Private Pilot Training Program

Minimum Requirements:


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.

Minimum Expected Cost Sheet