Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long does it take to get a Pilot's License?

A: That's a very common question.  However, the answer is not as common.  That's like asking what will my grade average be when I complete my college degree?  It completely depends on you!  It's legally required to have a minimum of 40 hours (According to FAR 61.109) to get a private pilot license.  However, I've known some pilots to get their license in 42 hours while others would take 142 hours.  It's all on how well the pilot retains the information given by the instructor and how much the student pilot takes the initiative to learn on their own.  For example, I got my first license at 45 hours because I did more research and watched more YouTube videos (all free sources by the way) all on my own.  I paid for 15 hours of ground instruction from my instructor but put in over 40 hours of my own (free) from my own research and studying!

Those who don't self-study or use their own initiative by taking advantage of the extra resources that we are submerged in (which I stress constantly), will end up spending more hours in the airplane which costs them more $$$.  For those who do take advantage of the plethora of information, they are given from their flight instructor, self-study, and practice what they've been taught... those are the student pilots who get their licenses much quicker and pay less $$$!

So to answer the question, it completely depends on you!  If we have the capability to move mountains out of our way to get what we want, build towering buildings that touch the clouds, build vessels that can cross oceans...getting a pilot's license should be easy!  We just have to realize we can do it, and act upon it!

Q:  I’m interested in being a pilot! How do I start with learning to fly with Aeronerd Aviation?  I heard it’s the best place to learn how to fly in central Florida!

A:  We are a Part 61 flight school based out of Flagler Airport and happily accept all pilots of all skill levels to start or complete any training from the private pilot, instrument rating add-on, commercial pilot, or even flight instructor!  To start, just stop by and visit us in the big blue hangar located in Flagler Airport in Palm Coast (201 Airport Rd).  To reserve your aircraft instruction, we request that you reserve your 2-hour slot online by booking through our booking service in the “Fly With Us” section.

We have been using a well-organized and easy to use syllabus that has been built from the ground-up which has been proven to work with all pilot skill levels and have a 100% pass rate.  Each student knows in advance what they can expect for the next flight or ground lesson instead of coming to the flight school completely not knowing what to expect that day.  We provide flight instruction and flying services 7 days a week 8 am to 8 pm (which may vary depending on lesson requirements; i.e. night flights will have extended hours). Our main goal is to train you to fly as safely and quickly as possible while at the same time saving you lots of money!

Q:  Am I paying too much for online ground courses?

A: That's a great question! Ground instruction can range anywhere from $800-$1300 with an hourly rate of $80 for an instructor. In 10 years of experience in teaching as well as the average for other flights schools Ty Jones (the founder of this company) discovered at least 10 ground lessons is the average for most pilot ratings. Even more than 10 ground lessons may be required for Part 141 schools. 


After doing a little math, the average student would be charged $800 minimally very easily depending on the type of license or rating, and that's if there are no remedial lessons (which is rare).


Even if the hourly rate is lower, the grand total still quickly add up not including any repeat ground lessons!


Aeronerd Aviation gives high-quality ground instruction that has helped students pass their check rides for years. In fact, AeroNerd Aviation’s syllabus has a 100% check ride pass rate which the online courses are built off from!  The online ground school is a series of instructional videos Ty Jones put together both on the ground and in the air which can be watched and rewatched as many times within the 6 month subscription period without being charged extra for repeat ground lessons.  These online course videos can be utilized for flight school prep, FAA written test prep, and/or check ride prep.


We understand that Aeronerd Aviation is a very new flight school and trust in our products is limited due to the lack of longevity we have in the aviation industry. We encourage everyone that is looking for fun and enjoyable flight training to check out our products.


There are no hard feelings if you’d prefer to get training elsewhere. There is lots of other great instruction out there but Aeronerd Aviation strives to be the best of them!  See for yourself and check out the online ground courses or schedule a flight and start learning today!