, it’s important that your hangar has sufficient points to meet your needs. Properly planned outlets will make working on your aircraft much easier and less dangerous – removing the risks of running cables all across the floor space.
  5. Don’t forget your additional extras: Hangars can be fitted with extra features and the best time to do this is during the building process. This can include office or workshop space, running water (and a toilet), and so forth.

Want Hangar Space Now? We Have the Best Aircraft Hangar Options in NJ 

Monmouth Airport is currently expanding – and part of our plan is to meet the demand by pilots and charter companies for affordable, high-quality hangar space NJ. In addition to communal hangar space, we also offer T-hangars, options for custom hangar space and flight office space. Our FBO services and aircraft maintenance services have been upgraded to match this world-class offering, including the supply of fuel at competitive or cheaper rates than competitors in the region.

For more information about Monmouth Jet Center or airplane hangars in New Jersey, please contact us or visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ today.

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We Answer 7 Frequently Asked Questions About Flight School

Thinking of taking flying lessons? Here are some of the most frequent questions asked by students, from our flight school in NJ.

  1. What is a discovery flight? This is another term used for an introductory flight where an instructor takes you up in an aircraft, familiarizes you with the equipment and even lets you fly for yourself.
  2. How do I qualify for flight school? To enter flight school, you need to be 16 or older, able to speak/read/write in English, and pass a physical exam. There is no maximum age restriction.
  3. When do I get to fly an airplane? Flight school is very hands-on, so you’ll be in the pilot’s seat practically from day one. A Certified Flight Instructor with plenty of experience will be with you all the way.
  4. How long does it take to get a pilot’s license? This depends entirely on you. You’ll need to acquire a minimum of 40 hours flight time and your instructor will have the final say as to when you are sufficiently qualified – for many pilots, this takes 60-70 hours of flight time. In addition to flight time, you are required to learn about aircraft systems, navigation, weather, regulations and aircraft operations.
  5. Should I choose a Part 141 or Part 61 flight school? These terms refer to the parts of the FAA regulations under which the flight school operates, and each type operates slightly differently. Part 61 schools don’t require a CFI and specify 40 flight hours for private pilot certification and 250 hours for commercial pilot certification. Part 141 schools require a CFI, a training syllabus approved by the Flight Standards District Office and specify 35 hours and 190 hours for each respective certification.
  6. What aircraft will I fly? This depends on what is available at your flight school but whatever the model, it will be a training aircraft with controls for both the CFI and student. You’ll likely learn to fly on several different aircraft as you progress. Aircrafts come with different type ratings and you’re required to do a certain number of hours on a type before you are qualified to fly it.
  7. Should I become a commercial or private pilot? Both of these options are a fantastic career choice but are very different. Commercial pilots often have an easier time scheduling their flights, while private pilots have less flexibility. The types of aircraft you’ll fly are also very different, so it’s a good idea to start with your ordinary pilot’s license and then investigate your options further.

Learn to Fly with Flight Lessons in NJ from Monmouth Executive Airport 

If your dream is to learn to fly and become a CFI, amateur pilot, private or commercial airliner pilot, Monmouth Airport’s flight school in NJ is the place to be.

We have our own FAA certified A&P/IA on premises and our location outside of the crowded New York area airspace designations means that you get to experience clear, uncrowded skies as you learn to fly. Our classes and lessons are led by experienced and fully certified flight instructor dedicated to helping you achieve your dream.

For more information about flying lessons and how to learn to fly, please visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ or contact us today.

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5 Unusual Jobs You Can Do With Your Pilot’s License

Everyone knows that with a pilot’s license you can start your career as a private or commercial pilot – but here are 5 more unusual jobs for those considering a more non-traditional career path, from the Monmouth Executive Airport flight school in NJ.

  1. Test pilot: If you have nerves of steel and want to be at the forefront of aviation technology, then this could be the job for you. You’ll have to push aircraft to their very limits to ensure that they are as safe as possible for passengers and crew – flying in the toughest weather conditions, shutting down and re-firing engines in mid-flight, and seeing how well they can cope with sophisticated new control systems.
  2. Crop-dusting: Known in the industry as ag-pilots (agricultural pilots) or aerial applicators, these pilots are in high-demand for the vital service they provide. Their fast, efficient method of spraying crops with fertilizers and pest control agents is crucial to commercial farming, keeping produce affordable. It’s not a job without risks either, as pilots have to fly incredibly low and avoid telephone poles, fences, powerlines and trees.
  3. Bush pilot: Do you love the great outdoors? Bush pilots certainly do – flying to some of the most remote areas of the world with little operational support. For this job, you need to be self-reliant, resourceful and have great flying and mechanical skills. The kinds of jobs they do is varied and often focused on carrying supplies, from supporting charitable and missionary work to helping nature conservationists.
  4. Rescue pilot: Search and rescue pilots are highly skilled, courageous and have a strong drive to help others. They work in rough conditions in challenging environments, assisting teams in spotting those who need assistance and performing a vital role in the rescue operation itself.
  5. Fire fighter pilot: Firefighter pilots work in dangerous conditions filled with smoke and heat helping to put out wildfires that threaten natural environments, homes, infrastructure and lives. Fixed-wing and rotor-wing aircraft are in use here, flying at low-level to dump fire retardant chemicals and water onto the flames. They also help bring in firefighting teams to difficult-to-reach sites and deliver supplies.

Where Will Your Pilot’s Career Take You? Find Out at Our flight school in NJ

Realize your dream career as a CFI, amateur pilot, private or commercial airliner pilot at Monmouth Airport’s flight school in NJ.  We have our own FAA certified A&P/IA on premises and our location outside of the crowded New York area airspace designations means that you get to experience clear, uncrowded skies as you learn to fly NJ. Our classes and lessons are led by experienced and fully certified flight instructor dedicated to helping you achieve your dream.

For kids interested in finding out what careers and opportunities are available in the industry, we offer the Monmouth Executive Airport Young Aviators Club. Open to kids aged 8-17 and offering a free flying lesson, this is a fun and informative way of exploring the world of airplanes!

For more information about flying lessons NJ and how to learn to fly, please visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ or contact us today.

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Tips for Flying your Aircraft in Summer

Here are some summer safety tips for pilots from Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey.

  • Perform ground leaning: Hot days mean ambient air is less dense and if your fuel system is set too rich, this can lead to your engine running rough, carbon building up on your sparkplugs and – as a result – reduced power for takeoff. You can prevent this issue by manually leaning the mixture during your procedures on the ground.
  • Hot starts: If you have an engine that utilizes fuel injection rather than carburetion, you’ll find that it can be more difficult to start on hot days. There’s no one-size-fits-all hot start procedure, so check your manual for what works on your engine (the wrong procedure may actually damage your engine). To prevent having to do a hot start, park in the shade where possible and face directly into any wind. Leave the cowl flaps open to ventilate the engine compartment.
  • Fuel venting: Aviation fuel expands as temperatures rise, so it’s common to see fuel dripping from a wing vent on a hot day. Avoid this wastage by not filling tanks completely to the brim if your aircraft is out in the heat.
  • Turbulence: Hot air off the surface of the Earth leads to greater turbulence close to the ground, causing more unpleasant or even dangerous flight conditions in very hot areas. Avoid this by planning flights before noon or in the early evening, cruising at least 5,000 feet above the ground on hot days, reducing time spent at lower altitudes and following weather briefing reports to avoid dust clouds.
  • Thunderstorms: Frontal and air-mass thunderstorms and severe weather often accompany hot summer days, making a scantest of pre-flight weather briefings essential through the summer. You can also spot these weather conditions as they start to form by watching for warning signs that include – humidity around 50% and dew point within 5 degrees F, winds aloft from a body of water, high-pressure systems with a colder-than-usual air loft, unstable air, winds blowing upslope, hail warnings, multiple pilot reports of cumulus clouds and turbulence.

Keep Your Aircraft Out of the Sun – Aircraft Hangers NJ Available Now at Monmouth Airport

Finding hangar space NJ is a challenge, but our offering of competitively priced custom aircraft hangars and aircraft storage options along with our central location makes us a real alternative to the crowded airports of Teterboro and Morristown. We have hangar space available immediately at affordable rates for helicopters, prop planes and multi-engine Gulfstream jets. In addition, we also offer hangar space in NJ for rent or for sale, custom hangar space NJ and attached office space if needed, ensuring a quality investment for both recreational pilots and charter services. Through our world-class amenities, aircraft maintenance, hangars and services, Monmouth Airport offers private clients an exceptional flying experience. For more information about hangar space in NJ, please visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ today.

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The Best Summer Fly-In Destinations for Pilots Stretching Their Wings

One of the perks of being a pilot is flying in to some of the most interesting and scenic destinations in the world. Here are the top picks for this summer from the team at Monmouth Executive Airport in NJ.

  • Key West (KEYW), Florida Keys: Nothing says “Summer” quite like Florida, so pack your swimsuit and head down to the closest destination to the Caribbean you can get without having to deal with Customs!
  • Dauphin Island (4R9), Alabama: Ever wanted to land on an aircraft carrier? This is the closest most pilots get! Also known as Jeremiah Denton Airport, you’ll come in just 5 feet above sea level onto a runway boarded by water on 3 sides.
  • Block Island (KBID), Rhode Island: This is a great summer destination for anyone who loves exploring the natural world, diving to shipwrecks, and relaxing on wilderness beaches. The landing is pretty dramatic too, with a scenic but short 2,502 x 100-foot runway.
  • First Flight Airport (KFFA), North Carolina: For this trip, you’re flying in the footsteps of the Wright Brothers when you land and take off at this historic airport, making it a must for any pilot. The scenic monument, just steps away from the runway, is truly breath-taking.
  • Grand Canyon West (1G4), Arizona: Admire the mighty Grand Canyon from the ultimate viewpoint as you come in to land on this runway. The land is owned by the Hualapai tribe of Native Americans and there is a landing fee of up to $100, but the view and the experience is well worth it!
  • Mackinac Island (KMCD), Michigan: With a newly reconstructed 3,500 runway, you’re guaranteed a smooth landing on this island destination. It’s a unique holiday experience here, with no motorized vehicles allowed on the island – so be prepared to enjoy a horse carriage ride into town, hiking, cycling and enjoying the historic town.

Keep Your Aircraft In Great Shape With Hangar Space In NJ At Monmouth Airport 

Finding hangar space is a challenge anywhere in the country, but our offering of competitively priced custom aircraft hangars and aircraft storage options along with our central location, makes us a real alternative to the crowded airports of Teterboro and Morristown. Through our world-class amenities, aircraft maintenance, hangars and services, we offer private clients an exceptional flying experience.

For more information on our FBO services, aircraft hangars in NJ or custom hangar space in NJ, please visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ today.

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Exciting Upgrades for USA Airports!

The USA may be a leader when it comes to commercial and international air travel, both private and on commercial airliners, but our airports have long since lagged behind. In 2017, consumer-aviation website Skytrax ranked Singapore Changi International Airport as the best in the world for the 5th time running. The top-ranking USA airport, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, didn’t even make the top 10. Or the top 20. It came in ranked 26th behind Canadian, European and Asian airports. Although funding has come through for upgrades to big commercial travel hubs in the USA, including JFK International, there are some airports that are really taking the lead in the race to provide a more luxurious, efficient and client-first travel experience. Here’s how:

  • More luxurious airport lounges: One of the best features of private jet travel is that your aircraft waits for you – not the other way around. However, on those rare occasions when a client may have to wait, luxury airport lounges make it a pleasure to do so. These spaces have transformed over the years to offer everything from fine dining and spa treatments to stylists and personal assistants. There are even hotel-like rooms where you can rest and relax.
  • Airport transit made easy: From limousine and high-end car rental options to flying into the city by helicopter, airports are stepping up their services to ensure that you have a seamless experience from the moment you leave your front door to when you arrive at your final destination.
  • Custom hangar space: Hangar space is at a premium, but private airports are focusing on opening up their land to offer solutions that keep jets in perfect condition through inclement weather and allow a more efficient and professional service to charter clients. In addition to shared hangar space, charter companies can design their own custom hangar space to be built on-site to perfectly suit their – and their clients’ – needs. This is accompanied by expert on-site aircraft maintenance services and refueling programs, all of which help provide private flyers with an exceptional travel experience.

 Monmouth Executive Airport – World-Class Hangar Space and FBO Services 

Monmouth Airport in New Jersey has the longest private runway in the country at over 7300 feet and luxurious amenities, allowing us to handle almost any class of non-commercial jet with ease. Additional services include:

  • On-site jet and aircraft maintenance and repair services.
  • 24-hour fuel availability, including AVgas and Jet-A fuel at highly competitive rates.
  • 24-hour LED-based airport lighting and rotating beacon.
  • 24- hour lavatory servicing, de-icing services and GPU (Ground Power Units).
  • Airplane hangar space available immediately at affordable rates for helicopters, prop planes and multi-engine Gulfstream jets. We offer hangar space in NJ for rent or for sale, custom hangar space and attached office space if needed.

For more information about Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey, please contact us or visit our website today at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/

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