The FAA requires a minimum of 40 hours training to obtain a Private Pilot Certificate (see above link to 61.109). By completing your training in the minimum time you can expect to spend approximately $5200 to $6000 to obtain your license.
A lot of learning to fly happens on the ground. Flying requires an extraordinary amount of book knowledge and demands good self-study habits. Our instructors will do everything possible to help encourage you to finish at or very close to the minimum time.
Your test is in three different phases; a multiple-choice written test, an oral examination, and a demonstration of your flying capabilities. When your training is complete you’ll fly a “Check Ride” with a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE).
Our Designated Pilot Examiner is appointed by the FAA and will ensure that our instructors have taught you all of the required maneuvers and techniques. We think of this Check Ride as a critique of our training as well as your learned skills. Upon successful completion of your check ride you’ll receive your private pilot certificate.
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