What does it take to learn to fly?

Training to become a pilot – whether commercial, private or for recreational purposes – takes several essential things: training, qualifications and passion. Monmouth Executive Airport’s flight school in NJ explores just what it takes to become a pilot.

Who can fly? 

As long as you are at least 17 years old and have passed the Federal Aviation Authority’s medical examination, you can start learning to fly. Generally, this screening process looks for medical issues which can interfere with your ability to fly safely, including heart attacks, fainting spells and seizures. Many people with physical and hearing disabilities can still qualify for training and there is no upper age limit for qualifying.

What qualifications do I need to fly? 

There are three main types of certification, depending on what you would like to achieve in your training. These include a Recreational Pilot License (RPL), a Private Pilot License (PPL) and a Commercial Pilot License (CPL). Most people and flight schools choose to focus primarily on PPL and CPL courses.

At a Part 61 flight school you will be required to do 40 hours of flight training for a PPL and 250 for a CPL, while Part 141 flight school requires 35 and 190 flight hours respectively for each of these licenses. In addition to your flight time, you will have to pass an FAA Third Class medical examination given by an Air Medical Examiner, an FAA written examinations and an oral and flight test given by a FAA Designated Examiner.

What airplanes will I learn on? 

There is a range of airplanes available for flight training and these will differ from school to school. At Eagles View Aviation, Inc., the ten expertly maintained training aircraft include single and twin-engine Cessna airplanes.

Flight school at Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey 

Monmouth Executive Airport is home to Eagles View flight school. With over 20 years of training experience, dedicated Certified Flight Instructors and a fleet of ten aircraft, we have logged over 68 thousand flight instruction hours and trained many career and recreational pilots.

For more information about our flight school and flying lessons, please visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ or contact us today.

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Purchasing a new aircraft? Ask our aircraft mechanics for a pre-purchase inspection

Buying an aircraft is a significant commitment and an often lengthy process – even more so when you buying a used airplane.

The average age of the general aviation fleet is about 30 years while the average flight time is over 10, 000 hours and, just like a used vehicle, the older and harder its use, the greater the wear and tear. Even more importantly, the price of aircraft and of replacement parts has increased significantly in the last decade, leading to increased demand for used airplanes and a decrease in maintenance. For these reasons, buyers have increasingly fallen victim to purchasing airplanes which appear to be good value for money while hiding costly problems.

The solution is to insist upon a pre-purchase inspection which allows buyers to withdraw from the sale or insist on reducing the airplanes price tag by an amount equal to the cost of the repairs. This reduces the risk of overspending on your budget, as well as the risk that the airplane may not even meet airworthiness criteria due to faulty equipment or lack of compliance.

The repurchase inspection will differ depending on the type of aircraft, with more complex airplanes and jets requiring a higher level of inspection than airplanes with more simple systems. The tests should be carried out by a qualified authorized inspector (AI) and should generally look at the airplane’s paperwork, engine, empennage, wings, ailerons, flaps, fuselage, landing gear and cockpit.

Comprehensive pre-purchase inspections from qualified airplane mechanics in NJ

At Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey, we offer a wide range of onsite aircraft mechanic services including pre-purchase inspections through our partners, the Marlboro Aircraft Company. We also offer aircraft repair services, restoration and modification services, as well as quote counseling and aircraft hangar rental. For more information on our aircraft mechanic services, please visit our website at monmouthjetcenter.com or contact us today.

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How to choose the right flight school for private pilot certification

Learning to fly is one of life’s greatest adventures and becoming a private pilot means accessing one of the most elite and rewarding industries in the world. With this in mind, it makes sense that most people looking to enter this exciting industry are looking for flight schools which offer them the best training available. Here’s how to narrow down your search and find the best institution for you:

  1. Understand the difference between a Part 61 and Part 141 aviation school: These numbers refer to the parts of the Federal Aviation Regulations under which they operate and differ on their requirements for achieving certification. Part 61 schools require 40 flight hours for private pilot certification and 250 hours for commercial pilot certification. Part 141 schools require 35 hours and 190 hours for each respective certification.
  2. Ask about the flight instructors: The qualifications and experience your flight instructor has is vital because you’re going to be putting your life in their hands, so don’t hesitate to ask about them. Your primary instructor should be a certified flight instructor (CFI) and your instrument instructor should have an instrument instructor rating (CFII).
  3. Take an introductory lesson: This is a great way of not only experiencing a trail lesson firsthand but also seeing if the instructors are a good fit for you. Ask plenty of questions and get to know your instructor – he or she should be someone who expects exceptional results from you, who shows dedication towards helping students succeed and shows personal interest in you and your goals.
  4. Ask about the training airplanes: Be sure to ask how many training airplanes the school has and how they are maintained. This determines the availability of airplanes for training as well as how safe they are. This is especially important because training aircraft are flown more often and hard than other aircraft. Flight schools which have their own onsite maintenance facilities are generally able to have their aircraft serviced and repaired more frequently and easily, ensuring their aircraft are airworthy and available for lessons. Generally, schools with three or more aircraft are also more able to be flexible for lesson schedules.

Learn to fly at Monmouth Executive Airport in NJ

Monmouth Executive Airport is host to the highly reputable Eagles View Flight School, which has been producing high quality professional and private pilots for over 20 years, logging over 68 thousand flight instruction hours. To find out more about our school and flying lessons, please visit our website at www.monmouthjetcenter.com or contact us today.

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Aircraft maintenance is the key to safety in aviation

Regular aircraft maintenance is one of the most important commitments that should be made by every aircraft owner and enforced by several airworthiness authorities in the USA and internationally. However, this is a part of aircraft ownership that’s not just about following the law – it also has important benefits:

  • Safety – This is the most obvious reason to maintain your aircraft, as regular services and repairs will allow you to avoid accidents that can be caused by mechanical failures. This keeps you, your crew, your passengers and the people on the ground safe throughout your flight.
  • Avoid lost flights – Having to cancel flights due to mechanical failures is a sure way to affect your bottom line as well as the reputation of your brand.
  • Efficient performance – Aircraft operate at their best and most cost-efficient when they are properly maintained. By following manufacturer guidelines and performing operational checks, you save on fuel and other costs.
  • Prevents major breakdowns – A small maintenance issue can quickly turn into a costly and potentially dangerous one if not attended to quickly. Simply leaving small issues will only result in higher costs down the line.
  • Keep clients comfortable – world class jet centers such as Monmouth Jet Center offer exclusive services and need their aircraft to be maintained in order to deliver. Even small plumbing, seating or electrical problems in the cabin can make for an uncomfortable ride.

Choose an airport that offers on-site aircraft maintenance services

At Monmouth Jet Center, we offer a wide range of aircraft maintenance services on-site for your convenience, ranging from general maintenance and repairs to the installation of aircraft instruments and aircraft refurbishment services. Our team of qualified, experienced aircraft mechanics will assist you as quickly and affordable as possible.

For more information on utilizing our on-site aircraft mechanic services in New Jersey, please contact us or visit our website at monmouthjetcenter.com today.

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Aircraft maintenance services and private airports work to reduce the risks of foreign object damage

As aviation specialists know, damage caused by Foreign Object Debris (FOD) is one of the industries most costly issues, with The Boeing Company estimating annual aircraft maintenance, delays and repairs at $4 billion a year.

FOD can generally be defined as any object which does not belong to an aircraft that can cause damage to the aircraft, injury to crew and passengers or damage to airport facilities. They most commonly take the form of:

  • Rocks, sand and pebbles.
  • Nuts, bolts and loose hardware.
  • Garbage, such as soda cans and food wrappers.
  • Material from nearby construction sites.
  • Small objects such as luggage tags, pens, coins, etc.
  • Birds and other wildlife.

The most common types of damage caused by FOD include:

  • Punctures and damage to tires in aircraft and airport vehicles.
  • Damage to engines, engine inlets and fan blades as they get sucked into aircraft.
  • Injuries to airport personnel and passengers from FOD blown up into the air.
  • Damage to delicate equipment if they become trapped inside the housing.
  • Mechanical freezing due to objects becoming lodged next to levers, etc.

Due to the fact that any one of these issues is dangerous in itself and that they can lead to far worse tragedies, as illustrated by the crash of Air France flight 4590 where the aircraft hit titanium debris and burst a tire, responsible airports take extensive measures to ensure the removal of FOD.

These measures may differ from airport to airport, but generally include a four-step approach:

  • Training staff on the importance of identifying and properly removing/managing FOD.
  • Regular inspections of areas which can be a source of FOD or where they are likely to collect. This includes monitoring construction sites, aircraft maintenance areas, hangars, etc.
  • Clearing away FOD safely and efficiently and monitoring teams assigned to removing FOD.

Monmouth Jet Center offers industry-leading services

At Monmouth Jet Center, we prioritize the safety of the passengers, crews and aircraft which utilize our facility. In addition to applying an industry-leading FOD damage prevention policy, we have a team of dedicated on-site aircraft mechanics available to assist you with general maintenance, repairs and more at your convenience. We also offer our clients high quality, competitively priced rates, fuel and hangar space.

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

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Are you changing the oil in your aircraft often enough?

Monmouth Jet Center FBO Monmouth Executive AirportAs with your vehicle, your aircraft requires regular oil changes in order to run safely and maintain optimal performance – but knowing exactly when to change your oil can be difficult. The general rule of thumb is to perform an oil change every four months or 50 flight hours – whichever you achieve first. It’s also a good idea to change the oil if elevated wear metals are detected, or if your aircraft has recently undergone engine maintenance.

The reason for the 50 flight hour/four month change is simple – by this point, your oil has become contaminated with the byproducts of engine use, which include sulfur, nitrogen oxides, carbon, water and other materials.

Rather than breaking down the oil’s lubricating properties, these contaminants themselves are the real problem. They have highly corrosive properties and, when they build up to a sufficiently high concentration, they can damage your crankshaft, camshaft, gears and lifters, causing serious damage to your engine and creating a real safety issue. In addition to preventing this, a new oil change restores the necessary levels of acidic neutralizers in your aircraft’s oil which protect your engine.

If your aircraft is due for an oil change, we also recommend that you use this opportunity to inspect and replace your oil filters. This will give you a better indication of your aircraft’s engine health and provide better protection against corrosion.

Speak to on-site aircraft mechanics for expert, rapid services

At Monmouth Jet Center, we have a team of dedicated on-site aircraft mechanics available to assist you with general maintenance, repairs and more at your convenience.

For more information on utilizing the on-site aircraft mechanic services at Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey, please contact us or visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ today.

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Aircraft maintenance with the convenience of a local, on-airport facility

monmouth-logoMaintaining your fleet of charter aircraft is key to offering the high-quality services that private leisure and business travellers demand from the industry – but having to ground these aircraft can affect your bottom line. Fortunately, top private airports are now offering on-site maintenance services and support, providing your company with an efficient solution.

These services, carried out by highly trained and experienced mechanics and their teams, aim to:

  • Perform maintenance as quickly as possible without having to transport the aircraft off-site to a more distant location.
  • Save costs on aircraft maintenance by utilizing world-class on-site facilities.
  • Ensure that minor as well as major installations, refurbishments and repairs can be completed with minimal downtime and disruption to your services.
  • Provide highly flexible services as and when they are required, including pre-purchase inspections.
  • Ensure maximum convenience by keeping all repairs on-site and close to your aircraft’s hangar space.

What Monmouth Jet Center in New Jersey offers you

At Monmouth Jet Center, we offer a wide range of on-site aircraft maintenance services for single and twin-engine airplanes through the experienced mechanics of Marlboro Aircraft Services, LLC. These include:

  • General maintenance.
  • Inspections of aircraft.
  • Interior refurbishment and repairs.
  • Engine and airframe repairs.
  • Installation of aircraft modifications and instruments.
  • Pre-purchase inspections.
  • Aircraft restoration.
  • Exhaust system maintenance, repairs and modification.
  • Quote counseling.
  • In addition, we provide restoration and refurbishment services for vintage aircraft

For more information on utilizing the on-site aircraft mechanic services at Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey, please contact us or visit our website at monmouthjetcenter.com today.

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