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How do I know if Langley Flying School is right for me?
You won't know until you come and visit us, see our facilities, and meet our Flight Instructors and students. If you can, you should complete a "familiarization flight" with us, which is the first lesson in the Private Pilot curriculum.
Over the years, the Flight Instructors at Langley Flying School have created an informal yet professional learning environment where students are assigned "pilot responsibility" as early as is safely possible in their training. Flight Instructors expect students to work hard and be the best they can be. They expect that students make mistakes, and they know that this is normal and part of acquiring new skills and knowledge, but they expect students to learn from their mistakes--this is the "learning process."
For most students, the great challenge originates from the ground studies. For all student pilots, and in all flying schools, the key is organization skills (keeping your study information organized), combined with pure discipline (the ability to study daily for prolonged period over an extended period of time). At Langley Flying School, the full time courses only run for six weeks, and the part-time courses run for only three months, and for the rest of the time, you are responsible for your own examination and flight preparation. There are tutor and tutorial services available to all students, but it is those students who come to the school on a daily basis and spread out their books in the student study area, and effectively treating their pilot training like a job, that do the best. This is the case with any flying school.