Q. What are the requirements for a Private Pilot’s Certificate?
A. The Federal Aviation Administration requires a minimum of 40 flight hours to obtain a PPL. The FAA also requires that 20 of those hours must be with an instructor. However, the national average is 65 hours with 35 hours of instruction.
Q. What is the cost?
A. The cost is based on flying and instructor times, as well as materials, medical exam, written tests, etc. The average cost at our school for a Private Pilot Certificate is approximately $9,000.
Q. Is there an age limit?
A. In order to solo, you must be 16 years old and to hold a license you must be 17.
Q. How long will it take me to get my certificate?
A. It depends on how often you fly. Everyone is different, we recommend 2 – 3 times per week and it should take about four to six months at that rate.