The journey of a lifetime begins with a single step, To become a pilot, that step is pursuing a private pilot license. Get started with a Discovery Flight which will get you one hour closer to your private pilot license.
You can also sign up for the Ultimate Flight Adventure, an intensive introductory course, or take the plunge and sign up for full private pilot training.
What You Must Do to Get your Private Pilot License
(Taken from 14 CFR 61.109 – Aeronautical Experience)
Here is a checklist to guide you through the process:
⬜ 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
Private Pilot Package
*Can be completed under Part 141 OR Part 61
40 hours of flight time including 30 hours of flight training with instructor, 10 solo hours, ground school and simulator time.
* Discovery Flight and Ultimate Flight Adventure package prices are subtracted from price as relevant
* If the student requires flight hours additional to those included in the package, they are charged separately.
*This is an estimated cost based on FAA Minimums