The Genesis of an Innovative Approach
Updated: Mar 22, 2019
Who doesn't want to be a pilot?
I mean, come on. Pilots ooze coolness and our culture is replete with examples.
Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger
Seriously, though. Millions of boys and girls have grown up dreaming of having "slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings". Credit: John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
Long before there was ever anything close to powered flight, humans have wanted to soar with the birds. Leonardo Da Vinci, born in 1452 famously said, "When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."
(Disclaimer: This quote is not verifiable to Da Vinci. However, the internet said it was him, and it would be super cool if it was, so I'm going with it.)
So if everyone wants to do it, why isn't everyone donning their aviators as they climb into the seat of their F-14?
Because it's SO. FREAKING. EXPENSIVE!
It costs a small fortune to obtain your private pilots certificate and even more to own and operate an aircraft. Not to mention how time consuming it is. Want to be a professional pilot? No problem. Spend a hundred grand on training to get an entry level job earning a buck ninety-five an hour. (That may be a slight exaggeration.)
Utah Flight Academy seeks to reduce those two factors. Our innovative approach to teaching both ground and flight lessons reduces the cost and shrinks the timeline, but still offers world-class training. Through the magic of the internet, virtual reality, and immersive e-learning environments, Utah Flight Academy offers the best flight training on the planet.