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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 my airplane as opposed to using a simulator?
You learn and practice in real time. You and I will operate your King Air in the actual ATC environment. You must integrate weather and situational awareness with traffic, airplane system anomalies and ATC instruction and still perform to FAA standards. These airplanes have several different avionics packages. A simulator can only replicate one, which is normally different than yours.

What other type of flight training do you do?
I concentrate on recurrent training in the King Air, but I am approved for numerous other turboprops.

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 and I'm the only person teaching here.

Will you train me at my location?
Yes, of course.

Do I need to list you on my insurance?
Yes, as additional insured with a waiver of subrogation.

Are you approved by my insurance company?
Yes, but call your agent to verify. Occasionally, low time pilots or a high liability policy require simulator training.

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.