FAA Part 141 Flight Training


McAir offers different modes of flight training to help our pilots achieve a broad range of general and commercial aviation goals. We offer affordable, safe, and convenient programs to suit the many different needs of our pilots in training.

There are two types of flight training schools. One is normally referred to as a FAA certificated �Part 141 Flight School� and the other as a �Part 61 Flight Certification�. The word "part" refers to a part, or chapter, of the Federal Aviation Regulations.

McAir Aviation is certified to train under both sets of regulations.

McAir FAA Part 141 Flight School

Part 61 is an older set of regulations governing flight certifications. Basically, it spells out what you need to know, what flying skills you must develop, and a minimum number of training and solo flight hours. Any flight instructor can teach under Part 61, doing what he or she feels is appropriate in your training as long as the training minimums are met. Most schools operate under Part 61 and do not meet the requirements of Part 141.

Part 141 was established to certify flight schools - to develop and establish standardized training methods and standards. To quote the FAA, "enrollment in a certificated school [a part 141 school] usually ensures higher quality and continuity of training." These schools meet prescribed standards with respect to equipment, facilities, personnel, and curricula and are reviewed on a regular basis by the FAA to ensure quality training.

A Part 141 School, like McAir Aviation, has been granted an Air Agency Certificate by the FAA.

McAir FAA Part 141 Air Agency Certificate

One of the many advantages to flying at McAir Aviation (a certificated Part 141 School), over a Part 61 school or individual instructor, is that fewer flight hours are required to qualify for a pilot certificate. The requirement for a private pilot certificate is 40 hours in a part 61 school and 35 hours in a part 141 certificated school.

This is also true for your additional ratings and certificates. For instance, if you are training at McAir, you do not need to log the additional 50 hours of cross-country time needed for the Instrument Rating under part 61. This can save you over $5,000 in training costs!


"Do not make the mistake of making your determination based on financial concerns alone. The quality of training you receive is very important. Prior to making a final decision, visit the school you are considering, and talk with management, instructors, and students."


Wings Over the Rockies Flight Training Scholarship

Wings Over the Rockies Flight Training Scholarship

Wings Over the Rockies is thrilled to be offering flight training scholarships to students ages 14-18.The funds have generously been provided by the Ray Foundation and offer students an opportunity to work towards a glider and/or private pilot license.

This scholarship can be used to pay for your private pilot flight training at McAir.

Applications can be submitted at any time, and will be reviewed the first week of every month until further notice.
Interviews will be selected the last week of every month.


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