• You must be able to speak, read and understand the English language
• Be at least 16 years old. You must be 17 years old to receive the license
• Obtain at least a third class medial and a student license
• International students need a M1 Student Visa and TSA clearance
To help you progress through your training as quickly as possible, it's a good idea to complete as much paperwork as you can prior to your flight training.
You will need a Third-Class Airman Medical Certificate stating that you are medically fit to fly before you begin training. You can have an FAA-approved medical examiner do your medical exam in your city. You can also get your medical done with our medical examiner in St. Augustine.
The expiration date on your medical certificate will depend on the class of certificate issued and your age.
Preparation for the written (theoretical) exam
We recommend that you get a home study package and prepare for the written exam before you start flight training. There is more emphasis on the oral exam that is held at the same time as your practical exam. There is also a study guide (Oral Exam Guide) to help you prepare for your orals before you arrive as well.
Depending on your schedule, you can use the home study course while in St. Augustine to prepare for your exam or study questions on a computer at the flight school. We require at least two pre-test with a grade of 80% or better before you'll get the required endorsement to take the written test.
We do have fully equipped study rooms available. These rooms are equipped with PCs and Internet connections.
However, we recommend that you study for the exam at home or at Florida Flyers and then take the written exam at our CATS Testing Center.