Get Started on Your Aviation Journey Today…
We look forward to working with you to accomplish your aviation goals. To get your flight training off the ground, we first need to understand how we can best serve you.
Creating your personalized training plan will take a few simple steps:
- Create a Galvin Flying Customer Account
- Get access to the Customer Portal and Flight Scheduling
- Complete the Customer Action Plan form
- Get paired with an instructor suited to your specific goals
- Meet your new instructor and take flight!
Once you have completed the flight training customer sign-up form, you will receice your new Galvin Customer Portal and Flight Scheduling Login credentials. With your new portal access, you will be able to complete a Customer Action Plan, which will help us understand your flight training goals, availability for training sessions, and pair you with an instructor best suited to your needs. If you already have Galvin Customer Portal access, you can complete the Customer Action Plan right away.
How Can I Prepare?
Depending upon the regulations under which you will be training, you may need obtain your medical certificate and student pilot certificate before you begin training. We strongly recommend you obtain your medical and apply for your student pilot certificate before meeting with your instructor regardless of whether you train under Part 141 or Part 61.
To obtain a FAA Medical Certificate, you will need to schedule a medical exam with an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). Though only a 3rd class medical is needed to commence your training, we recommend you apply for a 1st or 2nd class medical to ensure you are able to obtain this if your goals extend beyond personal flying. You can locate an AME near you through a simple online search.
To start your student pilot certificate application, you will need to register for an account through the FAA’s Integrated Airman Certificate and Rating Application (IACRA) site. Check out their “New User Guide” link on the landing page if you’re new to IACRA. Your instructor can also help you navigate the site if you have trouble.
What Can I Expect During My First Session?
Once you have been paired with your instructor, you will receive an email confirming your first session. When you first meet with your instructor, you will need to bring documentation for our records in accordance with TSA regulations. Please bring the following with you: a government issued photo ID, US Passport or official copy of US Birth Certificate, FAA medical certificate, any FAA pilot certificates or student pilot application information.
Your instructor will outline a training plan custom to your training objectives and work with you to schedule your next training sessions.
If you have questions about scheduling or need additional information about your first session, please contact our scheduling team.