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Welcome to Intercontinental Flight Tutoring News Forum, the online resource for flight training information and support. All training courses consist of some combination of theoretical learning conducted on the ground, and practical exercises conducted in the air.

We are associated with several international flight training schools such as Fuji Airlines and Airlink International Aviation School and Dowling College. Flight training is a course of study used when learning to pilot an aircraft. The overall purpose of primary and intermediate flight training is the acquisition and honing of basic airmanship skills.

Although there are various types of aircraft, many of the principles of piloting them have common techniques, especially those aircraft which are heavier than air types.

Initial training is often conducted in specialized training aircraft, which are designed for benign handling characteristics and lower costs compared to the aircraft which the pilot concerned is ultimately aiming to fly. Flight training devices, of which full flight simulators are a major subset, are also used to train pilots in some circumstances, at much lower cost and risk than actual flying. The minimum amount of flight training required for private pilots is generally set at 40 hours, however most students require 50-80 hours of training. For glider training the time and expense may be considerably less.