Private Pilot License


Private Pilot LicenseA Private Pilot License is probably the all around best personal aviation certification for those who are truly serious about their flying and who need to fly longer distances and carry more passengers. A person who holds a Private Pilot License may do almost anything and everything that a Commercial Pilot may do – except flying for hire. A Private Pilot (with the proper ratings and endorsements) may fly higher performance airplanes – including multi engine airplanes and jets, fly cross-country flights – even to other countries. Private Pilots can carry multiple passengers, fly at night and – properly rated with an FAA Instrument Rating – fly in less-than-ideal weather conditions. See details about our Private Pilot Training Course options

Private Pilot License Training Requirements

The basic FAA requirements – in a nutshell – involved for obtaining a Private Pilot License in the United States are as follows:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age.
  • Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English Language.
  • Obtain an FAA Medical Certificate.
  • Obtain an FAA Student Pilot Certificate
  • Log at least 40 hours of flight training.
  • Receive at least 20 hours of flight training from an authorized flight instructor.
  • Log at least 10 hours of solo flight time.
  • Pass the required knowledge test.
  • Pass a Practical Test consisting of both an oral examination and a flight test.

Our Accelerated Private Pilot License course can be completed from scratch in as little as 21 days!