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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 Google Maps.

What's the nearest airport?
Beaufort County is just 1 mile from my office. The identifier is KARW.

Where can I get discount fuel?
Discount Jet A is available at 88J in Allendale, SC. Allendale is 50 miles North of Beaufort. It's usually $1.00 a gallon cheaper than Beaufort.

What other type of flight training do you do?
I concentrate on conducting initial and recurrent training in the Cheyenne. Call if you have a question.

Where can I get a rental car?
If you are flying into Savannah, there are numerous rental companies at the airport.

Enterprise Rental Car - Offering discount rental cars.

Sensible Rent-A-Car at (843) 521-9498. They will leave the car at the Beaufort County Airport (KARW) for pick-up.

For a Taxi, call Yellow Cab (843) 522-1121.

Where can I book a motel room?
Click here for discounts on hotel rooms in Beaufort or Hilton Head.

Why should I choose your school?
Better training at a lower price. You may cut your training budget by 50%.

Why are your prices so much less than other schools?
Simple. My overhead is much less. I have one simulator, I run one small ad, I'm based at a small airport, and I do all the instructing and I only accept qualified students.

How does your training compare to Simcom or Flightsafety?
Everyone teaches the same systems and the same procedures. I use PowerPoint and wrote my own training syllabus. I specialize in the Cheyenne. I'm approved by the same insurance companies. I charge less.

Will you train me at my location?
Of course, call to discuss.

Do I need to list you on my insurance?
Yes, but only if we are flying in your airplane. Please list me as an additional insured.

Are you approved by my insurance company?
Yes. I have been approved by all the major insurance companies. However, I always recommend that you call your insurance agent to verify approval. Call with any questions.

How much do you charge?
Please see the individual training pages.

Do you require a deposit?
Yes, a $500 non-refundable deposit is required for simulator training and a $1000 non-refundable deposit is required if I travel to your location. The deposit can be applied to any program if you have to cancel but reschedule within 30 days.

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 read your Aircraft Flight Manual 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.

Are there any other fees or costs?
No, except your hotel and rental car (if needed).

Is a hanger available?
No, Beaufort County does not offer hangers.

When does the course start?
The course starts at your convenience.

How far in advance should I book?
I stay booked approximately 2 weeks in advance.

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