Having met the stringent FAA requirements, Adventure Flights has earned the extraordinary privilege of training under the accelerated provisions of FAA Part 141, requiring far less flight time than required under the traditional FAA Part 61 requirements.
Those interested in ballooning for sport or competition can earn their Private Pilot Rating in as little as one week (weather permitting). The Part 141 Private Pilot Course includes 25 hours of ground school and 8 hours of personalized flight time with an experienced instructor and is a prerequisite to obtaining a Commercial Pilot Rating. Those seeking to fly for hire, carry passengers, instruct, or perform advertising flights will want to move up to our FAA Part 141 Commercial Pilot Course. This course includes 25 hours of ground instruction and 10 hours of flight time with an instructor (instead of 35 hours of flight time as required under FAA Part 61).
For those who already have a Private or Commercial Rating in any type of aircraft, we offer a Part 141 Add-On Rating Course. The requirements are the same as those for the Part 141 Private Pilot or Commercial Pilot Course, however no FAA written test is required. The Commercial and Add-On Rating courses can be completed in as little as one week, weather permitting (four days is our record).