Private Pilot Training Program
What it takes to earn a Private Pilot Certification:
Total Time: 40 hours minimum which consists of at least:
Dual: 20 hours minimum of flight training with an instructor on the Private Pilot areas of operation including:
3 hours of cross country flight training in a single engine airplane;
3 hours of night flight training in a single engine airplane, that includes at least: 1 cross country flight of over 100 nautical miles total distance; and 10 take offs & 10 landings to a full stop with each involving a flight in the traffic pattern at an airport.
3 hours of flight training by reference to instruments in a single engine airplane; and
3 hours of flight training in a single engine airplane within the 60 days prior to the practical test.
Solo: 10 hours minimum of solo flying in a single engine airplane on the Private Pilot areas of operation including:
5 hours of solo cross country flying; 1 solo cross country flight of at least 150 nautical miles total distance with full stop landings at 3 points and one segment of at least 50 nautical miles between take-off and landing; and
3 take offs and landings to a full stop at an airport with an operating control tower.