I think they got the letters backwards,, Bravo Sierra....B#$%#T.
They do not even offer commercial training. Their rates are good but the location sucks. I am paying more for the same plane and training, but I am also at a towered airport (KFCM) and so close to MSP Class B, that I have to be careful when climbing out.
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When your training is complete you will be signed off to take your practical test. It is given by a FAA designated examiner and consists of an oral and flight test. They normally take about 2 hours. Your Private Pilots Certificate will be with you for a lifetime.
Course cost: $1700.00
Course fee does not include: FAA exam fee, 3rd class medical, aircraft time.
Go to WISCONSIN to be a pilot? I'm not knocking Wisconsin, I was born and raised there, and I went to college about 40 miles from Bay City, (UW-River Falls) Lemme tell you, the weather up there is no place to try to learn to fly! You'd be weathered so much, it would take forever.
You'd have great and varied experience with all kinds of weather. Thunderstorms, tornados, hail, snow, blizzards, thunder-snow, winds, muggy summers, you name it, it happens weather-wise in Wisconsin. (Except maybe hurricanes, or typhoons)
I did all of my training and instructing up here in Wisconsin. I still live here. It's not too bad for training. I've never heard of that flight school. The $1700 for 45 hours of instruction (20 ground 25 flight) is about $37/hr which is a little steep for the North Woods. The Baron rates seem reasonable, but it's a handful of an airplane for training.
Doug I wish you hadn't printed the Menard's quote. I spend my precious few days at home avoiding those ads on TV. Now it's stuck in my head. For a while they had a cute girl doing the ads, but about two years ago they switched back to the old man.
I bet you miss the brats and beer though! In fact, this weekend is the Harley 100th aniversary bash in MKE and Brat Fest in MSN! Now that's True Blue Wiscaansin!