Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does it cost to become a pilot?
A: We have a "pay as you go" system, but we do not require money up front to start. Elite also have financing options available.
Q: Is it difficult to become a pilot?
A: Nothing worth having is easy, becoming a pilot will take some studying and hands on training, but its not very hard.
Q: Do you offer accelerated training programs?
A: Yes. We offer accelerated programs for Private, Instrument and Commercial.
Q: How long does it typically take to get your private pilot license?
A: This depends on the rate of the individual, we training as quickly as you choose. A Private License can be obtained in 15 days or less, pending certain requirements are met.
Q: Can an instructor come to my area and teach an accelerated course?
A: Yes, absolutely.
Q: I'm looking to buy or sell an aircraft. Can Elite Flight Training help?
A: Yes. We have excellent brokerage services.
Q: What if I don't have the time to get my license?
A: Our program is 100% customized, we can accommodate your scheduling needs. At Elite we fly all day,
7 days a week, all year round.
Q: Is learning to fly scary?
A: No, learning to fly is very exciting! Our team will help subside any of your flying fears, we do this frequently.
Q: How far is your facility from Chicago?
A: About an hour south of downtown Chicago, take I-57 south to exit 308.
Q: Will flight training take time away from my significant other?
A: Train together. We have couples that have trained together and have become very successful pilots!
Q: What happens after my introductory flight?
A: After you take an introductory flight and decide that Elite will be a good fit for you, together we devise a customized plan to fit your schedule and needs. You can begin as soon as the next day!
Q: I already have my license but have not flown in years?
A: That's ok. Here at Elite, we take the time to help you get prepared to fly again. If it's been 10 years or 10 days, we will help you get back in the pilot seat!
Q: Where do I get study materials?
A: We have several training curriculums and excellent instructors available to help you on your journey.
Q: What if I am not cut out for flying?
A: Everyone has to start somewhere. No one is born an exceptional pilot, flying is a learned physical and mental skillset.
Q: How do I begin flight training?
A: Call us or stop by. Talk to one of our instructors and we can coordinate with your schedule.
Q: How do I schedule my training?
A: You can schedule training online at www.shlott.com/groups/join, or give us a call and we'll gladly schedule your training.
Q: What aircraft is best for my training?
A: We have multiple planes, each offering unique features, you and your instructor will decide what's best.
Q: What will I need?
A: We offer the latest training materials to all of our clients. We have everything you need.
Q: What if...
A: Stop questioning and just do it!