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QUALITY & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

We would like to thank you for your ongoing interest in our flight training program. Regardless as to whether you are a current student, or just beginning your journey into aviation, Wings Flight Training offers all of the resources needed to be successful in your training.

Below you will find access to our Flight Schedule Pro portal (for current students), as well as information regarding the licenses and certificates supported by Wings Flight Training and location information for our schools in both Danville and Lexington, Kentucky.

LICENSES & CERTIFICATES

HERE’S WHAT IT TAKES

 

*Some AME’s still prefer paper forms.

LICENSE DESCRIPTION

 

The Recreational Pilot’s License allows you to fly during the day within 50 nautical miles of your airport. It also allows you to carry one passenger and go further from home with certain restrictions. Although less training is required and you can get up to the sky faster, many pilots choose to skip this certification and work directly toward their Private Pilot’s License. But, for enjoying the freedom of flight in your local area, this is a very cost effective option.

HERE’S WHAT IT TAKES

 

*Some AME’s still prefer paper forms.

LICENSE DESCRIPTION

 

The Private Pilot’s license allows you to fly planes of varying sizes wherever you like, day or night, as well as allowing you to take family and friends with you. This particular license will enable you to rent single-engine airplanes wherever they are available, join a flying club, or even purchase and fly your own personal plane. With all of it’s advantages, the Private Pilot’s License will open up a world of new flying opportunities for both business and pleasure.

HERE’S WHAT IT TAKES

 

*Some AME’s still prefer paper forms.

RATING DESCRIPTION

 

Having an Instrument Rating gives you more versatility and freedom as a pilot since it will equip you with the ability to fly in a wider range of weather conditions. It also provides you with the opportunity to fly in and above the clouds, which is both thrilling and challenging! Your skill level will increase dramatically, your flights will be safer, and you will be able to fly with less unwanted hassle all across the county. This is the logical and rewarding next step for anyone who has their Private Pilot’s License.

HERE’S WHAT IT TAKES

 

*Some AME’s still prefer paper forms.

LICENSE DESCRIPTION

 

The Commercial Pilot’s License is perfect for anyone wishing to turn their passion for flying into a career. This license will allow you to be compensated for your piloting skills and provides you with training in order to develop a better understanding of aircraft systems, as well as a high standard of airmanship. Although you can obtain a Commercial Pilot’s License without an Instrument Rating, you are restricted to daytime flight within 50 nautical miles.

HERE’S WHAT IT TAKES

 

*Some AME’s still prefer paper forms.

CERTIFICATE DESCRIPTION

 

The Certified Flight Instructor rating comes with the privilege of passing on your flying skills to aspiring pilots. It is often the first job you’ll get in the industry, making it an exciting step for the beginning career pilot. As you teach, you can log the hours as your own, allowing you to be paid to build time! Many flight instructors move on to other careers when they have the required hours, but some remain in the teaching field. If you can handle the challenge, teaching others what you know about soaring on the wind is the very best way to grow quickly into a competent and highly skilled professional flyer!

 

The Certified Flight Instructor/Instrument rating allows you to take students into the clouds! It requires high levels of flying skill, because the first time a student enters zero visibility conditions can be a challenging moment. It is also highly rewarding for the instructor, offering the opportunity to see your students take big steps forward in their competency and confidence while they’re in the cockpit! This is one of the most enjoyable ratings to teach, and as with all educating, the instructor will learn a great deal in the process!

HERE’S WHAT IT TAKES

 

  • Completed every two years*
  • Complete 2 hours of instruction, including:
    • 1 hour of ground instruction
    • 1 hour of airplane time

*Acquiring a new rating also constitutes as a BFR.

FLIGHT REVIEW DESCRIPTION

 

The Biennial Flight Review (BFR) is a required refresher checkout for all pilots every two years. It can be accomplished by spending at least 1 hour on the ground and 1 hour in the air with a qualified CFRI, who will then declare that you are safe and competent to take to the skies for another 24 months. This is usually a relaxes and enjoyable opportunity to show your stuff, as well as to be stretched a bit and possibly run through some advanced maneuvers that you may not have practiced for a while. Acquiring another rating also counts as a BFR and is a great way to improve your flying and become a crack pilot over time!

HERE’S WHAT IT TAKES

 

  • For instrument rated pilots
  • Required for those pilots who:
    • Have not flown required number of approaches OR
    • Done any VOR tracking in the preceding 12 months

PROFICIENCY CHECK DESCRIPTION

 

An Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) is required for instrument pilots who have not flown the required number of approaches or have done any VOR tracking in the preceding 12 months. It is an opportunity to knock the rust off your instrument skills and can be simulated or flown in real instrument conditions. Like a BFR, it is usually a relaxed and highly enjoyable exercise, and one in which the pilot gets to hone his instrument and radio skills in ‘live’ conditions if desired. Wings of Refuge Flight School is ideally located near a towered airport so that IPC’s can be simulated or done in contact with ATC. The choice is yours!

TRAINING LOCATIONS

STUART POWELL FIELD (KDVK)

420 Airport Road
Danville, KY 40422

Operations/Communication
Elevation: 1022 ft
Control Tower: None
CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
AWOS: 128.325

Runway Information – Runway 12/30
Dimensions: 5000 x 75 ft
Surface: Asphalt
Runway Heading(s): 125 Magnetic, 122 True; 305 Magnetic, 302 True
Obstructions: 42 ft trees

Runway Information – Runway 1/19
Dimensions: 1971 x 75 ft
Surface: Asphalt
Runway Heading(s): 011 Magnetic, 008 True; 191 Magnetic, 188 True
Obstructions: Hangar buildings

BLUE GRASS AIRPORT (KLEX)

4134 Aviator Road
Lexington, KY 40510

Operations/Communication
Elevation: 979.3 ft
Control Tower: Yes
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 126.3
GROUND: 121.9
TOWER: 119.1, 257.8
AWOS: 119.975

Runway Information – Runway 4/22
Dimensions: 7004 x 150 ft
Surface: Asphalt
Runway Heading(s): 046 Magnetic, 042 True; 226 Magnetic, 222 True
Obstructions: 36-54 ft trees

Runway Information – Runway 9/27
Dimensions: 4000 x 75 ft
Surface: Asphalt
Runway Heading(s): 087 Magnetic, 083 True; 267 Magnetic, 263 True