New Student information
List of supplies that you will need as a student pilot
Note: This is a list of supplies you will need. If you can’t get everything at once start with the logbook and start looking for a headset.
the Gleim Logbook is highly recommended
This can be one of the most important purchases. Depending on you budget and how far you are going in your flying hobby or career make a big difference in what brand, type of headset you get.
Here are a list of Headsets we recommend:
Ground school will teach you the basics of what you need to know to become a pilot. While not necessary to start training it is highly recommended to start ASAP.
We recommend the King Ground school
King schools 1-800-854-1001 ask for Paul Bell , tell him that I am your instructor and he will discount your course by $50.00
You can just use a regular small clipboard at first
This is a list of Books you will need for your studies in becoming a pilot.
- Private Pilot ACS Book
- Airplane flying Handbook
- FAR/AIM (Federal Aviation Regulations/Airmen Information Manual
- Pilots handbook of Aeronautical knowledge
- Private pilot oral exam guide
- Sectional (Atlanta) is a paper map used in planning
- E6B (Manual flight computer) – Required
- E6B Electronic (Not Required)
- Simple Fixed plotter
- View Limiting Device (i.e. Foggles)
Buy a flashlight that shows red.
It is recommended to have two flashlights and extra batteries
Now that you have all the supplies you will need a way to keep it organized.
Just get a simple flight bag. If you have a small back pack that will work until you figure out what you want.
On our first visit please bring either a passport or your birth certificate with you so I can make a copy of it.
Sporty’s www.sportys.com 1-800-776-7897
My Pilot Store www.mypilotstore.com 1-877-314-7545
If you are on Facebook follow Boldmethod . They have great info that comes out on a regular basis in a nice easy to understand format .
Headsets can be expensive. We like the Bose, light speed , and Faro, and we have had several students tell me they really like the UFQ brand (you fly quite) brands. (See links in the above Headset section.)
If you cannot afford or justify an expensive headset get something cheaper and you can use it as a spare for your friends later. I have a headset that you can borrow for a short time until you get one.
You will be required to pass a written test before you are allowed to take your practical (flying and oral) test. You are not required to pass the written test before starting flight training. Once you are ready to take the written test and received a instructor’s endorsement.
Log onto https://candidate.psiexams.com/ When you select a location I suggest
301 S Gallaher View Rd, Knoxville, TN 37919. I have received very positive feedback about this location including , they are very professional, quiet testing area, and it is less expensive than other options.