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Serving Hartford-Brainard and Windham Airports

58 Lindbergh Drive, Hartford, Connecticut 06114  •  (860) 724 - 2245  •  info@premierflightct.com
Providing FAA Approved Flight Instruction For Over 20 Years!

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Robert Keady
First Solo
March 3, 2015

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Peter Mulholland
First Solo
February 18, 2015

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Mark O´Donnell
First Solo
January 21, 2015

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Jason Archer
Commercial Pilot
January 11, 2015

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Zach Caler
Private Pilot
January 8, 2015

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Jay Joseph
Private Pilot
January 7, 2015

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Alan Olenick
Private Pilot
December 29, 2014

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Kyle Sullivan
First Solo
October 21, 2014

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Gerry Wilcox
Private Pilot
October 25, 2014

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Nicolas Mouney
Private Pilot
December 4, 2014

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CATS Testing Center

We are proud to announce that we have teamed up with CATS (Computer Assisted Testing Service) to offer FAA knowledge testing right here at the school house! The cost of the exam is $150 or $140 if you’re an AOPA member.

Our testing hours are:

Monday:
9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Tuesday:
9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Wednesday:
9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Thursday:
9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Friday:
9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday:
By appointment

Simply call CATS at 1-800-947-4228 to schedule your exam and be prepared to pay over the phone. Note that the latest you will be able to schedule a test is our closing time MINUS the maximum allowable time to take the test. For example, for the Private Pilot exam you are allowed 2.5 hours to complete the exam. Therefore the latest you could schedule that exam would be 3:30 PM (or 6:30 PM on Thursdays).

Video Suggests Rotor Wash Blamed for Colorado Cirrus Accident

Dramatic video of a Cirrus accident has been posted on YouTube. In the video, a military Blackhawk is seen departing less than a minute before the Cirrus pilot attempted to land. The Cirrus cartwheeled and crashed as the pilot attempted to abort the landing.

AOPA’s Jim Moore has researched the incident and spoken with the instructor of the pilot (who survived with relatively few injuries). While all of the information about this crash is preliminary, the accident serves as a stark reminder of the power of rotor wash.

Remember, it is not at all uncommon for us to share the traffic pattern with helicopters at Hartford-Brainard and at Windham airports, especially Blackhawk helicopters. Jim’s story is a great reminder for all of us to be wary when operating in the pattern with any helicopter.


What will you do with a pilot license?
Travel!

 

When Seth Rae earned his Private Pilot Certificate in December 2013, he took to the skies and began checking off items on the to-do list that he had made in his mind even before he began flight training. On January 20, 2014, Seth flew to Long Island Republic Airport (FRG) in Farmingdale, New York to visit a longtime friend, and to go flying together. On the way back to Hartford-Brainard, he snapped this amazing shot of the Connecticut Shoreline from overhead Bridgeport, Connecticut. Seth has also posted a video of a previous flight to FRG.

What else will you do with a pilot license?
Fly The Hudson River Corridor!


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One of the exciting things about flying in New England is our close proximity to world famous places in iconic American cities. Here are some photos for you to enjoy taken during a recent flight down the New York City Hudson River Corridor.

Matt Graniero was kind enought to share the pictures he took. Our thanks to him!

 


Approaching the construction site of the Freedom Tower.

      


The Manhattan Skyline!