FAA Part 61

FAA Part 141

Technically Advanced Aircraft

Learn To Fly in Days, not Months

Located in Sunny Central Florida

About the Training

Your private pilot license will be one of the most exciting courses you ever complete. I use an example of learning to drive a vehicle and how exciting that was. However, you were a passenger in the vehicle for years prior to learning to drive. Most of us were never in an airplane prior to learning to fly. Now, sit back, you are cleared for take-off!

  • Student pilot certificate
  • FAA medical certificate
  • Passport/Birth certificate (TSA approval if not US Citizen)
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluently in English

A minimum of 35 hours of flight training

This will consist of solo flight, dual training flight, cross-country flight, night flight, simulated instrument flight, and more.

Progress checks with senior flight staff to evaluate and fine-tune your training

  • Syllabus Driven Training: Our Part 141 Flight Training Program provides a structured syllabus to ensure the training process is complete and consistent. Use of a syllabus is a major contributing factor to our students success being reliable and repeatable.
  • Online Ground School: Our Cleared for takeoff online curriculum was created by King Schools in collaboration with Cessna aircraft, two of the most respected names in aviation. The online training course allows you to study at your convenience and at a pace you are comfortable with from any internet enabled device.
  • One on one instruction: All of your ground and flight lessons will be conducted one on one with our FAA Certificated Flight Instructors. Our one on one approach allows our instructors to conduct lessons in a manner and at a pace tailored to each students needs and abilities.
  • State of the art fleet: Our Cessna 172 Glass-cockpit fleet consists of aircraft that are 2008 to 2020. Imagine hopping into a training aircraft and still smelling that new car smell. Additionally, they all come with traffic avoidance radar and weather radar for your safety.

Student must be: 16 years old to solo & 17 years old to earn their private pilot license

Student must be able to Read, Speak and Write the English language.

Student must be a US Citizen, or complete a TSA security clearance.

Phase Sequence

In this phase you learn what makes your airplane fly, how to control your airplane in flight, and how to know if your airplane is airworthy.

Here you add to your skill set the maneuvers that allow you to fly more precisely. You hone the basic skills you have already learned, and develop safety habits that will serve you well throughout your flying career. You will also fly with another instructor to check your progress.

This is where you put into practice all of your skills, so you can make satisfying takeoffs and landings on your own.
Here you practice airport operations, takeoffs and landings, emergency procedures, and ground reference maneuvers in order to ensure you are ready for solo flight. You will also receive a pre-solo briefing as well as take a pre-solo knowledge test.
After passing a progress check to ensure you are safe and ready to fly on your own, you will take your exciting first solo flight that you will remember for a lifetime.
In this phase, you learn short- and soft-field takeoff and landing techniques, navigation, and control of the airplane by reference to the flight display.
Here you learn the steps involved in planning and flying a safe and successful cross-country. You will receive a solo cross- country briefing and take your flight school’s knowledge test. After passing a progress check, you will complete your first solo cross-country flight.
In this phase you discover what night flying is all about by taking both a local and a cross-country flight at night.
Here you go on your longest solo cross-country flight and wrap up any loose ends with your training.
In the final phase, you review everything you have learned. After passing the final progress check, you have completed the course and are ready for the FAA practical test.

What to expect in your first solo flight?

Watch two of our past students solo for the first time in our video blog. Both have successfully obtained their private pilot certificates.

About our Facility and Planes

SunState Aviation has over 16,000 sq. ft. state of the art training center and a fleet of 11 training aircraft. These aircraft include Cessna 172S, Garmin G1000 Glass Cockpit, Traffic Avoidance Radar, Weather Radar, and more.

Looking To Finance Your Flight Training?

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What our Students Say

The Commercial Pilot Course was not only enjoyable but had me absolutely prepared to pass the check ride. Your facility is top-notch and all the aircraft are modern and in excellent shape, but your instructors and staff and their preparation and willingness to put in the extra effort really made the difference.


Adam H

I have to say this, I been with SunState aviation for about 6 months and since day one it has been my only choice without a regret, very helpful and professional people as well as the best airplanes that you will ever find in an aviation school.


Alfred V

Thank you for the Instrument Rating training SunState Aviation provided me. Chris, Sherrie and Joe did a great job training me – and prepping me for my written, oral and practical Instrument Rating exam.


Ray S