Course Guidance

The following links are to be used in conjunction with a Westwind Syllabus.  Each unit in our syllabus has corresponding course guidance.  The guidance discusses what is to be accomplished in each unit and gives materials and study aids to help students prepare for their unit.  This material should be reviewed and studied prior to attempting a unit.


Private Pilot 141 Course

It’s a beautiful, sunny day in Phoenix, Arizona.  After completing all your preflight checks, you climb into the cockpit of your aircraft.  You look over to the empty seat next to you, and you remember the Westwind instructor who taught you everything you know… but they’re not in the airplane with you anymore.  You are now an FAA certified private pilot… you get the keys to this airplane all to yourself.  It is the ultimate freedom, and you earned it at Westwind School of Aeronautics.


Instrument Rating 141 Course

Congratulations!  You have your wings, and stripes on your shoulders.  You worked hard to get this far, but now it’s time to push you further.  We now get to challenge you to learn how to fly without looking outside the aircraft.  Picture the cold, wet, rainy day.  You’re airliner has over 100 passengers, waiting to get to their destination.  The clouds are so low and the visibility is so poor that you can’t even see the control tower from where you are sitting.  But this doesn’t make you nervous… it gets you excited.  You buckle up, and you taxi out to takeoff into “the soup.”  You were trained for this very moment at Westwind School of Aeronautics.


Commercial Pilot 141 Courses

Time to make some money!  You have worked incredibly hard to get to where you are, and now it is time to get paid to do what you love… or as most pilots would say that they “never have to work another day in their life.”  You get the office with the best view, and you get it for the rest of your career.  Welcome to being a professional commercial pilot.


Certified Flight Instructor 141 Courses

You have mastered your skill as an aviator, and you are now a commercial pilot.  It is now your turn to give back to the aviation community.  As a certified flight instructor, you get paid to teach the thing you love while building hours towards future career opportunities.