F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions
Copyright © 2017-2021 Elevation Air LLC

What is a Cessna Pilot Center (CPC)?

A Cessna Pilot Center (CPC) is a specially selected flight school that represents top-quality, professional flight training. Our integrated, interactive training will help you fly through your ground training. As a CPC, Elevation Air is fully committed to helping you achieve your aviation goals.

How is the training structured?

The Cessna Flight Training System involves scenario-based interactive instruction that works cooperatively with your actual flight experience, allowing you to prepare for your next training flight before you even take off. We’ll get you where you want to go faster than any other flight instruction program out there.

What does it cost to fly?

Elevation Air’s aircraft rental rates are $135 per hour and instructional rates are $65 per hour.

Is there financing available?

Yes! Financing is available through Pilot Finance, Inc.

When can I start taking flight lessons and

how often do I come in?

Schedule a meet and greet today! After you tour our airplanes and facilities, we will work with you to schedule your first lesson. Our flight operations are 24 hours, 7 days per week. Our flight instructors tailor their schedules to meet your needs.

How long is each flight lesson?

A typical lesson will last a minimum of 2 hours. One hour of ground instruction (pre and post-flight) and one hour of flight instruction. However, sometimes lessons will be longer to allow for more flight time.

Do I need to take a medical exam?

Yes, the FAA requires all pilots to take basic physical exams. To schedule an appointment with an FAA Medical Examiner, you have to fill out a general questionnaire and application using the FAA’s MedExpress website. You will be given a confirmation number which you will need to take to your exam. A list of local examiners can be found using the FAA’s AME Locator website.

I am a U.S. citizen, what are the TSA

(Transportation Security Administration)

requirements?

The TSA does not require U.S. citizens to go through screening prior to taking lessons. However, you do need to prove your U.S. citizenship status prior to undertaking flight training. You must present either a valid U.S. passport or an original U.S. birth certificate with a government issued photo ID. You will need to bring these documents with you when enrolling and a copy will be kept with your student records.

I am NOT a U.S. citizen, what are the TSA

(Transportation Security Administration)

requirements?

A non U.S. citizen must obtain approval from the TSA, which is a process that can take as long as a week or sometimes two. The following steps must be followed to request TSA’s approval for flight training: 1. Contact Elevation Air prior to submitting the TSA request. You will need to initiate enrollment at the school. This process will involve completing some forms and providing documentation to be kept with your student records. 2. Go to the TSA Alien Flight Student Program website to create an account: Look for the “Create New Candidate Account” tab near the right top corner. Fill in all of your contact information here. 3. Read through the TSA Application Guide 4. Read through the TSA FAQ’s 5. You will receive a confirmation email from the TSA with your User ID and Password. 6. Go to: https://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov and login again with your User ID and Password. 7. Complete all of the requested information. 8. You will need to list Elevation Air as your affiliated flight school, using the drop down list of approved schools. 9. Then submit the following information: a. Full name, gender, current address and five-year address history, date and country of birth, citizenship information. b. Passport and visa information – all applications are required to have a passport. c. Training details as follows: i. Student ID: Use your full name ii. Course Number: One of the following 1. “PPL” for Private Pilot’s License, 2. “IR” for Instrument Rating, 3. “CPL” for Commercial Pilot’s License, 4. “CFI” for Certified Flight Instructor, 5. “CFII” for Certified Flight Instructor Instrument iii. Aircraft Type: Cessna 172 iv. Name of Course: One of the following 1. Private Pilot Course 2. Instrument Rating Course 3. Commercial Pilot Course 4. Certified Flight Instructor Course 5. Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Course d. Where the School Student Identification # is requested, leave it “blank”. e. Where the Course Identification # is requested, designate “101”. f. Where the type of training is requested, designate “Category 3” – not Category 1 g. The application fee is $130.00, payable on-line to the TSA. h. Print out a copy of your TSA application. Bring this with to Elevation Air to put into your student file. 10. When your application is complete, Elevation Air will get an email from the TSA requesting confirmation that you will be taking lessons here. Once confirmed, they will send you authorization to get fingerprints, along with detailed instructions. 11. Follow these instructions and select a location to give your fingerprints. 12. Once TSA receives and screens the prints, they will send you and Elevation Air an email authorizing us to begin training. This usually occurs within one week of sending the fingerprints. 13. When you come in to begin training, we will take a digital photo of you, which we will email to TSA. This is the final step in the process, but will not delay the start of your training. Remember to bring with you a copy of your TSA registration.

Which is better Glass Cockpit or Analog?

Elevation Air offers Garmin Glass Cockpits for training. Glass cockpit’s offer major advantages over the “Old School” Analog gauges. This includes better situational awareness and reliability which increases safety.
Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport 1710 W Airport Road Janesville, WI 53546

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions
Copyright © 2017-2021 Elevation Air LLC

What is a Cessna

Pilot Center

(CPC)?

A Cessna Pilot Center (CPC) is a specially selected flight school that represents top-quality, professional flight training. Our integrated, interactive training will help you fly through your ground training. As a CPC, Elevation Air is fully committed to helping you achieve your aviation goals.

How is the

training

structured?

The Cessna Flight Training System involves scenario- based interactive instruction that works cooperatively with your actual flight experience, allowing you to prepare for your next training flight before you even take off. We’ll get you where you want to go faster than any other flight instruction program out there.

What does it cost

to fly?

Elevation Air’s aircraft rental rates are $135 per hour and instructional rates are $65 per hour.

Is there financing

available?

Yes! Financing is available through Pilot Finance, Inc.

When can I start

taking flight

lessons and how

often do I come

in?

Schedule a meet and greet today! After you tour our airplanes and facilities, we will work with you to schedule your first lesson. Our flight operations are 24 hours, 7 days per week. Our flight instructors tailor their schedules to meet your needs.

How long is each

flight lesson?

A typical lesson will last a minimum of 2 hours. One hour of ground instruction (pre and post-flight) and one hour of flight instruction. However, sometimes lessons will be longer to allow for more flight time.

Do I need to take a

medical exam?

Yes, the FAA requires all pilots to take basic physical exams. To schedule an appointment with an FAA Medical Examiner, you have to fill out a general questionnaire and application using the FAA’s MedExpress website. You will be given a confirmation number which you will need to take to your exam. A list of local examiners can be found using the FAA’s AME Locator website.

I am a U.S. citizen,

what are the TSA

(Transportation

Security

Administration)

requirements?

The TSA does not require U.S. citizens to go through screening prior to taking lessons. However, you do need to prove your U.S. citizenship status prior to undertaking flight training. You must present either a valid U.S. passport or an original U.S. birth certificate with a government issued photo ID. You will need to bring these documents with you when enrolling and a copy will be kept with your student records.

I am NOT a U.S.

citizen, what are

the TSA

(Transportation

Security

Administration)

requirements?

A non U.S. citizen must obtain approval from the TSA, which is a process that can take as long as a week or sometimes two. The following steps must be followed to request TSA’s approval for flight training: 1. Contact Elevation Air prior to submitting the TSA request. You will need to initiate enrollment at the school. This process will involve completing some forms and providing documentation to be kept with your student records. 2. Go to the TSA Alien Flight Student Program website to create an account: Look for the “Create New Candidate Account” tab near the right top corner. Fill in all of your contact information here. 3. Read through the TSA Application Guide 4. Read through the TSA FAQ’s 5. You will receive a confirmation email from the TSA with your User ID and Password. 6. Go to: https://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov and login again with your User ID and Password. 7. Complete all of the requested information. 8. You will need to list Elevation Air as your affiliated flight school, using the drop down list of approved schools. 9. Then submit the following information: a. Full name, gender, current address and five- year address history, date and country of birth, citizenship information. b. Passport and visa information – all applications are required to have a passport. c. Training details as follows: i. Student ID: Use your full name ii. Course Number: One of the following 1. “PPL” for Private Pilot’s License, 2. “IR” for Instrument Rating, 3. “CPL” for Commercial Pilot’s License, 4. “CFI” for Certified Flight Instructor, 5. “CFII” for Certified Flight Instructor Instrument iii. Aircraft Type: Cessna 172 iv. Name of Course: One of the following 1. Private Pilot Course 2. Instrument Rating Course 3. Commercial Pilot Course 4. Certified Flight Instructor Course 5. Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Course d. Where the School Student Identification # is requested, leave it “blank”. e. Where the Course Identification # is requested, designate “101”. f. Where the type of training is requested, designate “Category 3” – not Category 1 g. The application fee is $130.00, payable on- line to the TSA. h. Print out a copy of your TSA application. Bring this with to Elevation Air to put into your student file. 10. When your application is complete, Elevation Air will get an email from the TSA requesting confirmation that you will be taking lessons here. Once confirmed, they will send you authorization to get fingerprints, along with detailed instructions. 11. Follow these instructions and select a location to give your fingerprints. 12. Once TSA receives and screens the prints, they will send you and Elevation Air an email authorizing us to begin training. This usually occurs within one week of sending the fingerprints. 13. When you come in to begin training, we will take a digital photo of you, which we will email to TSA. This is the final step in the process, but will not delay the start of your training. Remember to bring with you a copy of your TSA registration.

Which is better

Glass Cockpit or

Analog?

Elevation Air offers Garmin Glass Cockpits for training. Glass cockpit’s offer major advantages over the “Old School” Analog gauges. This includes better situational awareness and reliability which increases safety.
Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport 1710 W Airport Road Janesville, WI 53546
Call Us Today 608-554-3561 | Email info@elevation-air.com
Call Us Today 608-554-3561 | Email info@elevation-air.com