FAA Private Pilot
FAA regulations require a student pilot to be at least 16 years of age to solo an aircraft, and at least 17 years to acquire a Private Pilot Certificate. They must be able to read, write, and speak the English language, and have a current FAA 3rd class Medical.
FAA Part 61 Private Pilot flight training requires 40 hours of logged flight time (specified below), and no minimum ground. FAA Part 141 Private Pilot flight training requires 35 hours of logged flight time and 35 hours of ground training. The average student will usually need additional hours of training above the FAA minimums, and will be charged on an hourly rate.
The total time for a full time student to complete this course from zero experience normally takes about 8-12 weeks. Allowances should be made for unforeseen circumstances like bad weather.
Included in the Course Cost:
- 41.5 Hours of Flight in a Cessna 152
- 30 Hours of Flight Instruction
- 35 Hours of Ground Class
- 15 Hours of Flight/Ground (pre/post) Instruction
Total Private Pilot Course Cost Plan A (C-152)………………………….…$7,359
Total Private Pilot Course Cost Plan B (C-172)……………….……………$8,355
Private Pilot Course Minimum Payment: $5,000*
FAA Knowledge Test ($165); FAA Checkride ($500); Medical Exam ($80); Headset ($125-$450); Jeppesen Private Pilot Kit ($225); Variable fuel surcharge%; Any books, charts & supplies desired by student; Additional Flight or Ground Training needed (C-152 $99hr or C-172 $123, Instructor $52hr).