Private Pilot Requirements
FAA MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
40 Hours Total Time – Including:
20 Hours Dual Instruction (Includes 5 hours of dual cross-country)
10 Hours Solo Flight Time (Includes 5 hours of solo cross-country)
60 - 70 Hours
With our prepayment plan, you may purchase 10-hour blocks of flight time and receive one hour free for every ten hours purchased.
You must be at least 16 years old to solo and at least 17 years old to be eligible to take the flight test. However, there are no age minimums (or maximums) for when you can begin taking lessons.
You must also be able to pass a 3rd class FAA medical exam, and a FAA written exam (60 multiple choice questions). When you meet the requirements and pass the flight test, you will immediately be issued your Private Pilot’s Certificate, which allows you to carry passengers anywhere in the U.S., Canada, and most other nations. While a pilot’s certificate never expires, you must keep your 3rd class medical certificate and have flight review with an instructor every two years in order to stay current.
Aircraft Rental Rates
Cessna 172 w/GNS 530 GPS $130.00/hr
Cessna 172SP w/-1000 Glass Pan $160.00/hr
Piper Aztec w/GNS 430&530 GPS $285.00/hr
Piper Archer $130.00/hr