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Frequently asked questions

Where are you located?
I am located at 46D Sams Point Rd. Beaufort SC 29907. My office is between Savannah, GA (Home of Gulfstream) and Charleston, SC (Boeing's 787 Assembly Plant.) The airport I use is KARW. Click on Goggle Maps.

What are some of the advantages of training in the simulator as opposed to using my airplane?
You learn and practice in a safe environment and can explore the the edge of the envelope regarding emergency procedures.

What other type of flight training do you do?
I concentrate on recurrent training in the Piper Navajo, but I am approved for numerous other turboprops and Citation jets.

Do you offer an ATP rating program?
Yes.

Why should I choose your school?
90% of my new students are referred by my former students. My goal is to train safe, proficient pilots. I'm also consistent. I don't want another job. I enjoy teaching.

Will you train me at my location?
No, we utilize the simulator exclusively in this course.

Are you approved by my insurance company?
Yes, but call your agent to verify.

How much do you charge?
Please view our price list here. Plus expenses if I travel to you.

How do I contact you?
Cell: 843-521-9412 (If I'm flying, leave a message)
Email: dscarmody@safepilot.com.

How long have you been instructing and how can I check up on you?
I have been instructing since 1973 and am happy to send you a list of former students. Also, you may review my testimonials.

What should I do to prepare for training?
Please study the AFM/POH prior to training.

What's your style of instruction?
Low key, humorous, and professional. Training is in an informal atmosphere without the same scripted language every time.

When do the courses start?
Courses start at your convenience.

How far in advance should I book?
I stay booked approximately 3 weeks in advance.

What time do you normally start training?
At a mutually agreeable time, so you can complete your program on your schedule.