|By Carmelo Turdo|
Cessna Pilot Center Flight Training Program
Elite Aviation, an authorized Cessna Pilot Center, offers the most comprehensive flight training program in the St. Louis area while providing a personalized approach to learning that brings maximum effectiveness to the student. From the outset, a student and certified flight instructor work together to design a training plan that provides regular interaction along the path to obtaining a Private Pilot or higher level certificate or rating. The flight instruction curriculum and progress checks are standardized, using Cessna Flight Training System on-line interactive learning along with additional materials recommended by the flight instructors themselves. At all points along the training program, flight instructors integrate a variety of training tools and methods including: one-on-one ground school tutoring; flight training in late model Cessna Skyhawk aircraft using conventional and G1000 instrumentation; simulator training in the Elite RC1 and full-motion Redbird MCX programmable flight simulators; and progress checks with other flight instructors who provide a new perspective on the level of progress achieved by the student-flight instructor team.
Another convenient service provided by Elite Aviation is FAA exam administration. Elite Aviation is a PSI Computer Aided Testing Service test center for airman, A&P mechanic and the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Drone Knowledge Test exams. Contact Elite Aviation for availability.
Flight training is a continuous process, building on the skills and knowledge demonstrated at each level of achievement. Recurrent, instrument and complex aircraft training is available using the Elite Aviation fleet of Cessna 172 Skyhawks, flight simulators and the newly-arrived Piper Turbo Saratoga. Multi-engine training is available using the flight simulators, and it will also soon be available in a fleet aircraft. Elite Aviation is ready to provide your flight training solution.
The Elite Aviation fleet is also available for rental, and the aircraft are cared for by the Elite Aircraft Maintenance Service team. Contact Elite Aviation for availability.
Elite Aircraft Maintenance Service
Elite Aviation provides comprehensive maintenance services for piston-engine aircraft at their Spirit of St. Louis Airport facility. The Elite service team performs and coordinates the work needed for inspections, airframe and powerplant repair, engine overhaul, avionics and ADS-B upgrades, oxygen service and preventive/seasonal maintenance so important for safe and legal operation of aircraft. Elite Aviation's experienced maintenance staff provides a higher-level of service that emphasizes quality-control and a "Done right, the first time" philosophy. The customer relationship is of the utmost importance, and Elite Aviation stands behind the quality of their maintenance services. Elite Aviation can also assist in the acquisition and processing of your next aircraft purchase, including the pre-buy inspection. Contact Elite Aviation for availability.
Serving the Community
Elite Aviation provides high-quality flight training, aircraft rental, aircraft maintenance, and other aviation support services as mentioned above. They also serve the aviation community and the public regularly by supporting youth and professional development programs in cooperation with other like-minded organizations. Elite Aviation has hosted the flight portion of youth summer camps sponsored by the St. Louis Science Center, fantasy flights for critically ill children, and a food drive for Circle of Concern Food Pantry. Recently, Elite Aviation hosted ground handling training for A&P mechanic candidates from Southwestern Illinois College. The monthly Elite Speaker Series features interactive presentations on aviation topics in cooperation with the local FAA Flight Standards District Office and featuring local aviation subject experts from the public and private sectors. Elite Aviation was a major sponsor of the recent Super Safety Seminar weekend event held at St. Louis University. Elite Aviation is preparing for its second public Open House and Fly-In to be held on April 21, and first flight experiences will be available that day on a first-come, first-served basis. More details will follow shortly.
The Aero Experience thanks Elite Aviation for their many great contributions to Midwest Aviation and for joining our team as a sponsor and advertiser. We will highlight the services mentioned above in future stories, and we encourage our audience to contact Elite Aviation for your flight training and aviation services needs.