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Five Weeks, Rain or Shine

Introducing a new concept in primary flight training, only at AvSport of Lock Haven on the Piper Memorial Airport. Five Weeks, Rain or Shine is an intensive instructional program to take you from zero flight hours to first solo flight, in as little as five weeks of concentrated lessons.

(Note that intensive training is not for everyone. It is probably the most efficient flight training model, giving you the most bang for the buck. However, if you prefer to proceed at a more leisurely pace, our Pay As You Go option is certainly available as well.)

AvSport's Chief Flight Instructor is setting aside blocks of time, several times per year, to provide concentrated flight instruction to a select group of dedicated students. Each student reserves one of only four available training slots (Monday and Friday mornings or afternoons, or Saturday and Sunday mornings or afternoons, for five weeks). Morning slots will typically run from 9 AM to noon, and afternoon slots from 2 to 5 PM. Minor adjustments are possible to meet individual students' needs. Slots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Lesson scheduling is firm - no cancellations, refunds, or rescheduling will be permitted. Each student is expected to show up for every one of his or her scheduled lessons.

Classes will include, on average, one hour of individualized ground tutorial instruction, 1.3 hours of flight experience, and a 0.7 hour post-flight debriefing per lesson. On any day that the weather permits, students will fly with the instructor. On bad weather days, they will receive additional ground instruction. If the weather is really bad, student and instructor will work together in the storm cellar, as the tornado passes overhead - but we'll still be studying!

Extensive study material will be provided. Students agree to attend every session, and to complete homework assignments on all non-flying days. This course is a major commitment, not to be taken lightly - but at the end of the course, every student who attends all sessions and completes all assignments can reasonably expect to have accomplished his or her first supervised solo flight.

Your instructor's pledge: I know I'm asking a lot of you. In return for your effort and dedication, I commit all of my time and energy to making the selected four students successful. I will not instruct anyone else during your assigned term, and will endeavor to clear my calendar of all other obligations -- as should you. Together, we will do whatever it takes for all four of you to gain mastery of the air. Although nobody can guarantee success, I promise to do everything within my power, provide all necessary instruction and assistance, toward soloing four students by the end of every term.

Five Weeks, Rain or Shine will follow the entire AvSport PreSolo Module curriculum, on an accelerated basis. Cost is $2700, plus 6% state sales tax ($2862 total), and includes an estimated fuel surcharge, which may vary with prevailing energy costs. The package includes (on average) 12.5 hours of dual flight instruction, 0.5 hours of supervised solo flight, 15 hours of individualized ground instruction, a two-hour pre-solo written exam, and all required supplies and training materials. The dates of our upcoming classes are posted to the AvSport EVENTS page. Contact our Chief Flight Instructor for slot availability. A $1,000 non-refundable deposit reserves your training position. The balance is payable in full prior to the first day of your instructional term.

Should our training schedule be full, a $1,000 refundable deposit will secure your position on our waiting list for the next available opening (first come, first served, of course).

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Five weeks, start to solo. Five weeks, rain or shine. Individualized instruction with personal attention. All the help you need. The rest is up to you.

Please note that AvSport offers intensive training, not a saturation course. Some other flight schools compress this curriculum into a single week of frenetic activity, and have their students flying as much as two full lessons per day. We call this the Crash Course approach, believe the name is applicable, and in the interest of safety, do not offer it at AvSport.

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