HOW DOES FLIGHT TRAINING GO?
The BEST Learning Curve
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Most want to know how long it will take them to progress through training and become a pilot, but there is no short answer to this question.
Are you in the student-mindset?
If you're truly ready to learn something new then the assimilation of new information will come sooner.
Be the student, ready to grow into new territory for your journey ahead. To understand the gear, conditions, and yourself!
In this capacity it matters less how long your training takes, but, more importantly, how deeply you understand these critical topics!
The ability to attend multiple training sessions in a short amount of time goes an incredibly long way!
Just like a dance, language, or musical instrument, proficiency in Kiting comes from repetition. If we can immerse ourselves in this new activity then we retain the lessons of the prior sessions and build muscle memory quickly.
Long gaps in training usually require that the student re-learn much of what was already covered in previous lessons. This is definitely not as good for a proper learning curve.
It's recommended that you dedicate at least one day every two weeks to this activity. More is certainly better!
Don't worry. Everyone has real-life to deal with so if you can't make it to training then you can practice at a local park or beach to stay proficient...
IF you have your own equipment that is!
This is why it's important to get gear early so that you have this option to supplement your formal training sessions.
What are the Variables?
Your learning curve depends on a few things.
Most are in your control!
HOW OFTEN CAN YOU ATTEND TRAINING?
More is better! If you only come occasionally then training will take longer. The beginning is the most important part so be sure to dedicate the most energy towards this phase.
HOW QUICKLY DO YOU LEARN NEW PHYSICAL ACTIVITES?
Some find it easier than others. The reality is that most of the time it is the younger, physically fit individuals who will learn kiting sooner. But that's no problem for less fit, older students because we have Unlimited Lessons!
HOW SOON WILL YOU PURCHASE YOUR OWN GEAR?
Get your own gear as soon as possible so that you will have the option to practice what you've learned in training at your local parks or beaches.
The school has gear for your first 10 flights! Some gear will take longer to ship so order asap to avoid delays.
HOW WELL DO YOU FOLLOW INSTRUCTION?
This is the major determinant! If you could remember everything you're told the first time and execute instructions perfectly, then you would be a Pilot in just 2 days.
But no one can actually do that so the real question is, "how many times do you have to hear/see the same thing before you can repeat the action or task perfectly?"
I don't know the answer to that question, but we'll find out together!
HOW MUCH WILL YOU ADD TO THE TRAINING PROGRAM?
The school has additional reading material, Online Classes, and field Training Sessions to compliment the Flight Training Program. But how much MORE will you be investing with your time, attention, and energy.
Some will dive into the material and soak up as much as they can from the available resources while others prefer to be told everything as it's happening. Unless your memory is perfect then it's generally a faster training progression for the student who is reading and studying the reference materials.
HOW FAVORABLE IS THE WEATHER FOR YOUR TRAINING?
Here's the one you don't have control over, but maintaining a flexible schedule is our best bet. Our site has over 300 flyable days a year, the best in North America!
New students are often surprised that they can't just fly whenever they have the day off. We need proper weather first!
Summertime offers daily flying options and winter is still great flying but fewer of these days per month. If it looks like a good flying day is coming up, drop everything else and