Private Pilot Flight Training

Private Pilot Certificate

Minimum Requirements To Be A Private Pilot

  • Must be at least 16 years old to solo
  • Must be at least 17 years old to present FAA check ride
  • Must be able to read, write and understand the English Language
  • Obtain at least a third class Medical Certificate issued by an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME)
  • An FAA student pilot certificate
  • Pass an FAA knowledge exam with 70% or higher
  • Must receive training by an FAA Certified Flight Instructor
  • Must meet minimum ground and flight hours as per FAA requirements
  • Must pass an oral and practical flight exam with an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE)

Private Pilot Training Stages:

  • PRE-SOLO- In this first stage, you will learn the airplane, aerodynamics, take offs and landings, maneuvers, FAA airspaces and regulations, radio communications with Air Traffic Control (ATC) and flying techniques that will help you achieve the skills necessary to safely operate the aircraft.  This is the phase that prepares you for Solo flight.
  • CROSS COUNTRY- In this second stage, the student pilot will learn in depth meteorology, flight planning, performance, navigation, weight and balance, diversions, loss procedures and flight maneuvers and cross country required to prepare you for your solo cross country journey.
  • PREPARING FOR (ACS) AIRMAN CERTIFICATION STANDARDS and FAA CHECK RIDE- This is the final stage to obtain your Private Pilot Certificate.  In this phase, you will review all ground and flight maneuvers.

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Instrument Pilot Training

Instrument Rating Airplane

Minimum Requirements To Apply For An Instrument Rating

  • Must obtain a Private Pilot Certificate
  • Must be able to read, write and understand the English Lanuage
  • Obtain at least a third class Medical Certificate issued by an Aviation Medical Examiner
  • Pass an FAA knowledge exam with 70% or higher
  • Must receive training by an FAA Certified Flight Instructor
  • Must meet minimum ground and flight hours as per FAA requirements
  • Must pass an oral and practical flight exam with an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE)

Instrument Rating Stages:

  • INSTRUMENT STAGE I- In this first stage, our pilots will learn to control the aircraft by reference to the instruments (Attitude Flying, compass turns, maneuvers, partial panel, unusual attitudes).  The pilot will simulate flying through low visibility by using a limited viewing device.
  • INSTRUMENT STAGE II- In this second stage, the pilot will learn how to fly approaches, holdings, DME arcs, instrument communications phraseology, FAA regulations, advanced weather, IFR charts and symbols.
  • INSTRUMENT STAGE III- This is the final stage to become an Instrument Rated Pilot.  In this phase, you will learn performance, fly the required cross countries and loss communications procedures.  In this stage you will also review all flying and ground materials covered to make sure you are up to ACS standards, in order to prepare you for the oral and practical flight exam with an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner.

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Commercial Mult-Engine Rating

Commercial Multi Engine Land

Minimum Requirements To Apply For A Commercial License

  • Must obtain a Private Pilot Certificate
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be able to read, write and understand the English Language
  • Obtain at least a third class Medical Certificate issued by an Aviation Medical Examiner
  • You should have at least 250 total hours of flight time
  • Must receive training by an Certified Flight Instructor
  • Must meet minimum ground and flight hours as per FAA requirements
  • Must meet minimum Cross Country requirements
  • Must meet minimum Pilot in Command time
  • Pass an FAA knowledge exam with 70% or higher
  • Must pass an oral and practical flight exam with an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE)

Commercial Multi Engine Land:

  • To apply for a commercial multi engine certificate, you will learn to fly heavier, faster aircraft with a constant speed propeller, retractable flaps and landing gear (complex).
  • You will learn to execute the required ACS commercial pilot maneuvers on our Turbo Piper Seminole.
  • Once you have met the requirements for Commercial Multi Engine Land, your instructor will prepare you for the practical ground and flight exam with an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner.

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