Flight Training

Private

Pilot License

This is the first license for individuals to attain their right to fly, it is the most popular license to pursue. This license allows you to fly single-engine aircraft, not for hire, and will also allow you to take your friends and family up into the sky.

The average person in the U.S takes 74 flight hours but depending on your skill level, you can get it done in as little as 40 hours, which is the bare minimum requirement by the FAA for Part 61 Flight Schools. We recommend budgeting $11,500-$15,000 to achieve your Private Pilot’s License.

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Requirements

• Be at least 17 years of age before training is complete
• Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language
• Obtain a third-class medical certificate and student pilot certificate
• Pass the Private Pilot knowledge test
• Successfully complete the training program
• Pass a practical test by an FAA pilot examiner

Private Pilot

Certificate Requirements

Required

AERONAUTICAL EXPERIENCE

40 hours total flight time which includes:
• 20 hours dual instruction
• 10 hours solo flight time
• 5 hours solo cross-country
• 1 flight of 150 NM w/full stop landings at 3 points and one straight-line of 50 NM or more
• 3 hours night dual
• 10 takeoffs and landings
• 1 cross-country over 100 NM
• 3 hours of instrument training
• 3 hours dual instruction w/in 60 days of practical test

Instrument

Rating

Achieving your instrument rating is extremely beneficial and is arguably the most important training you will receive in your flight training. This rating allows you to fly in and above the clouds and teaches you how the trust and rely on the aircraft’s capability and instruments while you learn about the atmospheric conditions surrounding you during flight. We recommend budgeting between $12,000-$14,000 to achieve your instrument rating.

REQUIRED

AERONAUTICAL EXPERIENCE

  • 50 hours cross country Pilot In Command
  • 40 hours instrument time including:
    • 15 hours instrument training by instructor
    • 1 dual cross-country flight under IFR consisting of at least 250 NM along airways, including 3 different approaches
    • 3 hours dual instruction w/in 60 days of practical test
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Other

Requirements

  • Hold at least a Private Pilot certificate.
  • Be at least 17 years of age when training is complete
  • Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
  • Obtain a third-class medical certificate.
  • Pass the instrument pilot knowledge test.
  • Successfully complete the training program
  • Pass a practical test by an FAA pilot examiner.
Other

Requirements

• Be at least 18 years of age when training is complete
• Read, speak, write, and understand the English language
• Obtain a third-class medical certificate
• Hold at least a Private Pilot certificate
• Pass the commercial knowledge test
• Successfully complete a Commercial Pilot course
• Pass a practical test by an FAA pilot examiner

Commercial

Pilot License

Required

AERONAUTICAL EXPERIENCE

250 hours total flight time including :
• 100 hours in powered aircraft (50 hours in airplanes)
• 100 hours Pilot In Command flight time
• 50 hours cross-country
• 10 hours instrument training
• 10 hours complex dual
• 2 hours dual VFR day cross-country
• 2 hours dual VFR night cross-country
• 300 NM solo cross-country with landings at 3 points
• 5 hours solo night VFR w/ 10 takeoffs and landings
• 3 hours dual within the 60 days preceding the flight test

High Performance and Complex

Ratings

These ratings allow you to get into bigger, more powerful aircraft that have more complexity to them. High performance is any aircraft with more than 200 horsepower and Complex aircraft include retractable landing gear and flaps (that is the FAA terminology).

We have a Debonair (bonanza) available for rental that accomplishes both of these ratings. Please contact us to discuss achieving these ratings. Usually, students are able to accomplish them within 5 hours.

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Multi-Engine

Rating

This is simply an aircraft with two engines. This is a MUST for wanting to fly bigger, faster aircraft, eventually also including jets (this rating does not allow you to fly jets by the way). This is a very important rating to achieve to continue your professional training.

We have a very competitive rate in our Beechcraft Baron. Students are typically able to accomplish this rating within 10 flight hours.