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 Pilot Training FAR Part 141 


WOSC Provides FAR Part 141 Flight Training. 

Western Oklahoma State College (WOSC) [A Federal Aviation Regulation Part 141, Certificated Pilot School] has contracted with Red River Flight Academy LLC to provide the flight training portion necessary to earn a private pilot certificate under .  This contract of WOSC and RRFA provides the only Part 141 Certified Flight School training in southwest Oklahoma and requires that the student be enrolled in both WOSC and RRFA for the any pilot certification.  Part 141 requires a minimum of 35 flight hours to complete the Private Pilot Certification.  The total may be reduced if an approved simulator is used; WOSC provides the approved simulator used in this course.

FAR Part 141 requires an approved flight training syllabus for each course, instructor standardization, supervision and stage checks by the Chief or Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, and regular FAA inspections of school facilities, aircraft, simulators and training devices, as well as student training records, and instructor records.

Enrollment in WOSC Private Pilot Ground School is the first part of the Private Pilot Certification Course.  Flight and Simulator Labs follow Ground School but in certain cases may be taken simultaneously.  You will pay WOSC tuition and fees for the Ground School and Simulator Labs.

To insure the quality of training and to retain FAA Approval, the school must maintain at least an 80% first time pass rate for all graduates on FAA Flight Tests. Under FAR Part 141 the FAA grants Approved Pilot Schools many important concessions in course hours and requirements.  For example, the FAA grants a 60-hour reduction from the basic Part 61 total time requirements for commercial pilot training by Part 141 schools.

In WOSC's FAA Approved Ground School courses we use state-of-the art multi-media training system. The system is an integrated course of flight and ground instruction utilizing a training syllabus, video and CD ROM presentations, textbook and workbook, maneuvers manual, training syllabus, and one-on-one briefings and tutorials with your instructor.   This approach to ground training allows each student to progress at his or her own rate and facilitates the record keeping necessary for Part 141 schools.

Time differences between Part 61 and Part 141 flight training


     (minimum training time)

       PART 141 - 35 hours

       PART   61 - 40 hours


     (total required Flight time)

       PART 141 - 190 hours

       PART   61 - 250 hours

Student assimilation time of training facts, knowledge and technique vary from person to person, therefore the above is stated as FAA minimums.

Certain courses may be eligible for VA or other Federal financial assistance. Check with WOSC for current information.

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