SUPERIOR FLIGHT SCHOOL, a nationally recognized flight academy, located in sunny Kennesaw, Georgia, offers FAA approved courses for U.S. students planning careers as professional airline pilots or wishing to become recreational pilots.
EXPERIENCE A DISCOVERY FLIGHT: Find out what it’s like to fly an aircraft and what flight training will involve. Superior Flight School will offer an hour-long flight with an instructor at a discounted rate to see if it’s for you!
FLYING CLUB AND AIRCRAFT RENTAL: Once you are a certificated pilot our entire Cessna fleet is available for you to rent. Join the Superior Flying Club and become eligible for discounted rates on instruction and aircraft.
SUPERIOR FLIGHT SCHOOL also offers you:
FAA written test prep
FAA written testing
Biennial Flight Reviews
Instrument Proficiency Checks
The term “part” in this case refers to a part of the Federal Aviation Regulations, or FARs. The FARs outline requirements for pilots, flight schools, maintenance requirements, and many other aviation-related topics.
PART 61 of the FARs is all about the regulations for pilot certification. It outlines the topics covered during flight training and the amount of flight hours required to obtain specific flight certificates. A Part 61 training environment is less strict, and leaves the instructor with more flexibility to change the training program as they see fit.
PART 141 of the FARs describes regulations for flight training institutions and flight schools. Under Part 141, a flight school must seek and maintain FAA approval for its training curriculum, syllabus and lesson plans, creating a more structured flight training environment.
Both Part 141 and Part 61 teach to the same FAA practical test standards.
The main advantage to training with a Part 141 flight school is that good students can progress quickly. Under Part 141, students can gain certificates with fewer hours in the airplane. For example: A private pilot certificate generally requires around 40 flight hours under Part 61, but only 35 hours under Part 141. In addition, the commercial pilot certificate can be accomplished in 120 flight hours at a Part 141 school, as opposed to 250 hours under Part 61. Of course, it is important to note that individual students ability may lead to a variation on these average hours.
Part 141 flight schools have a strictly defined training environment. These flight programs are typically created for the career-minded pilot and offer a curriculum geared toward professionals.
While both Part 61 and Part 141 are policed by same FAA standards, a Part 141 environment can operate more efficiently while training pilots toward a specific career path. The FAA reviews Part 141 curriculum on a regular basis, checking for consistency, continuity and acceptable flight training practices.
The training environment at a Part 141 school is different from a Part 61 operation. First, a Part 141 school must operate with a certain degree of continuity. When a student completes one stage, they must be able to move immediately on to the next. Ground and flight training instructors must follow the same approved syllabus and same training standards, which makes learning from different instructors easy.
Second, Part 141 schools must maintain satisfactory performance rates. Without the FAA checking in on them constantly, Part 61 instructors aren’t always penalized for being sub-par. A high failure rate, for example, may go unnoticed. In a Part 141 environment, however, poor instruction is taken seriously and reviewed by the FAA to ensure a proper training environment.
Finally, the Part 141 training environment can be very fast-paced. Learning takes place quickly, and students must study consistently. But it also means that students at a Part 141 training school will see results and earn pilot certificates quickly, too.
What this means to you is that not only does the FAA approve our training syllabus but, they put their stamp of approval on SFS as an approved school. Our own check airmen give you the FAA flight exam here at the school. The FAA evaluates and reevaluates our check airmen to make sure our flight exams meet the FAA standards.
In the end, this saves you time and money. Additionally, we are one of the few schools in the United States to have special FAA approval on a Commercial “train to proficiency” course. Again, the FAA has given us their stamp of approval for this special course which is designed to save you time and money.
Our fleet consists of modern aircraft serviced by our in house maintenance department in line with manufacturer requirements. Our Single engine aircraft are Garmin G1000 glass cockpit and Garmin G650 equipped Cessna C172SP and C172S models. Our Multi engine aircraft are Garmin G1000 equipped Diamond DA42 Twinstars.
SFS is located at Cobb County’s McCollum Field just northwest of Atlanta (KRYY). KRYY offers the benefits of learning to fly at an airport with an operating control tower along with easy access to less busy airports and airspace nearby.