Program Summary

Getting Started Checklist

  • Register for an account on our scheduling and billing system, Flight Circle.

  • Gather proof of U.S. citizenship: unexpired U.S. Passport, or a U.S. birth certificate. If you are not a citizen, you must submit an application to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and obtain authorization to train. We’ll also need a copy of your driver’s license.

  • Download the ForeFlight app onto your iPad and iPhone. Click here for guidance on selecting a device. ForeFlight includes digital copies of many FAA resource documents including the FAR/AIM and Chart Supplement.

  • Download and review our Private Pilot Syllabus and Pre-Solo Knowledge Test.

  • Download and review the latest version of the FAA Airman Certification Standards.

  • Schedule your orientation session. All orientations are conducted and billed as regular ground instruction. During the orientation your instructor will:

    • Collect your proof of U.S. Citizenship (or, if you are not a citizen, review and make copies of your passport and VISA)
    • Complete the online application for your FAA Student Pilot Certificate.
    • Review all Holladay Aviation policies and procedures.
    • Schedule your first flight lesson.
  • Schedule an appointment with a FAA Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) for a Third Class medical certificate. You do not need this certificate to begin training, but it is required to complete the training program.

    • If your goal is to earn a Commercial Pilot certificate and seek employment as a pilot, you should seek a First Class medical certificate.
  • Begin flight training.