Flight Training

Instrument Rating
June 16, 2014
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Private Pilot

Many students take several months to get their pilot license with traditional pilot training. Effective students fly 2-3 times per week, saving time and money.

Our students starting from zero typically finish with 40-45 hours of flight training. If you dedicated 2-3 times per week for lessons, you can be finished in approximately 6 months. Our Accelerated Flight Training course can be completed from scratch in as little as 35 flight hours!

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A person who holds a private pilot license may do almost anything and everything that a commercial pilot may do – except fly 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.

The basic FAA requirements to obtain a Private Pilot License 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.
  • 22.75 Hours Dual Airplane Instruction.
  •  7 Hours Solo Flight Time.
  • 5.25 Hours Full Motion Simulator (Redbird FMX).
  • 15 Hours one-on-one ground instruction.
  • Cessna Integrated Training Kit.
  • FAA Written Exam.
  • FAA Check Ride.