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CAVU Flight Academy of Green Bay – Part 141 Certified and a FAA Part 61 Flight School

Whether you are learning to fly for recreation or are interested in pursuing a career in aviation, CAVU Flight Academy can help you attain your dream. We are 141 Certified and a FAA Part 61 flight school.

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PART 141

In CAVU’s part 141 school, a student can complete the Private Certificate, the Instrument Rating, and the Commercial Certificate.


Minimum Hour Requirements:

  • Private Pilot Certificate: 35 hours flight, 35 hours ground
  • Instrument Rating: 35 hours flight, 30 hours ground
  • Commercial Certificate: 120 hours flight, 35 hours ground

The advantages of FAR 141 training include:

  • a detailed course syllabus providing key benchmarks for both students and instructors
  • a highly efficient path to attaining flight proficiency in a shorter time span
  • reduced flight training hour requirements towards certificates and ratings
  • comprehensive and attentive ground training in preparation for FAA written, oral, and practical exams
  • high regard in professional aviation education, and is mandated for all college degree programs and Veteran and GI-Bill benefits

Combined with our staff of highly experienced pilots, our 141 training is an excellent way to start your aviation career.  To maximize the efficiency of any FAA Part 141 training course, it is recommended that students fly 3-4 times per week if possible.

Part 61

We are also happy to instruct under FAR Part 61 as dictated by the needs of our students.  Students who may have limited time to fly can certainly work just as well under the Part 61 regulations and requirements.

Minimum Hour Requirements:

  • Private Pilot Certificate: 40 hours logged flight, no specific ground minimum (either logged training with an instructor or a home study course)
  • Instrument Rating: 50 hours x-country flight, 40 hours logged instrument flight, no specific ground minimum (either logged training with an instructor or a home study course)
  • Commercial Certificate: 250 hours logged flight, no specific ground minimum (either logged training with an instructor or a home study course)

Our Part 61 program allows us to structure your training around you and your schedule. It is possible to fly as often as you desire. We recommend 2 to 3 sessions per week, which ensures that you will finish your training in a reasonable amount of time and get the best value for your money. Typical training sessions last about two hours. For the “ground school” portion of your training, we have designed it to be a combination of self study and instructor guidance. This allows you to work at your own pace and save money. Instructors are always available if you have any questions.

Cessna Training Aircrafts

The primary aircraft used for your training will be a Cessna 172, a four seat aircraft. The 172 is a highly reliable and safe aircraft. All of our aircraft are meticulously maintained by FAA certified mechanics who conduct routine checks on all systems. Once you’ve attained your private pilot’s license, these same aircraft are available to you to rent for business or recreational needs.

A great way for you to “test your wings” and get a feel for flying is to take a “Discovery Training Flight”. The Introductory Discovery flight is about a 30 minute flight and allows you an inexpensive opportunity for you to fly with one of our instructors and evaluate our aircraft and facilities. It is also a great option if you’re not quite sure if you want to pursue certification as a pilot by giving you a first hand experience at the controls. Call our office today to schedule your discovery flight.



Private Pilot Training Requirements

Tim Schuh Flight Instructor

Tim Schuh, CFI, CFII, MEI, Flight Instructor

  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Be able to read, speak and understand the English language
  • Be able to pass an Airman’s Medical exam to obtain an FAA third class medical certificate
  • Have a photo ID as well as a passport or birth certificate


Private Pilot Certification Requirements – to complete training, you must:

Log a minimum of 40 hours of flight time, including:

  • Minimum of 20 hours of dual flight instruction with your instructor which includes:
  • 3 hours of cross country time
  • 3 hours of instrument flight training
  • 3 hours of night training to include one cross country flight and at least 10 takeoffs and landings

    Flight instructor in green bay

    James Emmerich, CFI, CFII, Flight Instructor

  • Minimum of 10 hours of solo flight time, including:
  • 5 hours of solo cross country
  • 3 takeoffs and landings at an airport with an operating control tower
  • Pass a written exam
  • Pass a flight test consisting of an oral exam and a practical exam
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