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ACADEMY BASICS

Flight Operations

Flight operations originate from our ramp at Hangar No.5 at Atlantic Aviation’s complex at Martin County Airport, Witham Field, Stuart, Florida (KSUA). Flight operations are normally conducted between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., seven days per week. Weekend flight operations are scheduled and conducted at the discretion of the School. Ground school is generally scheduled from between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Flight Training

Individual student flight lesson activities will be scheduled daily depending on instructors’ schedules, equipment availability, weather and any applicable flight restrictions, such at TFRs or NOTAMs, etc. Lessons may include individual ground training events, briefings, Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) or Flight Training Device (FTD) sessions, and/or aircraft flight. Flight training activity schedules are made available to students the day preceding the scheduled activity. It is the student’s responsibility to check his or her schedule every day. Students are expected to arrive punctually for all scheduled training activity and to be fully prepared for the lesson tasks. All flight training course curriculums provide for certain lessons to be designated as stage checks to ensure that students are progressing in proficiency with the lesson tasks already covered. Stage check lessons will be conducted by a designated check instructor and will consist of an oral exam and a flight check. Both the oral exam and the flight check must be passed satisfactorily in order for the student to progress to the next stage of training.


Ground School

Attendance at all scheduled ground school classes is mandatory and students must meet 100% of the specified hours and training requirements of the course TCO in order to satisfactorily complete a given course of ground school training. If the student is absent or late for a ground school training event, the student will be required to make up the time absent in order to be eligible to take the end-of-course examination.


Student Progress Monitoring and Review

In order to maintain a professional and positive training environment, each student’s progress is tracked by regular entries to the student’s official training record by means of a training review form.  Entries may be made to identify students who are excelling or struggling in the course, or students failing to adhere to the policies and procedures established in the School’s safety or operations manuals.  A copy of the student’s progress review will be retained and become part of the student’s permanent archive.


Safety Always First

Safety is a primary concern at Zulutime Pilot. Beyond emphasizing accident prevention, hazard identification, safety data collection and dissemination, emergency response procedures, and an active safety education program, the effectiveness of our safety program relies on the unrestricted flow of information between flight instructors, students, staff, and maintenance personnel. We create our safety first culture by actively promoting the principle that safety is everyone’s responsibility.  Everyone involved in the flight-training program at Zulutime is responsible for reporting safety-related situations, such as hazards, events, and unsafe behaviors. Likewise, everyone involved in the flight-training program is authorized to take immediate action to prevent an accident or unsafe situation from occurring. Security goes hand-in-hand with safety. Zulutime has a TSA-approved security program and meets the Airport Tenant Security Programs requirements.


Fleet Maintenance

Our fleet is maintained to meticulous standards, meeting or exceeding FAA requirements. Our aircraft fly only if they are in perfect mechanical condition. No open maintenance items are ever allowed on any Zulutime aircraft.