Club Student Requirements
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Below is a list of requirements and policies for SPA Club Students starting with an initial rating with us.
When you start your training at Sling Pilot Academy CLUB, please bring the following documents:
Important Medical Note: certain medical conditions and medications are disqualifying. Please educate yourself to ensure you do not have a medical condition, psychiatric disorder, or take medication that could render you unable to earn a First Class Medical (required to be an airline pilot). Ref: FAA Disqualifying Conditions; FAA Disqualifying Medications; AOPA Medical Resources.
As your training progresses, we recommend you purchase the following items:
Please see below for links to products we recommend that can be purchased online.
Sling Pilot Academy uses King Schools digital pilot courses to help prepare Students for the knowledge and practical tests. These courses include videos, written material and practice tests that allow the student to prepare in their own time at home. The courses are inexpensive ($364 typically), and this saves a lot of time and money that would otherwise be spent with your flight instructor doing ground instruction (at $70/hr). By using this courseware, time with your flight instructor on the ground is primarily for review and any additional questions. Also, with our King Schools packages, Instructors can monitor your progress via our admin dashboard and keep track of your efforts.
Sling Pilot Academy Uses the following Applications:
Sling Pilot Academy has a full schedule and relies on on-time starts of flights and lessons. We require 24-hour notice for changes/cancellations. Please arrive 15 minutes before your lesson start time. Late shows, no-shows and late cancellations for lessons (not related to weather/health) will be charged an additional 1.5 hours of airplane rental time after one courtesy warning. 1 hour of CFI time may also be assessed.
All Club Students are required to purchase and maintain their own Sling Checklists (912iS and 912ULS) and Tecnam Twin checklist (if a multi-engine student) from Dispatch.
Aircraft Renters Insurance (also known as non-owned aviation insurance) is recommended. All Sling Pilot Academy airplanes are fully insured (with liability insurance), but there are instances where having additional liability insurance can be beneficial to the pilot/student/instructor. We recommend you get at least the minimum liability insurance and some hull insurance as well. Get as much as you can afford.
Who do we recommend for Aircraft Renters Insurance?
We recommend SkyWatch.ai for Aircraft Renters Insurance. With SkyWatch.ai you can customize your policy according to your needs – more than any other insurer. For example, annual premiums for student pilots with no experience can be as low as $71 for minimum liability coverage. Add $20,000 in hull coverage and the rate rises to $286. With greater experience and additional ratings, the cost of coverage can decrease.
Another great advantage to SkyWatch.ai is how easy to use it is. You can get to their portal from any device and get coverage in 3 minutes. They also have 5 stars rated customer support and are coverage partners with Global Aerospace – a well-known insurer that has been around since 1924.