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8 week Accelerated Ground School – Monday January 6 thru Monday February 24, 2020

Nashville Flight Training has opened registration for their “Accelerated Ground School” for the general public. This course will focus on the oral component of the private pilot check ride and will be useful for students pursuing a private pilot license, those returning to flying, or those seeking a refresher course. All training may be applied toward the FAA requirements for a private pilot certification.

Each class will be one night per week – every Monday night from 6:30-8:30 running from Monday January 6, 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 10, 17, 24. The student will receive a total of 16 hours of ground school over those 8 classes.

Cost to the student: $599 (a $800 value) Adult students who bring their children (between 12 and 17) can register their child for an additional $249.

Topics Covered: Aircraft Systems, Airport Information, Airspace and Sectional, Radio Communications, Weather Analysis, Performance Calculations, Cross Country Planning

Registration is limited to 40 people and closes one week before the class begins.

No Refunds. Confirmation will be emailed to you upon registration. A registration packet will also be emailed to you 5 days before the class begins.

 

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ADM: Three Letters to Save Your Life

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019  |  7 p.m.

Nashville Flight Training
801 Hangar Lane, Hangar #7
Nashville, TN 37217

Aeronautical Decision Making is one of those aviation terms thrown around, but what exactly does it mean? Join Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Professor Kalen Clapper and Nashville Flight Training as we discuss ADM before, during, and after a flight and how using all resources available produces a successful mission. No cost to attend.

RSVP at rsvp@nashvilleflighttraining.com

Nashville Flight Training recognized as ‘Distinguished Flight School’ by national association

Nashville Flight Training has been recognized for its high standard of accomplishment in flight training by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world’s largest aviation association.

Based at Nashville International Airport, Nashville Flight Training has been awarded a spot on the 2019 Flight Training Experience Awards as a Distinguished Flight School, a title given to high scoring flight schools from AOPA’s annual Flight Training Experience Survey.

“This is a huge honor for us,” said Chris Erlanson, President of Nashville Flight Training. “We’re so grateful to our students who participated in this survey and pushed us to the top among all the flight schools in the country.

“I want to give credit where credit is due, and that’s with our exceptional team – our amazing instructors, mechanics and office staff – who help ensure our students achieve their aviation goals. At Nashville Flight Training, we’re passionate about safety, building community, and making sure our students always come first. I think this award is a reflection of that,” Erlanson said.

AOPA’s Flight Training Experience Awards were created to highlight the best flight training the industry has to offer. “Creating a genuine bond with a customer is crucial to creating a positive flight training experience,” said Chris Moser, AOPA’s Senior Director of Flight Training Education. “Based on the direct feedback we received in the Survey, there is no doubt that this year’s winners have connected in a powerful way to their customers. Nashville Flight Training is doing it right!”

The 2019 awards were drawn from flight students and pilots who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience this past summer through an AOPA online customer satisfaction survey.

About Nashville Flight Training
Established in 2010, Nashville Flight Training provides affordable flight instruction from award winning, FAA-certified instructors and offers state-of-the-art equipment. The flight training facility is based at the Nashville International Airport. More information is available at www.nashvilleflighttraining.com.

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8 week Accelerated Ground School

Monday September 9, 2019 to October 28, 2019 – 8 week Accelerated Ground School

Nashville Flight Training has opened registration for their “Accelerated Ground School” for the general public. This course will focus on the oral component of the private pilot check ride and will be useful for students pursuing a private pilot license, those returning to flying, or those seeking a refresher course. All training may be applied toward the FAA requirements for a private pilot certification.

Each class will be one night per week – every Monday night from 6:30-8:30 running from Monday September 9, 16, 23, 30 and October 7, 14, 21, 28. The student will receive a total of 16 hours of ground school over those 8 classes.

Cost to the student: $599 (a $800 value) Adult students who bring their children (between 12 and 17) can register their child for an additional $249.

Topics Covered: Aircraft Systems, Airport Information, Airspace and Sectional, Radio Communications, Weather Analysis, Performance Calculations, Cross Country Planning

Registration is limited to 40 people and closes one week before the class begins.

No Refunds. Confirmation will be emailed to you upon registration. A registration packet will also be emailed to you 5 days before the class begins.

***CLICK HERE**** To Register

Female pilots from Nashville take to the skies in 43rd annual Air Race Classic

Nashville Flight Training’s Team #51 – Sky Climbers (l to r, Paige and Mariah)

Two young women pilots will take off on the adventure of a lifetime this Friday, June 14, as they head to Jackson, Tenn., for the start of the 43rd annual Air Race Classic (ARC), the oldest airplane race of its kind.

Pilots Mariah Ferber and Paige Kessler, flying for Nashville Flight Training, won First Place in the 2018 Air Race Classic. The team flew their Cessna 172 to victory based on the handicap speed assigned to their make and model aircraft.

This year they’re team #51, the Sky Climbers, taking the same aircraft and following the race route from Jackson to Welland, Ontario, along with nearly 50 teams from across the country.

“Meeting all these female pilots inspired me to further my career,” Kessler said. “It gave me a push to keep going no matter how difficult it was. And now, just a year later, I’m a CFI (certified flight instructor) teaching people to fly!”

“Something I didn’t expect to come out of last year’s race was the connection to the history of women in aviation,” Ferber said. “It really fueled this whole other passion for me to learn more and appreciate all the work that it took previous generations to enable us as women to be pilots.”

The team credits good communication and safety as the secret to their success. They said that, if one was flying the airplane, the other was focused on communicating on the radio and navigating, making sure to stay clear of other aircraft on their route.

Nashville Flight Training’s team is sponsored by Signature Flight Support BNA, Dare to Fly Fashion and Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co.

Those interested in following along with the team can visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/AirRaceClassicNashville.

About the Race
Starting on Tuesday, June 18, nearly 50 small airplanes will launch full throttle, 30 seconds apart, down the runway at McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson. From there, they will embark on an international course that will take them 2,538 miles to Welland, Ontario, in just four days.

Teams will face unfamiliar terrain and challenging weather as they put their piloting skills to the test, flying at maximum speed across nine states and one province, from the home of rockabilly and the blues in the American South across Midwestern farmlands, northward around the Great Lakes and across southern Ontario, ending near Niagara Falls. At each stop along the way, they will execute a high-speed low pass across a timing line, racing to reach the Terminus, Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport in Welland — named in honor of one of Canada’s legendary aviatrixes — by the arrival deadline at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 21.

The nine intermediate stops are LaGrange, Ga.; Hattiesburg, Miss.; Bryant, Ark.; Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Fairmont, Minn.; Wausau, Wis.; Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; North Bay, Ontario; and Brantford, Ontario.

The Air Race Classic traces its roots to the 1929 Women’s Air Derby, aka the Powder Puff Derby, in which Amelia Earhart and 19 other daring female pilots raced from Santa Monica, California, to Cleveland, Ohio. This year’s ARC celebrates the 90th anniversary of that historic competition, which marked the beginning of women’s air racing in the United States. Today, the ARC is the epicenter of women’s air racing, the ultimate test of piloting skill and aviation decision-making for female pilots of all ages and from all walks of life.

This year’s racers range from college students to a veteran competitor in her 90s. Some are flying the ARC for the first time, while others have dozens of races in their logbooks. Each race plane carries a team of two or three women: pilot, copilot and an optional teammate. The 2019 ARC is truly an international event — racers hail from 31 states and 1 province, and were born in or are citizens of the U.S., Canada, Britain, Fiji, France, Indonesia, Norway and South Korea. Of the 49 teams in this year’s race, 17 are representing colleges or universities. On two of the teams, family members are racing together, and there are two military teams.

How long it will take each team to finish the race depends on the weather, the pilot’s strategy and the speed of the airplane. The fastest planes may complete the course in two days, while the slowest aircraft may take all four days. But because the ARC is a handicap race, teams are racing against their own best time, not against one another. This allows slower planes to compete against faster aircraft on an equal basis.

Official standings aren’t determined until after the last team crosses the finish line – the last arrival at the Terminus may, in fact, be the winner!

ARC fans can follow the racers’ progress on airraceclassic.org.

About Nashville Flight Training
Established in 2010, Nashville Flight Training provides affordable flight instruction from award winning, FAA-certified instructors and offers state-of-the-art equipment. The flight training facility is based at the Nashville International Airport. More information is available at www.nashvilleflighttraining.com.

About the Air Race Classic
Air Race Classic Inc. is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with a mission of encouraging and educating current and future female pilots, increasing public awareness of general aviation, demonstrating women’s roles in aviation, and preserving and promoting the tradition of pioneering women in aviation. For more information, visit airraceclassic.org.

OPEN HOUSE (May 14th, 2019) – Learn to Fly Month

May is Learn-To-Fly Month, and Nashville Flight Training has your ticket to an exciting career in aviation! Take flight into this high-paying, in-demand job market. Financing options are available, so it’s easy to get started and train at your own pace.

Discover how at Nashville Flight Training’s Open House, Tuesday, May 14th, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tour the facilities, meet experienced pilots or fly in our world-class simulator.

Refreshments included. Bring a friend with you!

RSVP optional (via Meetup)»

www.nashvilleflighttraining.com

Air Race Classic Team Sponsorship

Nashville Flight Training’s team won 1ST PLACE in last year’s Air Race Classic – our first time to compete. This year, we’re offering a unique opportunity for companies, organizations and individuals to sponsor our 2019 team. So get ready to fly with us!

What Is the Air Race Classic?
More than 100 women pilots will take off on the adventure of a lifetime when the flag drops to mark the start of the 43rd annual Air Race Classic, an annual all-female aviation event stretching 2,500 miles across 11 states and provinces, June 18 – 21. The race begins in Jackson, Tenn., and ends in Welland, Ontario.

Why Sponsor Nashville Flight Training’s Team?
Last year our team (Mariah and Paige, right) flew a Cessna 172R to a 1ST PLACE victory! Sponsorship provides exposure to an audience of wide-ranging demographics and interests, most of whom are high-income earners. Publicity and media attention surrounding our team’s win helped raise awareness and brand recognition for both our flight school and those who supported us. See below for more details on sponsorship levels and benefits.

For more information, or to sponsor Nashville Flight Training’s Air Race Classic team, email jeffk@NashvilleFlightTraining.com or call (615) 478-0267.

Download the sponsorship form»


SPONSORSHIP LEVELS & BENEFITS

Platinum – $5,000

Approximate value: $7,871

All Gold and Silver level benefits, plus:

  • Promotional email to Nashville Flight Training (NFT) customer database, via NFT
  • Promotional materials distributed and/or signage displayed at all NFT programs and events
  • Direct customer access at one NFT program or event
  • Four (total) vouchers for 30-minute Discovery Flight over Nashville
  • One annual pass to all NFT ground school programs
  • One complimentary item (maximum $30 value) from NFT pilot shop
  • Four hours (total) of flight simulator time

Gold – $2,500

Approximate value: $3,043

All Silver level benefits, plus:

  • Logo on race team airplane
  • Promotional materials distributed and/or signage displayed at Nashville Flight Training (NFT) summer camp
  • Two (total) vouchers for 30-minute Discovery Flight over Nashville
  • One hour of flight simulator time
  • One NFT T-shirt

Silver – $1,000

Approximate value: $1,539

  • Promotional materials on display at Nashville Flight Training (NFT)
  • Logo on NFT race team web page
  • Mention(s) on digital/social media
  • Mention(s) in media materials
  • One voucher for 30-minute Discovery Flight over Nashville

SPONSORSHIP DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2019

For more information, or to sponsor Nashville Flight Training’s Air Race Classic team, email jeffk@NashvilleFlightTraining.com or call (615) 478-0267.


“I’m proud to be part of this historic race, which highlights the achievements of women in aviation and inspires a new generation of pilots.” —Mariah Ferber, co-pilot of Nashville Flight Training’s team, 1st Place Winner of the 2018 Air Race Classic


NFT supports the Air Race Classic because it is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission of encouraging and educating current and future female pilots, increasing public awareness of general aviation, demonstrating women’s roles in aviation, and preserving and promoting the tradition of pioneering women in aviation. The race traces its roots to the 1929 Women’s Air Derby, in which Amelia Earhart and 19 other daring female pilots raced from Santa Monica, Calif., to Cleveland, Ohio. That contest, aka the Powder Puff Derby, marked the beginning of women’s air racing in the United States.

About Nashville Flight Training
Established in 2010, Nashville Flight Training provides affordable flight instruction from award winning, FAA-certified instructors and offers state-of-the-art equipment. The flight training facility is based at the Nashville International Airport.