PRIVATE PILOT

Take Flight with Aeropro

Take Flight with Aeropro

Whatever your reason for wanting a private pilot license, Aeropro can help you take flight.  Do you want to:

Go to the Airlines

Check off a bucket list item

Become an Aerospace entrepreneur like Howard Hughes

Let us help you take the first step.  Here's how:

1. Read the requirements (see the list - look right)

2. Book a discovery flight (see if you like it)

3. Book your lessons

4.  Buy your curriculum at the Pilot Shop on site

5. Get started - good luck!  You can do this. 

There are many schools that will tell you the firm "cost" of obtaining your private pilot's license only to have you be surprised later.  On balance, a typical private pilot license costs in the range of $8,000.00 - $10,000.00.  These costs are driven by student needs (more time in the aircraft to skill build for example).  For someone considering a private pilot's license, calculate your return on investment (potential career, fun, entrepreneurial opportunity).  This is a commitment and should be worth the opportunity cost and investment to you.

Career Path:  If you wish to join the airlines, you can find more data about costs, how to cover costs, and potential employers here.

Financing:  If you need help financing your private pilot license, click here.

Get your Private Pilot License

(Taken from 14 CFR 61.109 – Aeronautical Experience)

Here is a checklist to guide you through the process:

Prerequisites

 

⬜ Valid student pilot certificate and third-class medical (or greater)

 

⬜ At least 17 years old

 

⬜ Read, speak, write, and understand English


⬜ 70% or better score on FAA private pilot knowledge test

Minimum Aeronautical Experience

40 hours of flight time, including at least

 

   ⬜ 20 hours of training (dual instruction with a CFI) that 

         includes at least –

         ⬜ 3 hours of cross country flight training

         ⬜ 3 hours of night flight training

               ⬜ 1 night XC training flight greater than 100 nm

               ⬜ 10 takeoffs and 10 landings to a full stop at an airport 

         ⬜ 3 hours of simulated instrument time

         ⬜ 3 hours of practical test prep flights within the preceding 2 

            calendar months with a CFI

   ⬜ 10 hours of solo flight time 

 

         ⬜ 5 hours of solo cross-country time

         ⬜ One solo cross-country flight of 150 nm total distance, with full-stop landings at three points, one segment of the flight with straight-line distance of at least 50 nm between takeoff and landing locations

   ⬜ 3 takeoffs and landings to a full stop (each with a flight in the 

pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower