Summit offers multiple levels of flight training to help our students achieve their aviation goals.

 

Private Pilot Certificate (PPL)

Whether you plan to fly for fun or for your career, this is where you want to start. As a Private Pilot, you can fly yourself, your friends, and your family around your hometown or across the country. Once you earn your certificate, you’ll be able to rent our aircraft after completing an aircraft checkout. Remember, a mile of runway can take you anywhere!

Requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years of age to hold a Student Pilot Certificate and fly solo in an aircraft

  • Be at least 17 years of age to hold a Private Pilot Certificate

  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language

 

Instrument Rating

For those less than ideal days when low clouds and visibility keep most VFR-only pilots grounded, the Instrument Rating will allow you to safely and confidently complete your flight. Even if you never fly in the clouds, you can greatly improve your skills by training to the high technical standards required of the Instrument Rating.

Requirements:

  • Hold a Private Pilot Certificate

  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language

 

Commercial Pilot Certificate (CPL)

If flying as a career is your passion, the Commercial Pilot Certificate is for you. Arming yourself with the regulatory knowledge and flight skills you’ll obtain during your training will put you on the path to becoming a professional pilot.

Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate

  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language

 

Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI)

The best way to learn a skill is to teach it to someone else, and that’s probably why CFIs are held to a higher standard than most other pilots. Besides learning instructional fundamentals, those wishing to earn the title of “Flight Instructor” must master rigorous maneuver training and must acquire an in-depth working knowledge of aviation rules and regulations.

Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate or an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate

  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language

 

Certificated Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFII)

A separate flight instructor certificate is required to teach students the art of flying through clouds. To broaden their instructional scope, the Instrument Instructor must expand their instructional knowledge to include instrument flying and must undergo an additional practical test.

Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate or an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating

  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language