Part 141 FAA Approved Flight Training

Premier Flight Center is The ONLY Fixed Wing Flight School in Connecticut!


What is Part 141 Training

The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has established two regulations in regards to pilot training, Part 61 and Part 141.

A vast majority of pilots are trained under Part 61 Regulations, which requires that you have a minimum of forty (40) hours total time and normally all records of your training are kept solely in your personal logbook and nowhere else. The pace and direction of your training will be decided upon between you and your instructor.

Part 141 training is FAA Certified, which means that the school has taken the time and effort to have their program accredited by the FAA. This means that:

  • The aircraft and the business location are FAA approved and inspected regularly.
  • The FAA oversees the operation and record keeping for quality, compliance and safety.
  • An FAA approved course syllabus will determine the pace and direction of your training.
  • VA benefits and most colleges and universities require Part 141 instruction.

Premier Flight Center

Unlike some schools that only offer ground school or others that only offer Part 141 flight training at the Private Pilot level, Premier is the only flight school in Connecticut that has FAA approval for all of its ground school and flight training programs. Any pilot license or rating you choose to pursue through us is available as a Part 141 course!

We value education and safety above all other considerations. You can participate as a Part 141 student in the following programs while flying at Hartford-Brainard Airport

  • Private Pilot
  • Instrument Rating
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Flight Instructor
  • Airline Transport Pilot - Single Engine

Premier's Aircraft

Since aircraft used in a Part 141 program must be approved by the FAA, all of Premier’s aircraft are maintained by professional maintenance shops located at Brainard Airport. All of Premier's airplanes are Part 141 Approved, and all are equipped with Global Positioning Systems (GPS).

Premier's Training Program

The FAA regularly checks up on schools providing Part 141 training, so there are additional requirements to keep separate records of your training at the flight school in a “Training Folder”, as well as the records made in your personal logbook. Other requirements include:

  • Carefully following an FAA approved syllabus (training plan)
  • Ground school
  • Taking additional quizzes and tests
  • Three evaluation flights with senior flight instructors

Syllabus-based training has been proven to be the most beneficial and cost effective method of learning. It gives the student a gauge on his progress thus eliminating the need for unnecessary and costly lessons. For someone who has the ability to maintain an intense training schedule, they will have an opportunity to complete the training in thirty-five (35) hours under our Part 141 Program!.