North Carolina HOT AIR BALLOON PILOT CERTIFICATION
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A North Carolina hot air balloon flight can be uplifting; it may even steer you down a new path in life. One that will provide you peace and happiness wafting through the skies! Our North Carolina private pilot certification course allows you to learn the skill of flying a hot air balloon so you can fly at your convenience. For individuals who may not be looking for anything more from their pilot certification than to possess the liberty to fly whenever you wish, a private pilot's license will be right.
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A Licensed Pilot in North Carolina has completed ground school and flight training with a Certified Hot Air Balloon Commercial Pilot. This process consists of:
- Passing a Federal Aviation written examination:
- Some of the subjects you'll see on the flight theory exam include:
- Meteorology: Climate conditions & reports as they relate to ballooning.
- Statics: Dealing with gases and fluids and how they harmonize.
- Airmanship: Proper airmanship in every facet of the flight process.
- Navigation: Navigating your course throughout flight.
- Flight Regulations and Operations: FAA Rules covering pilot privileges, restrictions, and flight operations.
- Aviators Code of Conduct
Ballooning Student Pilots in North Carolina
Prior to this certification, you will be required to have your student pilot Certification
Student Ballooning Pilot Certificates in North Carolina can be issued by FAA inspectors or assigned pilot examiners.
Student pilots must be at least 14 years of age.
No medical documentation is required, but the student must certify that he/she has no known medical problem that would stop them from piloting a balloon.
Training for all operations required for a North Carolina Private Certification must be earned from an authorized teacher, plus emergency recovery from a terminal velocity declination. Instruction will also be received in ground handling and inflation, preflight inspections, takeoff and ascents, descents and touchdowns, and emergency operations as well.
Learner pilots may not transport guests.
North Carolina Private Pilot Certification
- You must be at least 16 years of age to be eligible for a North Carolina Private Pilot's Certificate.
- No medical certificate is required, but you must certify that you do not have any known medical defects that would prevent you from piloting a balloon.
- You must pass a written test that will cover:
- FAA Regulations covering pilot privileges, limitations, and flight procedures.
- Use of navigation charts.
- Weather conditions & reports as they relate to ballooning.
- Operating procedures with gas and hot air balloons.
- Flight Rules and Procedures
- Code of Conduct
- Must have at least 10 hours of flight experience, of which 6 must have been under the supervision of an instructor. Flights must have included:
- Tow flights of at least 30 minutes
- One ascent to 3000 feet above takeoff point
- One solo flight
Commercial Pilot Certification in North Carolina
- You must be at least 18 years of age.
- No medical certificate required, but you must certify that you do not have any known medical defects that would prevent you from piloting a balloon.
- You must pass a comprehensive written exam that encompasses all the material required for a Private Pilot Certificate in North Carolina, and additional operating procedures relating to commercial operations and requirements for flight instructors.
- Training for all procedures required for a North Carolina Private Certification must be received from an authorized instructor, plus emergency recovery from a terminal velocity descent.
Required 35 hours of flight time for a North Carolina commercial certificate must include:
- At least 35 hours of flight time as a pilot.
- 20 hours of flight time in balloons.
- 6 hours of flight time under the supervision of an instructor.
- 2 solo flights.
- 2 flights of at least one hour duration.
- 1 flight to 5000 feet above the take off point.
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