Bay Area Flying Lessons


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                            San Francisco Bay Area-Palo Alto, San Carlos

 Candlestick Park

 Candlestick Park

Older Student Pilots - Never Too Old

Probably the biggest reason people begin to think they're too old to learn to fly has nothing to do with age and everything to do with energy level. If there's one thing true about age, it is that it becomes harder to muster the energy required to hammer away at a new problem. Or old problems, for that matter. Gray has barely begun to streak your hair when you find that you're beginning to lose patience with cold weather, inane conversation, and a million of life's little annoyances. As the world grinds away at you, the constant challenges cause some people to get mentally tired. Life doesn't get easier just because you get older and, in fact, just the opposite can be true. This can cause a person to avoid unnecessary new challenges, such as learning to fly, which definitely isn't good.

Doing new things like learning to fly is one of the guaranteed ways to keep the energy levels up regardless of a person's age.  Read more...

Flying over the Sierras

 Flying over the Sierras

Books, Supplies, and Equipment

Items required initially for Flight Training

ASA AP30 Pilot Logbook

ASA KB-3Trifold Kneeboard

Sporty's "Private Pilot Training Course"

Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-8083-25A)
Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-3A)

POH - Pilot's Operating Handbook

San Francisco Terminal Chart


Airport/Facility Directory

Checkmate Aircraft Checklist


Flight Bag

Items for Cross Country Training

ASA Airclassics (one or the other)   
E6B Flight Computer

ASA Ultimate Rotating Plotter

View Limiting Device

SFO Sectional Chart

Good Things to Have


California Pilot's Guide - Optima Publications

AOPA - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
To order Pilot Supplies go here

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Written Exam Locations
LaserGrade Testing - Palo Alto

TSA Information
     AOPA's Guide to TSA's Alien Flight Training/Citizenship Validation Rule
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