Hanscom Aero Club is a flight school offering training toward various certificates and ratings. The training is done under Part 61 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. At the present the Club is not a Part 141 school, though it aspires to maintain a curriculum and teach its students according to the same standards as Part 141 schools.
Private Pilot – Single Engine
Private Pilot certificate is the stepping stone to the aviation world. The Aero Club offers ground school, preparing you to take the FAA Private Pilot written test, as well as one-on-one flight training with a Certified Flight Instructors (CFI), to make you a safe pilot and prepare you to take a checkride with a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE). The minimal required flight experience prior taking your checkride is 40 hours (out of which at least 10 solo hours), but most people need more than the bear minimum.
Instrument Rating – Airplane
Instrument Rating can make you a much safer pilot, as well as allow you to fly in the typical New England weather, which is not always CAVU (ceiling and visibility unlimited). Again, you’ll need ground school, a written test, flight training and a checkride. The aero club’s Red Bird Simlulator is a great resource, allowing you to fly in simulated weather, airspace and in-flight emergencies otherwise hard to come by.
Commercial Pilot – Single Engine
This is your next step in your pilot’s training, whether you want to become a better, more proficient pilot, looking for a future aviation career, or looking to become a flight instructor. By now you know the drill – you need to pass your written, get proficient in the different commercial maneuvers, and pass your checkride. Don’t forget to enjoy yourself in the process.
Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and Instrument Instructor (CFII)
As a CFI and CFII you’re able to start training others and teach students in all that is needed for them to become proficient and safe pilots. Train with one of the aeroclub’s experienced and knowledgeable instructors toward this ambitious goal.