Category: Pilot school

MSJC is meeting the occupational needs of the industry

The first passenger flights ever… coming soon to San Bernardino International Airport.✈ Starting August 4th, the startup airline Breeze Airways will operate one daily nonstop flight to San Francisco. Prices start at $49 each way for bare-bones service, which is less expensive than practically every option out of LAX or Ontario. And how much more convenient is San Bernardino airport than Ontario airport? I guess it depends on where you’re from. ✈MSJC is meeting the occupational needs of this industry by providing inaugural Pilot training courses, which began August 2020 as part of our growing Aviation Science Program! 👋🏾look up! that might be an MSJC grad flying above!✈

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Flying Solo in an Airplane

“Solo flight” means the flight time during which a student/pilot is the sole occupant of the aircraft and performs the duties of the pilot in command.

Prior to conducting a solo flight, a student must have obtained the following:

  • Have reached 16 years of age
  • Possess a Student Pilot Certificate
  • Can read, speak, and understand English
  • Have obtained at least a 3rd Class FAA Medical
  • Provide the flight school with adequate non-owned aircraft rental insurance, reviewed, and signed the school’s aircraft rental agreement

Prior to conducting a solo flight – a student must

  • Successfully pass a Pre-solo Aeronautical knowledge test administered by your instructor that includes:
    1. Applicable section of parts 61 and 91
    2. Airspace rules and procedures of the airport where the solo flight will be performed
    3. Flight characteristics and operational limitations for the make and model of the aircraft to be flown.
    4. At the conclusion of the test your instructor must review all incorrect answers before authorizing the student to conduct a solo flight.
  • demonstrate satisfactory aeronautical knowledge
  • received and logged flight training for the maneuvers and procedures that are appropriate to the make and model of aircraft to be flown
  • Demonstrated satisfactory proficiency and safety, as judged by an authorized instructor, on the maneuvers and procedures in the make and model of the aircraft or similar make and model of aircraft to be flown.
  • Receive and log flight training for the following maneuvers and procedures:
    1. Proper flight preparation procedures, including preflight planning and preparation, powerplant operation and aircraft systems
    2. Taxiing or surface operations, including runups
    3. Takeoffs and landings, including normal and crosswind
    4. Straight and level flight, and turns in both directions
    5. Climbs and climbing turns
    6. Airport traffic patterns, including entry and departure procedures
    7. Collision avoidance, windshear avoidance and wake turbulence avoidance
    8. Descents, with and without turns, using high and low drag configurations
    9. Flight a various airspeed from cruise to slow flight
    10. Stall entries from various flight attitudes and power combinations with recovery initiated at the first indication of a stall, and recovery from a full stall
    11. Emergency procedures and equipment malfunction
    12. Ground reference maneuvers
    13. Approaches to a landing area with simulated engine malfunctions
    14. Slips to a landing
    15. Go-arounds

Pre solo logbook endorsement:

Prior to a solo flight a student must receive a solo logbook endorsement. This endorsement is good for 90 days. FAR 61.87

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Airline Pilots: Studies Shows $7 Million in Career Earnings

Right now is the perfect time to build towards a career in aviation, especially with the airlines.

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Enrollment Starting for MSJC’s Fall Private Pilot Course

Mt. San Jacinto College, in partnership with Upper Limit Aviation, is now accepting enrollment into their fall Professional Pilot Program, starting with their Private Pilot course.

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ULA Providing Flight Training at South Valley Regional Airport

Upper Limit Aviation is now providing flight training at the South Valley Regional Airport, in the heart of Salt Lake Valley in Utah.

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Upper Limit is Helping You Earn Your Remote Pilot Certificate

Upper Limit Aviation is hosting a two day training course to help you get your remote pilot certificate! The training course will be ran by one of Upper Limit’s professional and experienced flight instructors, and will cover such topics as:

  • FAA regulations
  • Aeromedical factors
  • Aeronautical decision making
  • Airport operations
  • Aviation weather
  • Aviation hazards
  • Airworthiness

Please keep in mind that this course DOES NOT include testing. You will need to schedule the proctored exam at a FAA approved facility for an additional cost. You can go to this link for testing center locations:

This course is broadcast via Vimeo for two (2) 8 hour days, on December 8th and 9th. Students will be able to ask questions via chat.


Get started with your flight training today!

If you would like more information, you can:

  • Call us at 801-596-7722
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