What is a consultation?

  • A “New Student Consultation” is an opportunity for potential students to ask any questions they may have regarding becoming a pilot, professional path options, or any additional questions.
  • Consultations at Pilotsmith can be very comprehensive. We answer any and all questions with a realistic, honest approach. Aviation has many angles; Pilotsmith’s goal is to ensure students know exactly what to expect. This allows students to properly plan for success.
  • Therefore, WRITE down your questions prior to arrival to ensure all questions are addressed and answered!

Types of consultations?

The first step to the process normally begins with a consultation. There are three different options for a consultation.

  1. In-Person Consultation: This is the best option.
  2. Video Conference Consultation: If you are unable to make an in-person consultation but have video abilities on your phone or computer, a video conference is the next best thing.
  3. Phone Conference Consultation: Not preferred but still an option.

How do I schedule a consultation?

Prior to your call or email, you should have a few dates / times that would work for the consultation.

  • Call Pilotsmith’s Main Number – +1 (920) 415-2359 (We will always try to answer your phone call, but if we do not, PLEASE leave a message. We will call you back.)
  • Email Pilotsmith – help@pilotsmith.com (We will always respond!)

Things to bring to the Consultation

Enrollment Process, you would need the following. It is important to note that the consultation does not require you to complete the enrollment process. The idea being, if you decide to complete the enrollment you will have the necessary documents to do so!

  1. Access to your email account – Gmail is preferred if you have one. This is used to verify your account when we set up your Flight Schedule Pro.
  2. Government issued photo ID – Driver’s license, Military ID, or Passport
  3. TSA Citizenship Verification – Passport or Birth Certificate
    • Interntaional Students – See “International Programs” section
  4. Social Security (SS) NumberKnowing the number is sufficient, needed for TSA badging at the Green Bay and Appleton Locations.
  5. Credit / Debit Card -AND- a CHECK (preferred) to put money on account 
    1. 141 Enrollment Fee is $50 – Paid with credit or debit card
    2. Purchase 141 Kit (cost depends on program) – Paid with credit or debit card
    3. TSA Badging Fee (Depends on location) – Paid with credit or debit card
    4. Most students put money on account: Cashier’s or Personal Check that is made out to Pilotsmith, Inc. (Most students put about $3,000 – $10,000 on account, but this amount is up to you.)
  6. Pilot Certificate – If you have one, NOT required for the consultation if you do not.
  7. FAA Medical – If you have one, NOT required for the consultation if you do not.
  8. If Under 18 years old – Bring a parent or guardian.

Enrollment Process

  1. Complete the initial paperwork, add documents to your file, start the TSA badging process, get your Flight Schedule Pro account, and set up your kiosk account. When completed, you will be enrolled into the 141 program (if applicable) and then accept the terms. This can all be completed at the enrollment!
  2. Get assigned a Flight Instructor:
    • Name, Phone Number, and email address of instructor and student.
    • Introduction email is sent to both parties.
  3. Schedule First Lesson
  4. Start your Flight Training!
  5. Achieve your goals!
  6. Have a great career in a wonderful industry!