Legacy Aviation is a full-service aviation company headquartered at Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE). We provide end-to-end solutions for all private and business aviation needs. Legacy Aviation provides flight training under both sets of FAA training regulations, FAR part 141 and FAR part 61 and we are the only school in the city of Philadelphia with an FAA Part 141 rating.

No matter what your goals are, Legacy Aviation has the expertise and equipment to get you there.

We are positioned on a terrific airport that has a 7,000 foot instrument runway (same length as LaGuardia Airport), a 5,000 foot runway, and an operating control tower.

  • We offer an experienced team of professional instructor pilots. Our Chief Pilot Instructor has an extensive, over 39 year background in pilot training including general, corporate, and airline aviation. He has graduated over 7,000 pilots, 800 of whom are flying for commercial airlines, all with impeccable records.
  • Our Fleet consists of 15 single and multi-engine airplanes.

In addition, we are located in the busy Northeast Corridor, which forces us to become very familiar with different types of airspace. On a weekly basis, hundreds of corporate jets and turboprops are transiting the traffic pattern. Exposing students to normal everyday commercial aircraft traffic is a great experience. From the beginning, our students are trained to work professionally with air traffic control during pre- taxi, taxi, takeoff, climb, cruise, descent, approach, landing, and the missed approach phases of flight. During each and every flight, our students are developing habit patterns for excellent communication skills. They are taught to work with Ground Control, Tower Control, Approach Control, Departure Control, Clearance Delivery, and to secure a current weather briefing from the ATIS before every takeoff and every landing.

This is very valuable experience and essential for every professional pilot.

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Convenience

The best airport due to convenient location, facilities, instrument approaches, and no airline traffic to wait for.

Reputation

We have established a stellar reputation for providing the highest quality of aircraft and customer service.

Exceptional Service

Legacy Aviation offers a full range of services to support your aircraft by the highest standards in the industry.

Main Courses

  1. Private Pilot Course
  2. Instrument Rating Course
  3. Commercial Pilot course
  4. Multi-Engine Rating Course
  5. Certified Flight Instructor Course
  6. Airline Transport Pilot Course

International Students:

http://flylegacyaviation.com/flight-school/international-students/

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Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:


Legacy Aviation

A Private Pilot Certification Course implements a concrete foundation of aeronautical education and flying technique. ... [+]

A Private Pilot Certification Course implements a concrete foundation of aeronautical education and flying technique.

A pilot’s license is their ticket to freedom. Proper training is the foundation on which habit patterns are created and therefore it is imperative that all students initiate correctly. The goal as a private pilot is to be granted authorization in taking passengers flying. This also means you will now acquire not just one, but two substantial responsibilities; your aircraft and your passengers. Given the weight of these new obligations, all students are disciplined to meet steep standards from the first minute of training, until the last. Once this temperament has been conveyed by the instructor and embraced by the student, the performance of the student will be strengthened.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2020
English
Full-time
80 hours
Campus
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Legacy Aviation

All students are trained vigorously on instrument flying in our flight simulator as well as in a physical aircraft. Navigation in both a simulator or actual aircraft requ ... [+]

Reinforce safety by becoming an Instrument Pilot.

It is a known fact that flying at night is much more difficult than flying during the day. That being said, in both Canada and Europe, an instrument rating is required by law in order to fly at night. With an instrument rating, a professional private pilot is no longer limited to flying only by visual references. He can now enter the clouds for the first time, flying solely by the instruments within the cockpit. Having an instrument rating will give you peace of mind during low visibility and low ceiling situations.

All students are trained vigorously on instrument flying in our flight simulator as well as in a physical aircraft. Navigation in both a simulator or actual aircraft requires great focus on each and every instrument, therefore allowing the student to perfect his instrument flying skills without the use of visual references. During training the student will be trained to fly on instruments during climbs, descents, straight and level flight, standard rate turns, steep turns, holding patterns, precision and non-precision approaches, normal procedures, abnormal procedures, and emergency procedures. Additional topics covered in this course are ATC communications, navigation from one airport to another, pre-flight planning, fuel planning, instrument testing prior to takeoff, weather evaluation, and Cockpit Resource Management. CRM is the utilization of all available resources that include situational awareness, optimal decision making, communication, stress, and a discussion of various scenarios that an instrument pilot may encounter.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2020
English
Full-time
110 hours
Campus
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Legacy Aviation

If you enjoy flying and want to be paid for your ability to take care of your passengers or freight, going on for a commercial pilot license is the next step. ... [+]

If you enjoy flying and want to be paid for your ability to take care of your passengers or freight, going on for a commercial pilot license is the next step.

All of the flight time that you have accumulated during your private pilot and instrument training will be credited towards your total time for a commercial license. To get a commercial pilot license you must be eighteen years old and have logged a total of 250 hours of flight time.

All commercial pilot students will be trained by a qualified and proficient instructor pilot. During training students will be trained on maneuvers such as slow flight, landing and departure stalls, chandelles, lazy eights, steep spirals about a point, and steep turns. Although you will become very proficient in the commercial maneuvers, it’s important to note that during all commercial airline flights pilots are limited to thirty degrees of bank angle while flying with passengers on board. This is so the passengers are not frightened, and that the pilot is always in total control of the aircraft.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2020
English
Full-time
90 hours
Campus
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Legacy Aviation

A multi-engine rating allows a pilot to operate as pilot-in-command of an aircraft with more than one engine. During training, the student will be exposed to a new aircra ... [+]

A multi-engine rating allows a pilot to operate as pilot-in-command of an aircraft with more than one engine.

The multi-engine rating is for those pilots who want the security of having a second engine available in the event of an engine failure. The multi-engine rating is also essential for pilots moving up to charter, corporate, or airline aviation. Up to this point, you have maintained proficiency in a single engine aircraft. However, the multi-engine rating will allow you to fly airplanes with two, three, four, or more engines.

During training the student will be exposed to a new aircraft with two engines, and be trained by a qualified and proficient instructor pilot on normal, abnormal, and emergency procedures. Extensive time will be allocated towards engine-out procedures, or the loss of an engine during takeoff, climb, cruise, descent, approach, and missed approach phases of flight. In general, multi-engine flying keeps you busier because you are now monitoring and managing two separate engines. The instructor pilot will also train you to proficiency on stalls, steep turns, single engine taxi, short field and soft field takeoffs and landings, crosswind landings, and a variety of different real flying scenarios.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2020
English
Full-time
28 hours
Campus
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Legacy Aviation

To become a copilot for a commercial airline or a Fortune 500 company, you must gain experience by building up your total flight time. The FAA requires 1500 hours of tota ... [+]

Becoming A Certified Flight Instructor

To become a copilot for a commercial airline or a Fortune 500 company, you must gain experience by building up your total flight time. The FAA requires 1500 hours of total time for you to have an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, and this is required to fly as a captain on most turboprops or jets. For pilots who enjoy teaching, becoming a CFI or Certified Flight Instructor is the best way to go. As a commercial pilot you can also build your time by doing aerial photography, banner towing, and sight-seeing tours.

A student training to become a certified flight instructor is being prepared to train student pilots, private pilots, instrument pilots, commercial pilots, and multiengine pilots. That being said the student is only as good as his instructor. Becoming an instructor is very rewarding but, it comes with much responsibility. To sleep well at night after an eight hour day of pilot training, an instructor must know in his heart that he has given 100% effort to the students that are depending on him. Before signing a student to fly solo in the traffic pattern or on a cross country, the instructor should have extensively measured the student’s ability to perform well on his own. There can be no doubt in your mind when your signature is placed on a certificate or on an application authorizing a student to fly solo. Where there is doubt, the instructor will have no peace. So we... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2020
English
Full-time
18 - 70 hours
Campus
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Legacy Aviation

An Airline Transport Pilot certificate is the highest-level certificate that a pilot can achieve. ATPs are authorized to act as pilot-in-command of a scheduled air carrie ... [+]

An Airline Transport Pilot certificate is the highest-level certificate that a pilot can achieve. ATPs are authorized to act as pilot-in-command of a scheduled air carrier’s aircraft.

To obtain an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate or ATP, a pilot must be 23 years old, and have logged a total time of 1500 flight hours. The ATP is required for a pilot to become a captain on any corporate jet or commercial airliner. The Airline Transport Pilot Standard is the standard that all captains strive to maintain. Once you have obtained your ATP, it is safe to say that a pilot is much more marketable, and will receive more employment offers as a pilot. The instructor pilot will determine if the student is ready for the flight test or if he needs additional time to meet the ATP Standards.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2020
English
Full-time
25 hours
Campus
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